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The law which applies to how you use cookies and similar technologies for storing information on a user's equipment such as their computer or mobile device changed on 26th May 2011. This advice on the new cookies regulations sets out these changes and explains what steps you need to take to ensure you comply.

Regulation 5 of the Communications (Personal Data and Privacy) Regulations 2006 covers the use of electronic communications networks to store information or gain access to information stored in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user. So-called spyware can enter a terminal without the knowledge of the subscriber or user to gain access to information, store information or trace the activities of the user. This Regulation reflects the growing concern about the use of covert surveillance mechanisms online.


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