Did you know that Halloween is one of our oldest traditions?
It’s been celebrated for over 2000 years, first originating from an ancient Celtic festival. If you’re going out trick-or-treating in the evening, it’s amazing to think that you’re following in the footsteps of hundreds of generations before you. Even back in Medieval times they used to dress up in costumes on Halloween and go door to door looking for treats in exchange for a song.
We’ve always loved Halloween – that one magical night just before Winter rolls in when witches and monsters stalk the darkness. In recent years however, there’s been a new monster appearing to wreak havoc – the Cookie Monster. To make matters worse it could be absolutely anyone – even you or those you know.
What is the Cookie Monster?
We don’t mean the edible variety, although we’d love it if every website came with one of those! No, we mean the data files that the website stores on the computer that is being used to view it. Some of them are essential to the operation of the website, such as allowing people to login or retrieve saved orders. Others are analytical or tracking cookies, providing the website owner with a wealth of information about the type of businesses or consumers that are viewing the page.
Control: The people viewing your website will appreciate the fact that they’re in control. They can make an informed decision about which cookies they choose to accept and what sort of website experience they will have.
Where can I find out more?
Don’t be a cookie monster: get compliant today
This Halloween, make sure you don’t turn into the Cookie Monster. Our website scanner can take a look at your website and let you know whether it’s compliant or not. If it isn’t then don’t worry, you can choose any of our three Online Compliance packages to do all the heavy lifting for you and fill in the missing gaps.
Happy Halloween from all of us at Names.co.uk!