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FFW launches Cookie Assessment Tool to help businesses fulfil new cookie requirements

Phil Lee
17/05/2011
To help online businesses prepare for the the new "consent" regime for cookies in the UK (and the rest of Europe), Field Fisher Waterhouse has developed a new Cookie Assessment Tool.In its advice on To help online businesses prepare for the the new "consent" regime for cookies in the UK (and the rest of Europe), Field Fisher Waterhouse has developed a new Cookie Assessment Tool.

In its advice on how to comply with the incoming cookie consent regime, the Information Commissioner's Office (the "ICO") recommended that website operators:

(i) Identify what cookies they place through their site;

(ii) Assess the intrusiveness of those cookies; and

(iii) Consider appropriate strategies for obtaining consent.

Field Fisher Waterhouse's new Cookie Assessment Tool helps online businesses fulfil points (i) and (ii) of the ICO's recommentaions. It provides an assessment document that can be circulated amongst internal IT, marketing and other relevant stakeholders to raise questions and gather relevant information about website cookie use. The information it captures enables businesses to assess the intrusiveness of the cookies they use and facilitates consideration as to what transparency and consent requirements may be needed as a consequence.

FFW is providing this tool free of charge to its clients and contacts. If you would like to obtain a copy of the tool for your internal business purposes, please e-mail Phil Lee, Senior Associate within FFW's Privacy and Information Law Group at phil.lee@ffw.com.

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