Kennetiq and the EU Cookie Directive

May 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm
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In May 2011, the EU issued the Cookie Directive, which states that all websites must gain the explicit permission of visitors to place cookies on their machines. The UK was given 12 months to comply with this directive and that 12 months runs out on 26th May 2012, at which point the EU Cookie Directive becomes enforceable in law.

The Cookie Directive is intended to protect the privacy of web site visitors, giving them the option of refusing cookies should they wish, if those cookies might collect or distribute personal information to other sites or services.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a piece of data stored as a text file on a computer or other device when you visit a website. See this Wikipedia Article for more detail.

Whilst many sites do not use cookies at all, anything with a login, or sharing add-ons (like some Facebook Like and Tweet this buttons), or a shopping basket, or that uses tracking software like Google Analytics, does. Cookies are also used to track user preferences, and in some cases to serve up context specific advertising.

What about Kennetiq only uses two types of cookies, those that are ‘strictly necessary’ for the functioning of the site and some ‘performance cookies’ used to monitor web site traffic and usage (Google Analytics) and to provide user specific content once registered and logged into the site (WordPress).

In order to comply with the EU Cookie Directive, Kennetiq Ltd has updated it’s privacy policy to include more details about cookies and which ones are used on this site, and provided information on how to ‘opt-out’ if so desired.

We have also added some additional text to our registration page to ensure that site visitors are aware that addition ‘performance cookies’ will be used when they register and/or log onto the site, these additional cookies are only used if a  user registers on, not before.

All information stored in cookies by Kennetiq Ltd is anonymous, does not identify the user and is not shared with third party sites unless otherwise stated (Google Analytics).

For more information please view our updated Privacy Policy or get in touch.

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