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In 2009 the European Parliament passed directive 2009/136/EC, amending the previous E-Privacy Directive of 2003. Reflecting concerns about the use of tracking cookies (cookies whose sole purpose is to track which websites you are visiting in order to target advertising at you), the new directive requires websites to obtain visitors’ consent for non-essential cookies.
European directives are not law in themselves; they instead require EU member states to amend their national laws to achieve the aims of the directive. Problems with the directive have meant that few member states have done so to date, with the United Kingdom being one of the few exceptions.
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We use the following cookies for the following purposes on our site:
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User Preferences – used to store your preferences e.g. your dashboard layout once registered
Track Site Usage – we anonymously track site usage to help us optimise our site for customers
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