Some tin foil hat wearing EuropeanÂ bureaucrats got together and formulated a totally pointless law for websites hosted and servicing users within the European Union. This law is supposedly to enforceÂ Â privacy and Â data protectionÂ with guidelines that stipulate I must inform users that cookies are not being used to gather data unnecessarily.[ebs_panel style=”panel-info”] [ebs_panel-header] [ebs_icon type=”glyphicon glyphicon-info-sign” color=”#1e73be”]Â Whats a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time.
Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like.
Under the law I am obligated to inform you that I may use some services such as , Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Â Lucky OrangeÂ Â , WordPress JetpackÂ Â , Amazon AffiliateÂ in order to capture some anonymous data about your session on the website.
Depending on what functionality you make use of on the site, some additional cookies may be created, but they are exempt from complying with the regulations. These cookies include;[ebs_list] [ebs_li type=”glyphicon-ok”]userâ€‘input cookies (session-id) such as firstâ€‘party cookies to keep track of the user’s input when filling online forms, shopping carts, etc., for the duration of a session or persistent cookies limited to a few hours in some cases[/ebs_li] [ebs_li type=”glyphicon-ok”]authentication cookies, to identify the user once he has logged in, for the duration of a session[/ebs_li] [ebs_li type=”glyphicon-ok”]userâ€‘centric security cookies, used to detect authentication abuses, for a limited persistent duration[/ebs_li] [ebs_li type=”glyphicon-ok”]multimedia content player cookies, used to store technical data to play back video or audio content, for the duration of a session[/ebs_li] [ebs_li type=”glyphicon-ok”]loadâ€‘balancing cookies, for the duration of session[/ebs_li] [ebs_li type=”glyphicon-ok”]userâ€‘interface customisation cookies such as language or font preferences, for the duration of a session (or slightly longer)[/ebs_li] [ebs_li type=”glyphicon-ok”]thirdâ€‘party social plugâ€‘in contentâ€‘sharing cookies, for loggedâ€‘in members of a social network.[/ebs_li] [/ebs_list]
Check out my post on how to get back your privacy online, which will provide more information and easy implementable solutions