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88% of Oxfordshire Business Websites are Breaking the Law!

New Website Cookie Compliance Law Being Largely Ignored By Oxfordshire Companies Putting Them at Unnecessary Financial Risk.

 
PRLog - Aug. 21, 2012 - OXFORD, U.K. -- In May 2011, the e-Privacy Directive (also known as the EU Cookie Law) came into effect in the UK stating that websites that use cookies or similar technologies for storing information on a user’s own device must make it clear that this happens and gain consent from the user. Over a year after the introduction of the law, most company websites in Oxfordshire are still breaking the law by not gaining any type of consent subsequently risking a fine of up to half a million pounds.

Oxford, Oxfordshire 20th August 2012 – Oxfordshire based start-up ComplyMyCookies.com has conducted a survey of over 350 Oxfordshire businesses with websites to find out to what extent the companies are complying with the new cookie regulations. The results found by ComplyMyCookies.com were staggering with over 88% of websites that set cookies not providing any compliance whatsoever and therefore breaking UK law. The punishment for breaking this law could result in a fine of up to £500,000.

With such a high proportion of businesses choosing to ignore the cookie laws it is only a matter of time until a substantial fine is handed out to a small business.
ComplyMyCookies.com has developed a fully integrated compliance solution which can be installed on to a website within minutes and completely negates any risk of contravening the cookie law. As part of the complete service, ComplyMyCookies.com will conduct a 100% free audit of a website to see if any cookies are set. If the website does not set cookies then there is no charge and no need to act.
However, if the website does set cookies then for a small fixed fee, ComplyMyCookies.com will install their compliance solution.

The new e-Privacy Directive ensures that users are notified when websites that they visit install information directly on a user’s device. As a consequence, all websites now at the very least must notify users that the website uses cookies or similar technologies to store information on their device.

Tom Marianzcak, Director of ComplyMyCookies.com, explained:
‘The cookie law is very important and it is surprising that many companies are ignoring it. It’s only a matter of time until a large fine is handed out which will certainly make everyone sit up and take notice.

‘ComplyMyCookies.com can supply all sizes of business with a low cost compliance solution ensuring that you aren’t breaking the law any longer. Of course, it’s absolutely free to find out if your website requires any compliance work by contacting our highly trained staff.’

Full details of the survey can be found at http://complymycookies.com/blog

About ComplyMyCookies.com

ComplyMyCookies.com was founded in early 2012 by Oxfordshire web design company Altum Interactive Ltd to ensure their existing clients and other small businesses do not run the risk of contravening the e-Privacy Directive. Providing a fully integrated compliance solution, ComplyMyCookies.com is an excellent choice for businesses, organisations and individuals alike.

Contact
Tom Marianczak, Director ComplyMyCookies.com
01865 988777
info@complymycookies.com
www.complymycookies.com

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Source:ComplyMyCookies
Phone:01865 988777
City/Town:Oxford - Oxfordshire - United Kingdom
Industry:Cookie Compliance, Internet
Tags:cookie compliance, EU cookie law, privacy, compliance, solution
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