- "businesses and organisations running websites in the UK need to get consent from visitors to their websites in order to store cookies on users’ computers. "
The ICO on its website shows how it could be done - and it's strange. If you visit the website you are shown a fairly ugly header at the top:
It gives you an option to say "I accept cookies from this site". So the first thing that strikes you is why is there is no option to say:
- "I DO NOT accept cookies from this site."
Fiddler shows me that if I don't click on the "I accept cookeis from this site" header and just leave it there, no traffic goes to Google Analytics
So in effect, if you don't want to accept ICO cookies, the best thing is leave the header on top of the screen and not to click it. Just ignore it.
Firefox - Do Not Track
|Do Not Track - DNT|
- Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked
The way the ICO website implements the new cookie law is not elegant.