The Information Commissioner's Office has published advice on how UK businesses and organisations can comply with a new EU law on the use of "cookies" to track website visitors.
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The law will oblige UK organisations running websites in the UK to get informed consent from website visitors to store and retrieve information on their computers.
The advice is aimed at helping organisations consider the practical steps they will need to take - and systems they will have to implement - to comply with the cookies law.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) says its advice will be supplemented by additional content as innovative ways to acquire users' consent are developed.
"The implementation of this new legislation is challenging and involves significant technological considerations. That's why we've already consulted a wide range of stakeholders," he says.
The ICO says it wants to spread the net as wide as possible and will welcome contributions from anyone who has practical examples to share.
"We'd urge all UK businesses and organisations to read our advice and start working out how they will meet the requirements of this new law," said Chris Graham.
The cookies law comprises part of amendments to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, which also grants other powers to the ICO. These include the ICO's power to fine organisations up to £500,000 for making unwanted marketing phone calls.