According to the legislators at the EU, this helps protect privacy.
But how can this be implemented within WordPress?
Technically, as WordPress uses at least a session cookie (and others if you have plugins for ecommerce and Google Analytics for example) anyone running a WordPress site which is accessed by people in Europe from 25th May will be doing so illegally.
Does it apply to your site?
If you’ve read this site’s terms, you will already know that I’m not a legal expert.
If you have a personal blog that isn’t selling anything or collecting email addresses, you should be OK, but remember I’m not a lawyer.
If, however, you are running a business website, I think you should assume that you need to take action and preferably sooner rather than later.
The EU Legislation that demands this, actually came into force in May 2011, but is only being enforced now.
So, I hear you say, thanks a bunch for screwing up my Monday morning John, how the hell am I going to deal with all this stuff?
This is another reason why you should be using WordPress.
There you go, a big headache solved in two easy steps.
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