Cookies on the gov.uk beta

Dafydd Vaughan on 12 January 2012

Today I’ve written about how we will be using cookies on the gov.uk beta website. An extract is below, and you can read the full entry on the Government Digital Service blog.

The use of cookies on websites has become an increasingly hot topic over the past few months. A new EU law – specifically The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (PECR) – requires that websites ask for consent before setting cookies that aren’t “strictly necessary” for the operation of the website. We’ve put together this post to give you an overview of how we are approaching this law on the beta for the Single Domain.

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