-UK IT commissioner warns of "cookie" directive.
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(ADPnews) -- Mar 8, 2011 -- UK website owners should brace themselves for a directive on the use of "cookies", tracking software put on consumers' computers, which comes into effect on May 25, according to the country's Information Commissioner, the Financial Times reports.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is in a process of preparing the rules to implement the directive. It has proposed a brief reprieve for businesses after the new rules come into effect.
Cookies can be used for many purposes, such as tracking web users' browsing habits, for storing data about log-ins and for targeted advertising.
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|Title Annotation:||Christopher Graham|
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|Date:||Mar 8, 2011|
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