Hissingsid - 4:41 pm on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
we would advise anyone whose website allows or uses third party cookies to make sure that they are doing everything they can to get the right information to users and that they are allowing users to make informed choices about what is stored on their device.
Since the ICO will be doing the policing this is very good news since it seems that we will not need to get consent before setting these cookies. It would be up to Google but since they are in the US do they have to comply? It could be argued that any offence would occur where the browser is rather than where the data is collected and analysed.