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More than 80 complaints have been lodged with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after the controversial new cookie law came into effect, it has emerged.
The ICO told Computing.co.uk that it had received 84 complaints from internet users who had received cookies since the EU legislation was enforced on Friday (May 25th).
A spokesperson for the office told the publication that an online survey has been set up to monitor complaints over cookies.
'We will be looking at any trends; if there are any particular types of cookie that are of concern to the public, or if there is a particular website that people are concerned about,' the spokesperson explained.
The new legislation means websites must now ask for a user's consent before storing cookies - the pieces of personal data that can be used to create browsing records of users.
A study published by KPMG in April warned that 95 per cent of UK organisations did not comply with the law, which is part of the EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications.