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Everything You Need to Know About Cookies

Do you remember cookie monster? That one guy from Sesame Street which was eating any amount of cookies in violent manner? Well, EU took special interest in the matter of cookies. Now offering a cookie must be overt.

In May 2011 new EU (European Union) directive about website cookies came into effect. Everyone whose website is hosted within EU or targeted towards EU citizens must comply with it. It means, that you have to ask your website users for consent when storing cookies on their computers.

In this article series I’ll cover what are cookies, what kinds of them we are using, and what’s the difference between implied and explicit consent. At the end, You’ll also know when you don’t need to ask for consent and how to properly comply with EU cookie law on your website.

Enjoy!

  1. What is a Cookie?
  2. Types of Internet Cookies
  3. Explicit or Implied Consent?
  4. When You Don’t Need User Consent?
  5. Proper Dataflow Infographics
  6. How to Properly Comply with EU Cookie Law?

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