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Beware the cookie monster: websites face spot-checks this week

Be warned: the EU cookie monster in on the prowl this week.

EU data protection authorities are carrying out widespread spot-checks to see if websites comply with European cookie laws that were introduced in 2011.

Your site must:

  • Tell visitors how you use cookies
  • Have a link on the home page to a clear cookie policy
  • Get a visitor's consent to accept cookies from your site

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