0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

ICC leaves a trail of crumbs to cookie compliance

3 April 2012

With the impending deadline of 25 May 2012 for compliance with the regulations on cookie use looming large for many businesses, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UK has this week published some helpful guidance for those who are still unclear on how they ensure their use of cookies on websites will not fall foul of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The guidance, which follows 2 previous ICO guidance publications, provides clear explanations and descriptions of the method of categorisation of cookies and gives examples of how consent to cookie use might be obtained.

Businesses should take heed of this guidance and conduct a ‘cookie audit’ of their websites; whilst the ICO are unlikely to take immediate and aggressive enforcement action, in reality the true risk of non-compliance is the reputational damage that is incurred if your business is seen to fail at obtaining site user’s consent to the collection of information about them.

related opinions

Retail woes extending beyond the property sector and into financial markets

Some commentators had anticipated that persisting retail sector challenges might disrupt more than the make-up of the high street or commercial property negotiations between landlords and tenants.

View blog

Deadline for registration for all operators and pilots of drones – midnight today!

Mandatory registration under the Drone Safe Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service starts at 00.00 on 30 November 2019.

View blog

Bailleurs et locataires, vos baux commerciaux sont-ils armés pour résister à l' épreuve du futur?

Durant les deux dernières semaines, nous avons connu vu une nouvelle vague d’annonces concernant de grandes enseignes du commerce britannique.

View blog

Retailers and landlords, are your commercial leases future-proof?

The last two weeks have seen yet another flurry of announcements regarding big high street names including Thomas Cook, Argos, Karen Millen and Coast.

View blog

mailing list sign up



Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up