silktide - 4:22 pm on May 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
I don't know if you guys have seen the solutions by some very big sites:
Each of these sites show you a message about cookies, but assume you consent, and set cookies anyway. Clicking any link on the page assumes you consent, and hides the message. Each of them do however allow you to control the cookies, but you can only do this after the cookies have been set.
I thought the ICO guidelines stated quite clearly that we needed to collect prior consent for cookies, but all these options don't ask before setting cookies.
Is this the way it's going perhaps? We can set any cookies we like as long as we display a prominent message about them? What do you think about these solutions?