In the month of may in 2011, new laws came into play which affect most of the internet’s web sites.
1. The person owning the website we not be able to gain info or store it. Or somehow gain info that is stored.
2. The UK regulation requires the subscriber or the user
Has provided clear information about all the purposes of storing info, gaining info and that they have given there consent
3. Certain electronic communication networks are shared with various people used to store and gain access to terminal equipment which gains information on more than one time then the requirements have been met.
4. the paragraph one shouldn’t apply technical storage and access to any information for the purpose of transmitting electronic communications.
What do these regulations mean?
The regulations simply mean that the sites operator cannot store or gain access to any information that is stored within the computer of a user.
They can only access or store information if the user has been provided with clear information about the store and purposes.
You can get a penalty for not complying with the requirements which can result in a maximum fine of £550,000 this is for extreme cases.
Before is was only £5,000 for not following the requirements and companies didn’t really care so they would disobey but with increased fine it has made companies think twice.
All very popular browsers allow you to some sort of control over cookies.
You at home can set whether you’d like to accept or deny cookies, You can even set up a way for your certain browser to tell you every single time a cookie is offered to you.
Its different for windows PC’s and Apple products
On Google Chrome
Click on The tools option and click on “options”. Then you have to tap on “Under the bonnet” next locate “privacy” and then click on “Content Settings” tab. Then finally click on Cookie settings and select the settings that you want.
First of all click on “preferences” which is on the edit menu.
Press Privacy and security, finally click on cookie and set your settings from there.
First of all you need to go to the main menu, then preferences which is at the very bottom of the menu.
Tap on Privacy and click on one of the options available to you. Please note: You might have to edit your own cookie settings on the actual server/domain.
Internet explorer number 5
This ones very easy just click on preferences, tap on privacy and security and finally cookies then edit it from there.
Tap on preferences at the edit menu. Next click on Security and the cookie settings will be shown to you in the same window and then choose how you’d like it.