Well it looks like the EU Cookie Law has been finally put to rest as the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) … the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals – has updated its own policy covering the use of website cookies.
As of earlier this month the ICO issued a news update on its website detailing how cookies on their own website will be used in the future. It looks like they have taken a leaf out of our own book – by suggesting that cookies are now accepted with implied consent – and it is down to the individual website visitor to manage their own cookie use.
New visitors to the ICO website will now see a banner with the following consent message.
We have placed cookies on your computer to help make this website better. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we’ll assume you’re OK to continue.
Hmmm, quite a step down from the advice that was being suggested two years ago!