Ok, so unfortunately not those kind of cookies….but just as common these days.
In relation to Cookies and the consent of their use, the PECR takes precedent but now also refers to the stricter rules around consent brought in with GDPR.
Your customers need to be aware of what cookies are in use and in most cases need to provide freely given consent for them.
Do you know what cookies your website uses and how they work?
You cannot rely on implied consent
You need to detail what cookies are set and what they do (including third party cookies)
Users must have control over any non-essential cookies (Analytics are useful folks but not essential for your customer)
You cannot rely on legitimate interests to set cookies
Never rely on generic privacy or cookie statements and simple ‘click to proceed or accept’ buttons as you are very likely to be breaching the regulation.
Consider carrying out an audit of existing cookies to ensure that you have the right mechanisms in place to comply with the regulation
If you need support complying with the updated Regulations, please get in touch. We can help.