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CuCo Creative is a integrated branding, strategic, digital agency based in Bournemouth, Dorset that provides creative marketing and advertising solutions to the South Coast, stretching as far as London, UK. CuCo are a RAR recommended agency, a RAR award-winning agency plus DBA members and a D&AD accredited marketing, digital, design, branding agency. We are a creative marketing agency who are experts in delivering integrated marketing campaigns in all areas of branding, advertising, marketing, digital, ecommerce, design, web design and development, WordPress – and offer a strategic approach to marketing consultancy for Bournemouth, Dorset, London, Bristol, Southampton, the South West and beyond.

CuCo’s creative agency HQ is located in the sunny Silicon South of Bournemouth. We’re a branding agency, marketing agency, advertising agency, digital agency, WordPress agency, creative agency, print agency and design agency all integrated into one agency – making CuCo your perfect branding and marketing partner without heavy London agency fees.

Our Bournemouth-based digital, marketing and design teams work together to deliver a wide range of website development skills to a variety of marketing projects for your brand. Our digital services includes web design search engine optimisation (SEO), html emails & email marketing, Google Adwords/pay per click (PPC), database driven websites, content management systems (CMS), social media management, WordPress websites and ecommerce websites.

CuCo are also a creative print management agency, offering full colour lithographic through to short run or personalised digital printing services. We are experts in paper stocks, print finishes, folding techniques and FSC printing. Whether it is rolling out your new brand across creative marketing collateral, print advertising, business cards, business stationary (letterheads and comp slips), packaging, point of sale (POS), brochures, leaflets, flyers or making your brand come to life with illustration or photography, CuCo are the perfect creative marketing agency and web design agency for Bournemouth and London and everywhere in between.

We are a branding agency that is passionate about driving sales through clever social media advertising and marketing, web design and the development of ecommerce websites and WordPress websites, creative advertising ideas and digital marketing campaigns and are constantly winning new clients all the time. So when you business needs to generate leads, refresh your branding or advertising, or improve your website, speak to advertising agency CuCo about our range of creative marketing solutions for your brand.

Whatever your marketing or advertising requirements may be, CuCo Creative are the marketing agency with the branding agency expertise and marketing knowledge and experience to produce your next marketing campaign, whatever the budget or your location – Bournemouth, Dorset, Hampshire, London, Southampton, Bristol or beyond. Call marketing agency CuCo today to discuss your brand on 01202 911959.

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Cookie law makes most UK websites illegal

If you need convincing, you can find the official ICO guidelines here.

The following is a simple humorous video outlining the new law.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that websites place on visitors’ computers, that usually store values that are unique to an individual visitor. They enable your browser to exchange information with the website server, and can be used for essential purposes (such as remembering you’ve logged in to a site), or optional purposes (such as for website analytics purposes). If you would like more information regarding cookies visit All About Cookies.

Can I turn off cookies in my browser?

All modern browsers have the ability for a user to change their settings concerning cookies, and block websites from storing cookies on their machines. For example in Firefox on a Mac: Firefox > Preferences > Privacy Tab > History: Firefox will: use custom settings for history > make your selects here.

Previously, the law said if your website does store cookies, you need to let your users know why you store cookies, and give them clear instructions on how to ‘opt out’ if they objected. Many websites did this by writing a privacy policy. The new law however ignores the settings you currently have set in your browser and requires you to opt-in to every website you visit to allow them to save cookies to your computer.

Are all cookies affected?

All cookies that are not “strictly necessary for a service requested by a user” are affected.

For example, if a user adds an item to their shopping basket, that would be considered necessary – a cookie is technically required to remember that user and retain their basket contents. Similarly, to log in to a website a cookie may be necessary. On the flip side a cookie which was set to welcome a user back to a website, or to record what pages they view would not be strictly necessary.

So now what?

All site owners who save cookies (thats 92% of sites) have until May 2012 to comply to the law unless you want to be fined.

There are a couple of solutions. For example if your site requires registration to use it, all you really need to do is add a clause to your ToS, thus the user needs to accept the use of cookies to gain access to your site. Or for example if your site runs on WordPress you can use this plugin (for a £10 fee). Or if your site only uses Google Analytics then there is this jquery solution (FREE). But of course over the next 12 months many other solutions will become available.

 

Further reading: http://www.cookiecrunch.co.uk/

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