ICO advice available on EU’s Cookie Legislation

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued it’s advice on the EU’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive that comes into effect on 26th May 2011.

Under the new regulations web sites will not be able to simply rely on the do-not-track browser settings present in Firefox and IE9 in order to comply with the new law, the ICO has said.

The full report can be found on the ICO’s website.

The ICO has yet to publish it’s guidance on how the new regulations are to be enforced, but states:

The key point is that you cannot ignore these rules.