A last minute change in Europe’s so-called ‘cookie law’ has had an immediate impact on the privacy policies of recruitment websites.
A cookie is a piece of data that is placed on a user’s computer when they visit a website. Some cookies can be used to track what users do online, raising issues of privacy.
Mark Rhodes, marketing director of reed.co.uk, told Recruiter that their website now included a similar message on its home page: “The message doesn’t appear on any other pages and once the user has seen it once they will never see it again, even if they return in a week’s time.”
Users who click on the message are directed to a webpage, which explains what cookies reed.co.uk uses and why. They also have the option of not accepting cookies, explained Rhodes.