We're now seeking consent before placing cookies on computers.
In light of the EC Privacy Directive coming into force on 26 May 2012, we're going to make some changes to our privacy practices here at Fool UK.
Starting on 26 May 2012, we will first seek your consent before placing a cookie on your computer or other device you use to access our services. So when you visit, login or register with Fool.co.uk, order or access your Fool premium services, sign up for a free report or use any personalised service we may offer, we will be asking you to consent to accept our cookies. You will give your consent either by clicking on an 'Accept Cookies' button, ticking a box or, in the case of our free reports, by providing us with your e-mail address.
Cookies are bits of data that the Fool places on your hard drive or other device to help operate the website more efficiently and enhance your web experience. The Fool's old policy was to automatically place certain cookies on your computer unless you had configured your browser to refuse them. This upcoming change means that we will only be setting cookies after we have your consent. You're still free to reject or remove our cookies at any time, but by doing so your access and, more importantly, your Fool.co.uk experience, will be severely limited.
The other change taking place is that our Privacy & Cookie Statement now lists all the cookies that we and our third-party providers use, as well as their purpose. Be warned: our cookies have some pretty creative names, so be prepared to be amused.
One thing that has not changed is The Motley Fool's commitment to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal data. We encourage you to review the revised Privacy & Cookie Statement and contact us at UKPrivacy@Fool.co.uk if you have any queries.
If you'd like more information on cookies in general and how to manage them, we suggest you visit allaboutcookies.org.