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There’s no harm in the odd cookie – but do you need permission?

You’ve probably noticed that many websites are now asking you to ‘accept cookies’. The change has been brought about by new legislation that aims to tackle privacy issues caused by an increase in the use of cookies that track users’ browsing habits, mainly for advertising purposes.Cookies store personal data when users browse the internet, they have many uses and are sometimes used for advertising and marketing.

The big question is whether you need to gain consent. Some cookies can be exempted. For example, these include cookies that are used to keep track of a user’s input when completing forms or shopping carts, they are generally known as session-id cookies, other uses include multimedia player session cookies, language preference cookies and so on.

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