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How cookies are used on Redmine.co.uk
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Google Analytics stores information about:
- The pages you visit on redmine.co.uk - how long you spend on each page
- How you got to the site
- What you click on while you’re visiting the site
We don’t collect or store your personal information (e.g your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.
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When did the law change and who enforces it?
The original EU legislation that became known as the “E-Privacy Directive“ was published in 2003 and implemented as European Directive – 2002/58/EC. It was concerned quite widely with the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector. In 2009 the Directive was amended by Directive 2009/136/EC that included a requirement to seek consent for cookies and similar technologies. The EU Directive entered UK law on 26th May 2011 as “The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011”. It is regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) www.ico.gov.uk who decided that enforcement would commence from 26th May 2012.
By continuing to browser our website, we will continue to set cookies as necessary. This approach of “implied opt-in” is specifically discussed and approved in the guidance notes issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).