What is the EU Cookie Law
Essentially the EU Cookie Law is the EU e-Privacy Directive that is set to come into action on 26th May 2012 and what it means is that you have to get your visitors informed consent before placing a cookie on their machine. Here is a video explaining the EU Cookie Law and here is a link to the ICO website detailing the law.
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that a website can store on your computer to help keep track of different things, like if you want to stay logged into a website, or your preferences within a website. You can read more about them on this HTTP cookie Wikipedia article.
What is the fuss?
Is is just cookies?
No - The law also affects anything that acts like a cookie, for example:
HTML5 Local Storage
The ICO has said that it isn't good enough to just re-implement the tracking some other way outside of cookie storage.
Your privacy is our priority. We are committed to protecting your privacy at all times, in all situations. The information we collect about you when you become a member is used to process your orders and to provide a more personalized experience on our site.
HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
When you become a member, we will NOT share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis.
Your name and address information is used solely to process orders unless your prior consent is given. Without your consent, this information will NEVER be sold, given, rented or traded to others for purposes other than order fulfilment.