As the compliance rules have only been put into force very recently, we have yet to see many practical examples of implementation. However, as time goes on, more and more websites will be prominently displaying their cookie options in line with the regulations. Below we explore some examples of how some of the big players are gaining user consent for cookies.
The status bar is less intrusive than the dialogue box and users can continue to browse even if they ignore the message. However, the extra layer may obscure the content on a website and you may not be able to gather enough information through cookies if no user chooses to opt in.
Similar to status bars, warning bars can be made to appear whenever a site wishes to set a cookie. Users can then choose to opt in or out or be given further information. Websites which use warning bars include Nationwide and eBay.
Warning bars are largely less intrusive than dialogue boxes and can also be configured to inform the user of which cookies the site is using. As with status bars, however, users can choose never to opt in and the design of the bar may obscure content on your website.
These are just a few examples of ways to comply with the new regulations. At Core Media Design we are dedicated to ensuring our clients' websites are compliant and we'll work with you to implement the ideal strategy for gaining the consent of your users without detracting from the layout of your website.
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