Cookie Policy



Overview

General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR')


An evolution in privacy and use of cookies
The GDPR entered into force in May 2018. Cookies are mentioned in Recital 30: "Natural persons may be associated with online identifiers…such as internet protocol addresses, cookie identifiers or other identifiers... This may leave traces which, in particular when combined with unique identifiers and other information received by the servers, may be used to create profiles of the natural persons and identify them.".

Affirmative act required
GDPR changes how users provide consent.  An ‘Information Only’ or ‘Implied Consent’ is unlikely to be GDPR compliant.  Recital 32 clarifies that consent requires a 'clear affirmative act'.  Sites using different types of website cookies for different purposes will need to obtain consent for each purpose.