This website sits on a WordPress.com hosting platform and will have placed cookies on your computer to help make this website better. You can change your cookie settings at any time using your computer browser’s settings. Otherwise, we’ll assume you’re OK to continue.
What is a cookie?
Using the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) definition: “Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site”. http://www.ico.org.uk/Global/cookies
“Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org“
“To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout ”
The EU Cookie Law (e-Privacy Directive)
Here is the ICO link with a helpful video to talk through the compliance requirement for all UK based companies with websites that use cookie technology.
- Registered members need a cookie to be able to log in. This is ‘strictly necessary’ as WordPress won’t work without it.
- Visitors who leave a comment on a blog post will also have a cookie set on their computer. This is not “strictly necessary” as it’s a user preference.
We will confirm if this is the case when WordPress get back to us. Meanwhile, Heather Burns at Ideal5 has done some helpful research into the legal side to bring more clarity and some useful tips on what to do next.