In our last article, we reported on the new regulations regarding internet cookies. After several concerns over privacy, any website using cookies must now prominently display the fact and the website visitor will be prompted to either accept or deny the request. The regulations came into force on 26th May 2012.
The translucent status bar chosen by Debenham’s appears at the bottom of the home page upon accessing their website. Status bars can be set to appear on every page of a website and will remain visible until a user makes their decision. Allowing a user to continue browsing even if the message is ignored, the status bar is a less intrusive method than a dialogue box. The problems of obscured website content and lack of received cookie information if few users choose to opt in must be considered if opting for this method.
Ebay have chosen a warning bar which is similar to a status bar with the difference that they can be made to appear whenever a website wishes to set a cookie rather than just on a page. They can be configured to display options for further information and inform the user exactly which type of cookie the website is requesting to use. The same problems of obscured content and lack of information experienced with status bars can also be encountered when using warning bars.
Brickweb’s custom web design team can work with you to find the best strategy to bring your website in line with the new cookie regulations. As a leading digital agency, we offer the best service and complete satisfaction at every step. Ensuring your website complies with regulations whilst not detracting from its layout is an essential part of any internet marketing; Brickweb are experts in helping our customers achieve this.