Cookie Law: your website/blog is under? Sky-high fines coming from 6.000 to 120,000 € !!

The EU Cookie Law (European law on cookies) has been approved in Italy and joined officially in force from 1 June ’ 2015.
Your site is under with cookies? the penalties are really heavy! the 6.000 a 120.000 €!

sito_illegaleThe sponsor has determined that, When you log on to any page of a web site, There is a visible banner with a link to more detailed information, with indications of cookies sent by the site and where it is possible to deny the installation of same using checkboxes or by links to pages by setting up sites that provide these cookies, In addition to detailed guidance:

  • If the website is provided for the use of cookies for the purpose of profiling run campaigns dmarketing (for example the AdSense banner)
  • If the site uses cookies to "third parties", cookies installed by different services the site that you are visiting (such as Facebook share buttons)
  • an indication that continuing in the navigation of the site is consent to the use of cookies.

What you risk if you don't put in your site?
The penalties are very savory and administrative:

  • PrivacyFrom € 6.000 € 36.0000 for non-disclosure or disclosure not suitable.
  • From € 10.000 € 120.0000 for installation of cookies without users ' consent (lack of the popup).
  • From € 20.000 € 120.0000 for omitted or incomplete notice to the guarantor (If you use profiling cookie is necessary to make a notifies the Guarantor according to former article 37, subparagraph 1, (d)).

With regard to the profiling cookie the legislation provides for a notification procedure to the guarantor: pretty expensive procedure.
If you are profiling cookies of third parties (as for example in Google, Wordpress, YouTube or Facebook), you do not need to provide the service, This is because the manner and purpose of treatment pursued are not within the control of the latter. One exception is the case where the same subject can actually access the collected data disaggregated form cookies.
Remains the obligation of ’ ’ information clearly visible to the visitor.

All sites are subject to the regulation of the Cookie Law?
All sites whose organization/person falls under EU jurisdiction (regardless of where it is located on your own server) and that use third-party cookies (social widgets like facebook or twitter, Analytics, Disqus etc etc.) or use its cookies for tracking, analysis or affiliates without a direct acceptance.

On my site using Google Analytics, I have to put myself under?
Absolutely! These services as many others listed below make use of cookies (of third parties) for profiling users and should therefore be accepted by the visitor, According to the directions of the Cookie Law.

Here is a small list (not exhaustive) with examples of systems that use cookies to profile the user ’:

  • Google Analytics
  • Google Adsense
  • Google Plus
  • Trade Doubler
  • Facebook widgets (I like the easy button)
  • Twitter widgets (the simple button follow)
  • Disqus system
  • YouTube
  • Vimeo

Do not use cookies on my site but I entered the social buttons to put “I like” on Facebook the “+1” on Google Plus, I put myself in good standing ?
Absolutely, even these sites produce a profiling through cookies, Therefore the user must ’ ex alerted.

Your site is in compliance with the new rules on cookies?
If you are not able to verify yourself that your site complies with cookies or you are not able to implement corrective action to give the right information to users, before it's too late and you'll be a fine combo quite heavy, contact us for a first free feedback.
We are then able to give you all the information you need and also to intervene directly on your site to make it commensurate with the new rules on cookies.

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