Wednesday, June 6th 2012 | Short URL
As you may have noticed it has been a while since the last client news roundup. We're moving these to quarterly editions so that we can share even more news in one go. Here's what our clients have been up to this spring and early summer....
Welcome to New Green Hosting Clients
Artsmix - Connecting people through creativity and providing opportunities for artists.
Made by - The 3D design new practice degree show 2012.
Army Ornithological Society - The organisation for military birders. Look out for their new website coming soon!
Anvil Collective - A design collective profiling the work of 5 designers.
More client news...
Wildlife in the City encourage budding creative writers to send in their poems about homes for wildlife.
Cycling for All's parent organisation Wheels for Wellbeing celebrate being picked by National Lottery Awards as one of the top 10 national sports projects. With voters' help they're hoping to reach the top 3!
Cherrygorgeous launch their brand new range of eco wedding stationery, 'Indian Summer'
Image © Cherrygorgeous
Climate East Midlands announces winners of the 'Business in the Community' annual awards.
Ethical Weddings interviews jewellery designers using Fairtrade gold and couples who are wearing it, one year on from the launch of 'Fairtrade and Fairmined'.
Nottinghamshire Widlife Trust celebrates the successful winning of a grant from the charity Mind, to help fund the Idle Valley nature reserve and their Ecominds project.
Climate Change Gardening reports on the eco credentials of Chelsea Flower Show 2012.
Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve are always spotting and recording brand new species to the reserve. This one was also their first dragonfly of the year!
Image © Foxglove Covert LNR
Ask Iris teams up with Eden Hall Day Spa in Notts to give one lucky reader a relaxation day. The prize draw closes on 31st July.
Greenhouse PR were delighted to be nominated for the 'Ultimate Eco Blogger' award presented by Find Energy Savings.
Barnes and Adams announce the production of their first 2012 batch of Tyndale Gold cider.
Remember if you're one of our Make Hay web design, Green Hosting or Make Mail clients you can share your exciting news here too. Send it over to us anytime, just get in touch!
Wednesday, June 6th 2012 | Short URL
Following on from our article a couple of months ago about the new EU cookie law affecting UK websites, the Information Commissioner's Office has now revised and updated some of their information to clarify the rules.
Full details can be found on the ICO blog. However one of the main points worth noting is the clarification around implied versus explicit consent to download a cookie to a users's device. The ICO now states the following:
- Implied consent is a valid form of consent and can be used in the context of compliance with the revised rules on cookies.
- If you are relying on implied consent you need to be satisfied that your users understand that their actions will result in cookies being set. Without this understanding you do not have their informed consent.
- In some circumstances, for example where you are collecting sensitive personal data such as health information, you might feel that explicit consent is more appropriate.*
They stress the importance of informing your website visitors about the types of cookies your website uses and what sort of data it will be collecting from them.
For our web design clients we can conduct an audit of your site to identify the cookies being used and discuss with you the necessary changes needed to comply with the law. To request an audit please do contact us.
* Quoted from the Information Commissioner Office website