A brief delineation on cookies
The rights are given to users under the GDPR guidelines
In a situation when a person has signed up or agreed to the policy of cookies on a particular website, then it is not a permanent step. Theguidelines provide the users with the power to withdraw their consent at any given point of time. For more information, GDPR cookie consent can be viewed.
The duties of website owners
When a website is built, it has a particular purpose. Business websites are used for conducting trade and commerce online while other sites provide information. When cookies are kept on a website, then the website developer has to ensure that the following aspects are covered:
- The functionality of the website:
The website has to function properly so that people can visit the site and browse through the site easily. However, if cookies are present and the virtual visitor refuses to accept the cookies, then the website owner cannot curtail the access of the site for that particular user. People have the right to choose so limiting features and/or functions without cookies is not to be done by website owners. The site should be completely accessible and easy navigation can be done without agreeing to cookies.
- Maintain transparency:
Hence the website owner has to provide the full information and scope so that the user can actively give his/her consent or make adjustments on the settings of the browser.