The Cookie Law Explained
The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet.
It was designed to protect online privacy, by making consumers aware of how information about them is collected and used online, and give them a choice to allow it or not.
Site Owners Start Complying
Why Cookie Law?
There are other technologies, like Flash and HTML5 Local Storage that do similar things, and these are also covered by the legislation, but as cookies are the most common technology in use, it has become known as the Cookie Law.
All websites owned in the EU or targeted towards EU citizens, are now expected to comply with the law.
If you own a website, you will need to make sure it complies with the law, and this usually means making some changes.
If you don’t comply you risk enforcement action from regulators, which in the UK means The Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO). In exceptional cases this can mean a fine.
What are Cookies ?
Cookies are a kind of short term memory for the web. They are stored in your browser and enable a site to ‘remember’ little bits of information between pages or visits.
To find out lots more about cookies in general and the different types, take a look at Cookiepedia – the leading information resource all about cookies.
The cookies used on pikairos.eu
These are the cookies necessary for the operation of the site.
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|cookie_notice_accepted||Remember the acceptance of cookies when the user clicked OK||12 months|
These are cookies triggered by other applications.
On pikairos.eu, it is about cookies of Youtube, which are activated only during the reading of a Youtube video. Just choose internal videos so that these cookies are not activated.