I would have liked to use an amazing title like “Different Countries need different privacy rules”, but it could have been wrong and not summarized the content of this article. After all the Directive 2002/58/EC and 2009/136/EC are not only related to UK but also to the whole European Community. Go ahead and you will find some descriptions about the Drupal modules that can help you to deal with this EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications.
Nowadays cookie consent requirements have been adopted in 24 out of 30 EEA Member States. If you want to know what are the major differences in how each state interprets the cookie law, you can read Cookies Tracking Table released by Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP. The Directive amends Article 5(3) of Directive 2002/58/EC (“e-Privacy Directive”) to introduce new rules for online service providers that require them to obtain visitors’ “consent” before serving cookies and similar tracking devices to users’ computers. In particular, this table identifies whether strict ‘opt-in’ consent requirements apply in each Member State (i.e. prior, express, informed consent) or whether consent can be inferred, for example, through appropriate browser/application settings or other means. Finally it has been updated on 4th February 2013.
Unfortunately my website uses Drupal and Google Analytics to collect user information, so I had to adapt this law me too.
In Drupal 7.x there are 2 different modules to do this:
|Cookies are on||Cookies are off|
You can solve the localization adding some translations in the Cookie Control configuration page (http://my_site/admin/config/people/cookiecontrol), below there are some pictures that describe how I implemented the localization and the configuration options of this module:
|Configuration menu (part 1 of 3)||Configuration menu (part 2 of 3)||Configuration menu (part 3 of 3)|