Could you provide a pointer to some facts about this? It this yet another law that has to be passed by local governments before it takes effect or what is it?
That said, opt-out seems to be pretty difficult to some stuff i'm working with - not that it's difficult technically, it just involves a h-u-g-e amount of sites and users (tracking service provider)
So it's opt out? Does this mean you can set a cookie without warning them, but must allow the user the option to refuse them? And if you give the user that option, how do you track this? (With a Cookie? - seems a little ironic doesn't it, but I suppose if the Cookie contained the word 'opted_out', would that be enough?)
Or, if you provide a link that just clears the cookie once, but then set's it again in the next page view (because we can't use a cookie to track that the visitor does not want the cookie!), would that be illegal?
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. Always seek professional advice from a qualified solicitor. etc, etc.
WebAbacus has published a white paper on the EU cookie directive and its impact on online business.
Yes, however this whitepaper is quite old and very general in it's statements.
Have a look at www.allaboutcookies.org
It has all you need to know............I think.