engine - 6:02 pm on Mar 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
So, this new law comes into effect in May 2012. In fact, in the UK is should have come into effect May last year, but a reprive of a year was passed on the day it should have come into effect.
Besides the issue that the law is badly thought through, as webmasters we need to comply.
What we need to do.
No cookies, no problem.
If you run a site with cookies, you need to obtain user permission. Ignoring the law and it's at your own risk as the fines are potentially hefty, and at some point they are bound to make an example of a site. Just make sure it's not you.
In the UK, the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) is the body responsible for the new law, and you can see how it is dealing with the new law with the ugly top bar.
So, you'll also need an up-to-date privacy notice, if you haven't aleady got one.
Take a look at the new rules on cookies. [ico.gov.uk]
Only a few weeks left, so now is the time to make sure of compliance.