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UK websites are being given one year to comply with EU cookie laws, the Information Commissioner's Office has said.
The UK government also sought to reassure the industry that there would be "no overnight changes".
The EU's Privacy and Communications Directive comes into force on 26 May.
It requires user's consent before using cookies - the text files that help organise and store browsing information.
The Lower House of Dutch Parliament has postponed voting on the Telecommunications Law by one week to 21 June [i.e. tomorrow], because the Socialist Party wants more time to study the amendment over cookies. Labour Party PvdA and Freedom Party PVV submitted amendments, requiring permission only for third party cookies.Source: [telecompaper.com...]
This information provided by the Information Commissioner's Office under a FOI request I made, shows how traffic measured in the web analytics tool (GA) has fallen by 90% since their explicit cookie opt in request.