kapow - 4:03 pm on Apr 6, 2012 (gmt 0)
I think session cookies such as those used temporarily for shopping cart functions are exempt. Persistent cookies that remain after the browser session has closed seem to be the main focus. The requirement is that uses indicate their compliance for sites to place a persistent cookie.
From the govenment pdf: "Activities unlikely to fall within the exception:
Cookies used for analytical purposes to count the number of unique visits to a website for example"
> Does that kill Google Analytics for visitors who don't click 'Comply'?
"First and third party advertising cookies"
> 'Click 'Comply' to see Google Ads'. I don't think so!