The ‘informed’ part means that websites need to tell people what cookies they use, and what their purpose is.
Consent or Cookie Compliance itself is defined as “any freely given specific and informed indication of his wishes”.
However there is no prescribed method by which consent can be given by the user to the website.
Cookie “consent” – definition?
A useful source of further information on the interpretation and definitions in the cookie law is an open letter published by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, who are responsible for the UK legislation.
The understanding of the Eu Cookie Directive in European countries has differed from country to country depending on the implementation.