Note that this test and the law is not limited to just ‘traditional’ web cookies – it also identifies Flash Cookies and may be extended eventually to detect HTML5 Local Storage too.
From May 2011 a new privacy law came into effect across the EU. The law requires to ask visitors for consent to use most web cookies.
By recording all of the cookies encountered when exploring your website, and detecting cookies that could potentially be saved by other means. These are categorised wherever possible by the purpose that they serve.