The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet.
It was designed to protect online privacy, by making consumers aware of how information about them is collected and used online, and give them a choice to allow it or not.
Why do we need a Cookie Law?
There are other technologies, like Flash and HTML5 Local Storage that do similar things, and these are also covered by the legislation, but as cookies are the most common technology in use, it has become known as the Cookie Law.
All websites owned in the EU or targeted towards EU citizens, are now expected to comply with the law.
What are Cookies Anyway?
Cookies are a kind of short term memory for the web. They are stored in your browser and enable a site to ‘remember’ little bits of information between pages or visits.
To find out lots more about cookies in general and the different types, take a look at Cookiepedia – the leading information resource all about cookies.
What cookies does the Brittany club of Great Britain use?
We use google analytics to collect data about our site visitors which is limited to the following
- Date/Time of visit
- Browser used
- IP address of visitor
- Duration of stay
- Are you a visitor or a member
- Persistent login information
- User name
- Session login time/date/period of visit