If your a European business and your site uses cookies then you must conform to the legislation as from 1st July 2011.

Since the above date all websites must provide information and capture consent for dropping or accessing cookies or other information on a user’s computer equipment when a user visits their site.

The Data Protection Commission of Ireland has already started to clamp down on this and send the first letters out to companies who’s websites do not conform, some such companies include:

  • Vodafone
  • O2
  • Aldi
  • CRO
  • Electric Ireland
  • Eircom
  • FAS
  • Paddy Power
  • PC World
  • TSB

This was correct at time of going to print and the above sites may well now conform