A couple of months ago I gave a talk at the North West Drupal User Group in Manchester where I talked about the EU Cookie Law and about cookies in PHP and Drupal. The EU law has been in practice in the EU for the last year and is due to be implemented in the UK on May 26th 2012.
People have been asking me to provide them with the slides so I thought I would create a quick blog post and put them on #! code.
If you want more information about what is being proposed within Drupal then take a look at the UK websites - change of law on cookies coming up discussion in the Drupal discussion pages. At the time I gave the talk there wasn't a lot of concrete solutions available, but lots of work has been done in the past month to find a robust and legal implementation.