Twitter button and Cookie Law, do I need to change anything?


I have implemented the Twitter button a web site for my company, and I have been given the job of checking the cookies we use to make sure we comply with the new EU law on cookies. I noticed there are some 3rd party cookies coming from


Does anyone have any advice on whether these would fall under the new law, and we would therefore need to ask for users’ permission before proceeding?

Many thanks,



Yes, these cookies fall under the EU directive (as do most cookies). The directive applies to both session and persistent cookies. You may need to write some code to prevent the button from being displayed until the user has consented to receive the cookies. For example, you could have a banner overlay at the top of your page asking people whether they accept.

Alternatively, you could just use ordinary links to Twitter.

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