EU Cookie Law (e-Privacy Directive)
90% of all websites store small files (called cookies) on your computer however, since the 25th of May 2012, website owners are required by EU regulations to obtain visitors consent first.
This jQuery plugin is the ultimate solution to the new cookie law. The idea is to have a inobtrusive method of gaining user consent BEFORE using non essential cookies.
Our developer has consulted with the ICO and we are confident that our plugin meets the legal requirements.
How It Works
We have the plugin in use on this page! At the top of this window you will notice a message; this is the plugin at work!
When a user visits your website, a bar (similar in appearance to those used by most modern browsers) will prompt users for consent to use non essential cookies on the site.
- If the user answers 'Yes', a session cookie is set to indicate the users acceptance.
- If the user answers 'No', a session cookie is set to indicate the users rejection.
After the user has given (or not given) consent, a further question will be asked to ascertain if the user would like the site to remember their preference
- If the user answers 'Yes', the users preference will be remembered for a period of one year, they will not be prompted again even when revisiting the site after closing down their browser and re-opening.
- If the user answers 'No', the users preference will be forgotten when they close their browser.
If geolocation is turned on, and the user is found to be visiting your website from outside of the European Union, the bar is not displayed and Google Analytics is injected immediately.
More information about the e-Privacy Directive can be found at www.ico.gov.uk