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ICO To Change Cookie Policy to Implied Consent

ONLINE PRIVACY—UK

January 28, 2013

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced it will alter its website’s cookie consent policy from “explicit consent” to “implied consent,” Out-Law.com reports. The ICO said it is making the change to “collect reliable information to make our website better.” Since the agency’s introduction of explicit consent for cookies in May 2011, “many more people are aware of cookies, both for users and website owners,” the ICO has written on its website, adding, “We now consider it’s appropriate for us to rely on a responsible implementation of implied consent, as indeed have many other websites.” The change is expected at “the end of January,” the report states.
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