This article speaks on the Law of Cookies, approved by the European Union in 2009 and Spain in March of the 2012 in order that it is informed properly and it knows if she in its webpage must implement. We left official Gu­a him of Cookies of the Spanish Agency of Protection of Data. At the end of the article we offer a technical solution to him that can serve to him if its page is realised in WordPress.

This law is fashionable because they have already begun to realise the first sanctions that can arrive until 150.000‚¬ (to see connection) by the displeasure that exists on the part of the consumers before the nonrespect of the privacy in the network. In our opinion the respect to the privacy that exists in Internet has not phelp it with a totally inoffensive element which they are the cookies, are more worrisome cases as the publication of contents in social networks without going more far.

This law, in summary, forces to the majority of the existing webpages to ask consent the visitor before installing a cookie in its navigator (what are the cookies? , we explained it here to you). Complex of this is that so that the navigator remembers that a user shelp to the cookies is not necessary to install one, which does nonviable to obey the law to the 100%.

How to know if a page must incorporate or not political it of cookies? Very simple, if its page is of commercial or professional scope and installs cookies (coarse with which it has Google Analytics or connections to social networks) must fulfill the norm of cookies and must implement the technical solution that it includes to create a Policy of cookies, more down we oriented to him how to do it very easily.

In order to take upon maturity this law to the 100% it would be necessary to put in practice some of these solutions:

  • A) To modify the programming of the Web to do it conditional, that is to say, that based on if the user allows or does not allow to activate or to deactivate all the functions Web related to the installation of cookies: Connections with social networks, private areas as €˜My account€™ in stores online, statistics of traffic, banners of publicity, access to blogs to write commentaries, the list does not finish€¦. The cost of development of this solution is very elevated (ask to us if it needs consultant's office).
  • B) To show a modal message occupying all the screen as soon as the user arrives at the page saying €œThis Web uses cookies, bla, bla,€¦.€ with two bellboys: To accept or To reject. In case the user accepts allows himself him to sail by the Web and in case he does not accept is necessary to expel to him from the Web, either preventing its navigation or closing the window of its navigator, both disastrous options.

The companies that tried with some of these options lost until a 95% of the habitual traffic, because there is to say that the visitors Web associate the term cookies to virus, illegal Trojans, pages, spyware, windows popup, pestosa publicity, etc, sees this connection.

For that reason and seeing the panorama many of the more and less important websites decided that they did not want to lose 95% of the traffic of his Web and decided on one third option, because to lose that traffic it can suppose in many cases of closing the company and prefer to live with the risk of a possible sanction before of closing the business. In addition everything aims at that in long time the APD will not have to rectify the law before such controversy and rejection that has produced in the great technological companies and world Web generally.

The third option that is most reasonable and is the one that everybody is applying although it does not turn the 100% of the law, is the one to show a warning the new visitors saying that Web uses cookies and that being sailing the consent for the acceptance of the same implies. In addition to this warning it is necessary to elaborate a Policy of cookies, to explain of simple form what is the cookies so that everybody understands it and how it is acceded to the configuration of cookies in the most popular navigators.

In Ecs-Technology we have developed this technical solution (it is the connection here) and have written up all the legal texts and technical necessary that he will be able to publish and to adapt to his needs, he can consult to us if he wants that we do the implementation to him in his Web.