New guidance on cookies published
09/07/2019

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published new guidance on the use of cookies and similar technologies, as well as an associated blog. 

The guidance looks at cookies and similar technologies in detail and it is relevant to any organisations operating online services such as websites or mobile apps. It covers:

  • What cookies and similar technologies are
  • What the rules are on cookies and similar technologies
  • How the cookie rules relate to the GDPR
  • How to comply with the cookie rules
  • Other matters to consider.

 
The blog highlights, and aims to debunk, the myths that:

  • Organisations can rely on implied consent for cookies
  • Analytics cookies are strictly necessary, so consent is not needed
  • Organisations can use a cookie wall to restrict access to their websites until users consent
  • Organisations can rely on legitimate interests to set cookies, so consent is not needed
  • The ICO wants online services to stop using cookies and similar technologies.

The ICO highlights that cookie compliance will be an increasing regulatory priority for it in the future an


Newsletter Signup

With our newsletter, you automatically receive our latest news by e-mail and get access to the archive including advanced search options!

» Sign up for the newsletter
» Login

Newsfeed Search


Accreditation

ICAEW White

xeroplat

Brighton

19 New Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 1UF

Tel: 01273 321526
Fax: 01273 321565
[email protected]

Rustington

2-4 Ash Lane
Rustington
Sussex
BN16 3BZ

Tel: 01903 772244
Fax: 01903 771071
[email protected]