The ICO’s new cookie regulations: what you need to know
Given how important both cookies and data privacy are today we wanted to share the key points covered by these new regulations so you remain compliant.
We will provide more detailed coverage later in the month but for now these are the key points you will need to bear in mind:
• You cannot rely on implied consent – the user must take a clear and positive action to consent to non-essential cookies.
• Consent is not required for cookies that are “strictly necessary” which are those essential to providing the service requested by the user.
• You cannot use a blanket wall to restrict access to your website until the user consents to the cookies – this is not valid consent under the high GDPR standard.
• You cannot rely on “legitimate interests” as valid consent for non-essential cookies.
We will be providing more in depth guidance on this in due course.
In the meantime, if you need any assistance with how to interpret these new regulations or if you are concerned about whether you are still compliant, please contact Charlotte Higgins at email@example.com or call Charlotte on 0114 252 1420.