[Note: This is not an interpretation of the law and does not constitute legal advice.]
What is the European Cookie Legislation?
Is this just for businesses?
No. Anyone who is based in the EU and operates a website for personal or business purposes in the EU is required to comply.
Do I need to do something?
If you operate a website in the EU, you must comply with the legislation by 5/26/12.
I am not based in the EU. Do I need to do anything?
If you are not based in the EU, you can safely ignore this legislation.
Where can I get information on this legislation?
We have found this guide to be a very useful resource. In addition, we recommend you speak to your legal advisor if you need a qualified legal opinion.
How can I comply?
If your website is operated from within in the EU, you must update your website so that it obtains consent before making use of tracking cookies. Squarespace websites drop a single tracking cookie called "ss_lastvisit" to allow our statistics module to determine if a website visitor is unique. To get your visitors consent for this feature, simple add the following line to your header injection point:
For more information about this solution visit our knowledge base article.