Issue 21 of our Intellectual Property and IT Law Update is now live for online subscribers. Authored by subject experts at William Fry solicitors, this update is designed to keep forward-thinking practitioners at the cutting edge of legal developments. An excerpt from the section on cookie consent reads:
'For those who cannot remember (or would rather forget), cookies are small text files that are placed in a web browser on a PC, smartphone, tablet or other device which helps the website to ‘remember’ actions or preferences over time. There is an array of different types of cookies.
Those which are: (a) used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication; or (b) strictly necessary in order for the website service provider to provide its service to the website user; fall outside of the remit of this week's CJEU judgment and do not require the consent of the website user to be placed on the user's browser. Examples of strictly necessary cookies include user input cookies, authentication cookies and multimedia content player cookies such as flash player cookies.'
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