The rational behind this is that almost all websites need some form of cookies to be able to operate - without them the website simply does not work so they have to exist even just to show the message.
2021 Updated Cookie Law Guidance
New guidance in 2021 has clarified what should be done under best practice.
Cookies are now broken down into the following categories:
- Strictly Necessary
Quite simply websites can now automatically 'install' the ones they need to work, then until the visitor Explicitly enabled the additional cookies they are not operational.
This enablement must be done with a combination of clearly setting out what cookies are used and why (a cookie audit), with tick boxes that cannot be pre-selected.
An example of this is below:
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What are Website Cookies?
They are stored in your browser and enable a site to ‘remember’ little bits of information between pages or visits. They are widely used to make the web experience more personal, which is generally seen as a positive thing. However some cookies collect data across many websites, creating ‘behavioural profiles’ of people. These profiles can then be used to decide what content or adverts to show you.