EU Cookie Law added Passive Income Portfolio and other sites.
The EU Cookie Law, more formally known as the “EU e-Privacy Directive” came into force on 26th May 2012.
The new legislation means that websites must gain the consent of users of a web page before web cookies are served to the user.
So most users will ask what the hell is a cookie and how does this affect my Internet use?
Quite simply, a cookie is a small file which is downloaded into a temporary area on our computer when you access a website. Generally, just 2 small items of information are stored, the website name and a user ID (This ID can’t be used to uniquely identify you). When the cookie is stored on your PC, that website “knows” you have previously been to the site before. This enables the site to tailor the experience that you have, and avoids displaying the same basic information when you return to the site.
So what are Cookies they used for?
Cookies may be used for several different web based activities, including counting visitors, auto-filling forms, storing items in a shopping basket, personalising the content, and targeting the advertising shown to the visitor. Other uses of cookies may be to count a website’s visitors, the may be used by first party or third party advertisers, including affiliates. More typically, cookies are simply used to recognise a user when they make a return visit to a site on the web, so that the user gets tailored greeting when accessing the page.
So how do sites comply with the Cookie Law from 26 May?
From 26 May, web sites must gain the consent of the web site’s user for putting cookies on the user’s computers. The exact definition of consent is open to interpretation, but may include clicking OK to an icon or dismissing a page banner.
How has PassiveIncomePortfolio complied with the EU Cookie Law, (EU e-Privacy Directive).
We have done the same upgrade across our Portfolio of Passive Income and Non Passive income websites, by installing the “EU Cookie Law WordPress Plugin” by Shane Jones & Alex Moss. Please see: