Jul 262011
Consenting to Cookies in the EU

In 2009, the EU passed a new directive, effective May 25, 2011, with the purpose of preventing web service providers from inserting cookies into their users’ browsers without first providing “clear and comprehensive information” about how the cookies would be used and then obtaining the user’s consent. But, what does it mean to consent? What, exactly, does a service provider have to do? Luckily (or not), the EU has a Working Party that, in a [...]