There's a notation in the rules somewhere that states if you actively sell products or otherwise target residents of the UK/EU, then your site would need to be in compliance, regardless of where it's hosted.Doesn't it only apply to sites hosted in the EU anyway? I live in the UK but host in the US...
Source link (pdf format): http://www.ico.gov.uk/news/blog/2012/~/media/documents/library/Privacy_and_electronic/Practical_application/cookies_guidance_v3.ashxThis is what the law requires:
a person shall not store or gain access to information stored, in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user unless the requirements of paragraph (2) are met.
(2) The requirements are that the subscriber or user of that terminal equipment-
(a) is provided with clear and comprehensive information about the purposes of the storage of, or access to, that information; and
(b) has given his or her consent.
Regulation 6 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR)