I have a template website and I would like a fully functional script installed to comply with the European Directive of 2012. ([login to view URL]), especially "that the user consent now must be obtained PRIOR to the installation of any cookies, and it is at this point is where a large number of web sites currently breach the law."
Good English is required to adhere to the legal text sent with the project.
The site will use primarily Google maps and embedded YouTube video clips.
The script must work in ALL major browsers, even IE.
A popup should appear on page load with 3 buttons (styling required):
* Allow cookies (continue to use the site)
* Decline from cookies (all cookies should be blocked)
* Change preferences (manage which cookies the user is willing to use)
Each stage should have an agreement box that requires the user to tick a box.
The script must be prepared in a way that it can be copied and pasted onto another page as some visitors may not come directly to index.php.
The script must conform with the EU directive;
"What should I do to comply with Article 22.2 of the Law?
a) Duty to inform
The information about the cookies provided when asking for consent must be comprehensive enough to enable users to understand the purpose for which they are installed and to know what they will be used for.
First, we have to warn the user that our website will install cookies whilst they are browsing our web, if the cookies are created by our site or come from a third party and what their purposes are. A warning message is required if any further activity from the user involves acceptance. The data field must include a link to a page which contains the following information: general definition and function of cookies, a list of all the cookies that our site installs and their use, information on how to disable or delete cookies using either our website or each of the main browsers, and finally identification of the data controller, whether the publisher or a third party.
b) Obtaining consent
Consent can be granted explicitly by clicking on the appropriate button or field to accept the cookies, or implicitly, by any further activity in the web page after the information on the cookies has been displayed and the user has been warned. But the bottom line here, and this is what the Royal Decree 13/2012 changed, is that the user consent now must be obtained PRIOR to the installation of any cookies, and it is at this point is where a large number of web sites currently breach the law.
Except those previously mentioned exceptions, before installing a single cookie on the user’s computer you have to inform them clearly and receive consent.
Therefore, you will be breaching the law if:
– Do not clearly inform with a banner or a pop up message that your website installs cookies, explain their purpose and add a link to the page in which you provide all the required information.
– Do not request the implicit or explicit user’s consent.
– Do not fully block the installation of cookies until you have received the consent of the users to download them to their computer.