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Cookie law set to come into force

Thousands of UK websites are expected to be in breach of a law that dictates what they can log about visitors.

European laws that define what details sites can record in text files called cookies come into force on 26 May.

Cookies are widely used to customise what repeat visitors see on a site and by advertisers to track users online.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said it would offer help to non-compliant sites rather than take legal action against them.