EU Cookie Law (e-Privacy Directive) Compliance V1.1

Important Information

The EU's e-Privacy Directive requires websites to gain consent from website visitors to allow cookies to be
stored on their devices. Failure to comply with the Directive may result in substantial fines, although currently
the vast majority of websites, including many Government sites, do not yet comply.

The latest guidance from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is that implied consent is a valid form
of consent if you are satisfied that your users understand that their actions will result in cookies being set.
You cannot simply rely on users reading your privacy policy page alone.
For the latest information from the ICO visit:

Impact Of Cookies Being Disabled

By disabling cookies, users will not be able to fully utilise all of the site functionality and you will not be able
to record statistics accurately via Google Analytics for these users.

Affect On Functionality

For CMS sites this is mainly restricted to being able to log in to administer their account (e.g. to unsubscribe
from emails) or to use grouped forms (available in 2.8.6 onwards, end June 2012).

For ecommerce sites this means not being able to use the add-to-cart and checkout processes and you will
not be able to track ROI within the Marketing Console nor affiliate tracking.

EU Cookie Law (e-Privacy Directive) Compliance V1.1

Example Cookie Privacy Page

What Is A Cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of information that is placed on your computer when you visit most
websites. ?They are used in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to do
jobs such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, saving your preferences and
remembering your login details for the next time you visit the site, as these are often forgotten.

What Do We Use Cookies For?

We use functional cookies to:
(1) remember you when you visit this website and let you login more easily by using your stored login
details if you have ticked to use this facility.
(2) create personalised journeys through the website to make it more relevant to you.
(3) make our website work.
(4) calculate sales made via different channels, such as search engines, Google Adwords etc.

Can You Turn Off Cookies & What Effect Does It Have?

Most modern browsers allow you to turn off cookies and you can find out how to do this via the Help
facility in the browser menu. Switching off cookies is very likely to restrict your use of the website and
affect the way in which it operates.

Third Party Cookies

We use third party cookies from:
(1) Google to track visitors to this website for our own management and reporting purposes and to
display map information.
(2) Facebook applications integrated into the site, such as Like buttons.
(3) Twitter for displaying Tweets
We do not use cookies from third party advertisers on this site.
[End of Cookie Privacy Example]

For more information please feel free to download the guidelines in more depth here.