Monday August 19, 2019

New EU Cookie Law to help privacy on the web, what is it?

The new EU Cookie Law to help privacy on the Net

The new EU Cookie Law to help privacy on the Net

When you visit most of the websites on the net, there exists code to gather information and details about your visit. It is called cookie, a small piece of text stored on your computer, phone or other device which you use to browse the web. Cookies keep track of your movements within the site, help you resume where you left off, remember your registered login, theme selection, preferences, and other customization functions.

Cookies usually don’t contain much information except for the web address of the website that created the cookie, the duration of the cookie’s abilities and effects, and a random number. Due to the little amount of information a cookie contains, it usually cannot be used to reveal your identity or personally identifying information.

It’s call e-Privacy Directive, the law which applies to how you use cookies and similar technologies for storing information on a user’s equipment such as their computer or mobile device changed on 26 May 2011. Learn more about new cookies law, visit the link below for more information on the subject

http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/privacy_and_electronic_communications/the_guide/cookies.aspx

 

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