EU ePrivacy Directive (Cookie Law) Compliance

Our consulting services for data privacy will help your business gain the trust of European consumers and avoid fines.
If you are doing business in Europe, you must comply.
Read more below.

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EU ePrivacy Directive also known as the EU Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation which requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet. The Information Commissioner's Office (the ICO) who enforce privacy laws in the UK have stated that getting implied consent for cookie use is acceptable.

What needs to be done?

EU web visitors must be informed that your website stores cookies for tracking, statistics and hosting.

What are cookies ?

Cookies are stored in your browser and enable a site to 'remember' little bits of information between pages or visits.

Who must comply ?

Any business anywhere with a website serving customers within any EU country, is required to comply with the legislation with respect to those EU visitors, and that country.

How are you classified?

Your business is located in EU
A visible notice with an acceptance button is required.

Your business is not located in EU but serves EU customers only
A visible notice is required.

Your business is not located in EU and serves EU customers and other countries
A visible notice is required + Privacy Notice page
The privacy notice page must tell visitors how to delete cookies.

If you are in EU and your website is exclusively targeted to non-EU audiences You are not required to comply.
Below are some reference links to tell you more (including the fines involved)


If you export goods and are compliant with the Safe Harbor rules of the US Department of Commerce, I need to know so we can add this image to your site. Read more about Self certification with US Department of Commerce.