Could new EU cookie laws hamper user experience?
As of 26 May, 2011, all sites are required to comply with EU regulations designed to protect users privacy, which may in-effect hinder the on-site experience.
The new law required that sites ask users permission to place a cookie in their browser. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to a device so a website can recognise a user upon return.
What will it mean for my clients? Having to click “okay” on any site utilising cookies will definitely get annoying, perhaps have a negative effect on conversions and it will confuse users. I’d hope firefox developers come out with a plugin which gives sites permission without me as a user having to deal with a pop up.