Personally, if i’m surfing respectable websites, i don’t really mind cookies. Its all part of the digital world we live in. Advertising drives the free services we come to take for granted. One use for cookies is to more effectively deliver targeted content. Were you searching for a new washing machine on-line last week? Have you noticed adverts for Washing Machines popping up in your Google searches, or on Facebook, or within some of your favorite sites? Well if you have, that’s because of the cookies stored on your machine. Its just the web being clever, kind of.
Within the WordPress plugin developer community, a number of plugins have already been created to address this. ProactiveWeb have a preferred plugin that is installed and activated as standard. Therefore, all ProactiveWeb sites comply with the cookie law, i think! Lets see what Google, Facebook, Amazon an the usual suspects do as i very much doubt the ICO is going to come gunning for small local business websites any time soon, especially if they have proactively made an effort to interpret and comply with the law.