New EU directive on cookies for Irish Site - Any detail out there?

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#1
Hi All,
I have been looking for some official info on what needs to be done for a site to be fully compliant with the new EU directive on cookies / privacy laws but can't seem to find anything official for Ireland.

Does anyone know even if the law is passed for here and what does it implies exactly?
 
#4
Cracking slides Michele - the cat ones are great!

I thought that the EU doesn't care about cookies for analytics as long as they;re anonymous or single session (e.g. just for a shopping cart, destroyed afterwards)?
 

mneylon

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#5
You have to declare ALL cookies that you are using and why.
So, for example, session cookies would be classed as "key" for the site's functionality, while analytics wouldn't
 
#6
Interesting that Google have point blankly ignored it. And that was their opinion when I lasted visited Barrow Street.

They are getting far too arrogant though - but look at Australia - they have no problem bringing them to task
 

mneylon

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#7
The UK implemented the legislation first, but they gave website owners a year to get up to speed. A lot of UK sites have done something, but a lot still haven't ..
Over here the studies would suggest that only a tiny percentage of Irish sites are compliant at any level
This doesn't really surprise me, as I see a very large number of sites that don't have any contact details, privacy policy or anything else ..
 
#8
I think its a ludicrous law but hey....

Analytics is already outdated and useless IMHO. I'm building a session-based tracker for most of our projects - so they're be no cookie and less privacy. Great way to give 2 fingers to the fat cats!
 

mneylon

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#10
Paul - I can only send you to the slides and the SI
I'll try to do a more comprehensive blog post covering what is required, but the basics would be:
- company number
- VAT number
- address
- privacy policy
- cookie usage details
 
#13
I notice Google haven't done anything about it - and they're sitting right under the nose of one the most vigilant Data guvs in the EU!

Analytics places cookies, so does Google search. And re-marketing. And they're more than just "for anonymous" tracking purposes!

The auto-opt in on AIB and other sites is frankly annoying and somewhat defeats the purpose
 
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