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  1. buxtonbuilding
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    is there or any chance of a simple cookie popup to meet uk/eu law?, I love using wordpress.com :-)

    The blog I need help with is buxtonbuildingcontractors.wordpress.com.

  2. The laws are changing fast with cookies - I have flagged this for staff attention so you can get the latest info from them

  3. The following is from our legal team:

    We’re aware of the recent EU privacy directive and the related UK Cookie Law. As of now, the relevant authorities haven’t issued concrete guidance on the actions that are necessary to comply with the law. We’ll be watching as the situation develops and may make changes to our services in the future, if required.

    For now – since sites hosted at WordPress.com do make use of cookies, you may like to flag this fact for visitors to your site. One way to do this is to add a text widget to your side bar and include a link to our privacy policy (which contains information on the cookies that we use). You might also inform your visitors that they can refuse all cookies by changing the settings of their browsers.

    Our Privacy Policy can be found here:

    http://automattic.com/privacy/

    Instructions for adding a text widget to your site can be found here:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/

    From: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/wordpress-and-cookies?replies=23#post-896743

  4. The law is still changing, as noted. We are keeping an eye on the situation.

  5. @timethief + @zandyring: the UK interpretation of the EU directive - ambiguous though it is - has been in place for nearly nine months now and while it may well remain in a state of flux, it would nonetheless be useful to have slightly more coherent guidance. Something more fit for purpose than a pointer towards the text widget and the WordPress.com privacy policy would be most welcome - and the sooner the better, especially for those of us who, like @buxtonbuilding, have professional sites. Thanks in anticipation...

  6. I believe you will be anticipating for some time to come. In the interim please feel free to use a text widget in your sidebar to direct your blog visitors to the policy In linked to above.

  7. Hi there - thanks for your concern. Our suggestion to direct visitors to the privacy policy through a text widget was confirmed as fully legal under the current state of the law.

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