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Cookies – Better Browsers Required

A press release from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport confirms that the Government is looking to browser manufacturers to provide the main approach to implementing new European laws on cookies. However the release also confirms that current tools for managing cookies in browsers are not considered sufficient to obtain the consent that will now be required from users before a cookie is stored on their computer: better information and management options are required.

A “working group with industry” (it’s not clear which industries, though the Internet Advertising Bureau has recently released its own proposals) and the Information Commissioner will also be providing guidance on complying with the law.

By Andrew Cormack

I'm Chief Regulatory Advisor at Jisc, responsible for keeping an eye out for places where our ideas, services and products might raise regulatory issues. My aim is to fix either the product or service, or the regulation, before there's a painful bump!

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