Comply with the European Community Directive 2009/136/EC that is coming into force on 26th May 2012 by informing your visitors about the cookie used by PrestaShop and obtaining their understanding.
The notification can be positioned at the top or bottom of the screen.
Once the visitor confirms his/her understanding, the information bar is removed and not displayed again unless cookies are manually cleared, or e.g. by logging out.
The EU’s 2002 Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive (2002/58/EC), has been amended by the 2009 Directive (2009/136/EC) to demand that storing and accessing information on users’ computers was only lawful on condition that the subscriber or user concerned has given his or her consent, having been provided with clear and comprehensive information.
The revised Directive makes explicit the need for a user’s consent for serving cookies to that user’s computer, unless the cookie is “strictly necessary” to provide a service “explicitly requested” by the user.
This exception describes the process that takes a user from a product page to a checkout. However, other uses of cookies will require consent, for example the cookie written as soon as a visitor arrives to the shop, and every member state of the EU must implement the provisions of the new law by 26th May 2012.