What is EU Cookie Law?

The EU Cookie Law is a privacy directive in the European Union that regulates how cookies must be used on devices used by users in the EU. It is originally called the ePrivacy Directive and is part of the EU data protection rules. The law requires websites to inform users about cookies and obtain explicit consent from users before storing cookies (except strictly necessary cookies) on user devices. It is for its exclusive clause on cookies and similar technologies that the ePrivacy Directive came to be known as the EU Cookie Law.

Here is what the ePrivacy Directive says about the use of cookies:

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