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Socitm Insight launches Cookie management service

Socitm Insight has launched a new service to help public sector website owners to deal with the implication of the EU 'cookie' directive effective from 26 May 2011.

The directive puts a new compliance burden on all website owners, including those responsible for sites that may be delivered by third parties. Website owners are now required to provide their visitors with an opportunity to give their consent explicitly prior to having cookies downloaded on to their computers or mobile devices. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), which is responsible for enforcing the new law in the UK, has allowed all organisations one year to make the necessary changes - although complaints about serious breaches will be investigated during this period. 
 
In partnership with Cookie Reports Ltd, Socitm Insight has come up with a simple and practical response to this new requirement that is available to all local public services and, as a shared service, is offered at an affordable price.