What does the new Cookie law mean to me?

This FAQ explains what to do if you have any questions regarding the new Cookie laws

Who do I contact if I have a query regarding cookies on my website?

The law applies to you and your business, not to your hosting provider. Therefore it is your own responsibility to ensure that any cookies your website drops fall within the new regulations.

Some cookies are excepted if they are necessary for your website to function correctly, for example, any cookies used to remember goods the user wishes to purchase from your website are admissible. Cookies that are not necessary are not excepted and will require the user’s acceptance. For example, first and third party advertising cookies.

If you are unsure what cookies your site drops, or how to check your own cookies, then there are some options available to you. For example, there are third party cookie checkers:

There are also tools that allow you to add a consent panel to your website, giving users the option of allowing cookies.

Please note: 123 Reg packages such as Website Builder, InstantSite and eCommerce do not contain any cookies that outside of the boundaries specified. However, if you have added third party content, such as Facebook ‘Like’ buttons, please check with the website in question. 123 Reg are not responsible for the choice and content of third party sites.