Most people will know about the controversial "EU Cookie Directive" that was passed into law recently.
The directive is actually an extension of the "Data Protection Act"
The legislation was changed to allow for different "levels" of notification.
Because we believe the cookie legislation is unfair and we support a free and open Internet XMS Systems makes use of the "Information Only / Implied Consent" method.
Reason for this is if a company is located outside of the EU with no EU presence they can get away with not complying to the legislation as the are not "directly" targeting visitors in the EU. They will thus be able to more efficiently gather data about the visitors and customise their websites accordingly.
We believe that it is time every Internet user starts to take responsibility for their own actions and learn how to configure their web browsers to allow or disallow cookies.
According to statistics in July 2010 42% of the United Kingdom population were using Facebook. Without allowing cookies they would not be able to access and use Facebook.
The Cookie control function can be enabled under the security tab in your website administration section.
We suggest the following text for the notification window.
This site uses some unobtrusive cookies to store information on your computer.
Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won't work as expected without them.
If you're not happy with this you can adjust your browser settings but some nice features of the site may be unavailable. Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won't work as expected without them. These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links.
We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site.
The text "...adjust your browser settings..." can be linked to this URL "http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1" to show the user how to configure their web browser.