Oh dear, this is going to be difficult. It’s been about a month now I think since my last post, having had some time off to get married and swan off to sunny Spain for three weeks on honeymoon.
Well, I’m back now and to ease myself into it I thought I’d summarise some of the great stuff that’s come out over the last few weeks about the EU cookie law.
I’ve already written a bit about what the law is here but others have written about what it means to implement it and tools you can use to make life a little easier:
Paul Morriss wrote this post about some of the cookies that common third party sites like WordPress and YouTube are using http://manypies.paulmorriss.com/2012/04/getting-rid-of-cookies-on-our-website.html
Michael Grimes has also written about identifying the cookies your website sets http://citizensheep.com/blog/2012/04/16/identifying-the-cookies-your-website-sets/
Paul has written another blog post about some visual cookie tracking tools, such as Collusion http://manypies.paulmorriss.com/2012/04/visual-display-of-tracking-cookies.html
E Consultancy have done an overview of how the BBC, Channel 4, Telegraph and Guardian are addressing the law on their websites and whether what they’re doing is actually complaint http://econsultancy.com/uk/blog/9990-the-bbc-unveils-its-eu-cookie-law-solution
An article from The Guardian on how the ICO changed their guidance around implied consent at the last minute, shifting responsibility on to users rather than website owners http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/may/26/cookies-law-changed-implied-consent
Ross Wintle has written a really good summary of the law, particularly from the view of non techies. He’s also pulled together other useful resources and tools http://oikos.org.uk/2012/05/complying-with-the-eu-cookie-directive/