Cookies and UK Government Sites
Posted on by Gary Cottam
- You should design the website so that users can have the option of turning off cookies. Even when cookies are disabled the user should be able to surf the website and perform basic functions without it affecting the performance of the website too much.
- If your website is designed in such a way that user experience will be affected (remember this should only be slightly) when cookies are disabled you should have a way of warning the user of the possible effects to their surfing experience.
The most important requirement is clearly the ability of users to opt out. The good news for those concerned with web analytics (and you should be concerned about web analytics!) is that at least with UK government sites you will be able to extract data thru cookies. Remember to state that you’ll be using the data for web analytics!