Getting Cookie Consent

There are a number of technical difficulties in implementing the law so that websites can gain clear, informed consent to the use of cookies.  These are likely to push up costs for site owners.

Getting Cookie Consent For The Cookie Law?
However the big potential impact is on the users, who are likely to be faced  with information, and questions they have to answer, before they can get to the content that they are interested in.

The risk then is that those visitors leave the site rather than be faced with such questions and go to sites that don’t.  Which actually gives non-compliant websites an advantage.

Aside tefchnical difficulties there are the contraints which this new law places on future invovation, so the problem is not simple about getting cookie consent for the cookie law. It is a cookie issue for the future too. The ICO has said all sites must comply by May 26.