IT Security: Go easy on the cookies

New EU legislation means it's more important than ever to understand how cookies actually work, writes Dave Boland.

23rd June, 2012
Angela Madden, managing director of Rits: 'Never assume that you are not sending confidential information or commercially sensitive data'. Photo: Maura Hickey

Anyone who was around in the 1980s will remember the EU (or EEC as it was at the time) for its wine lake and butter mountain. The Europeans have maintained their food fixation with the Cookie Directive 2011, though Sesame Street's Cookie Monster will not be too bothered by this particular piece of legislation.

Instead of trying to standardise the size and shape of chocolate chips (there are probably other laws for that), the Cookie Directive...

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