Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Avoiding Concert-Ticket Woes - smartphone apps for buying concert tickets

Buying concert tickets can be an utter ball-ache. The more popular the artist, the harder it is to get tickets if you're not quick off the mark. Trying to pick up tickets close to concert-day is a recipe for disaster, and sometimes a sure-fire way to end up paying through way above face-price for tickets.

The solution? Enter the 'smart' smartphone app BandsInTown

Bandsintown (Free to download via via iTunes)

The BandsInTown app provides completely personalized concert experience. With a smart events calendar which is based on the music stored in your iPhone library - this app delivers information which is truly relevant to your musical tastes. No more scanning through endless listings of bands or artists that don’t interest you at all.

Bandsintown will give you updates on tour dates and even line ups for different venues on your favorite artist’s tour. It’s also possible to sync Bandsintown with your iTunes, last.fm, and Spotify accounts making it a very user friendly app.

Popular concert Tickets site BoxOfficeHero has announced plans to launch a concert-tickets app too, as well as an API for programmers to create their own event-based apps in mid 2013.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My amazing xmas snowboarding holiday in Zermatt

Zermatt has a reputation for being one of the more expensive resorts in Europe and it's a bit of a mission just getting there but the effort and cost is more than worth it just for the freeriding alone.

This was my first ski holiday trip to Zermatt and to be honest I always presumed it was beyond my meagre budget but after a lot of research and a little luck I managed to find some decent accommodation and and a cheap flight and the trip was on.  I booked my snowbboarding holiday with Interactive Resorts - a specialist ski-company here in London.

Pistes
The pistes are split up into three main areas

* Gornergrat (great for beginners)
* Rothorn (good intermediate slopes)
* Matterhorn Paradise (the best of the lot)



I tried all three areas but enjoyed the Matterhorn Paradise the most. The ride up in the gondola to the peak at 3883m was breathtaking each time I made it and the restaurant at the top provided some pretty decent sustenance on a few occasions. Your options at the top include heading to the glacier via a red run that's not too steep, down to the park in Furggsattel which is always in pristine condition, or just head all the way straight down. If you head for the glacier be careful going off piste as there are plenty of snow covered crevasses.

Freestylers

The park in Furggsattel is pretty good and getting there from the village is simple enough on the 6 person chair or board down to it after the gondola ride to the top. I've heard that the park changes up a bit but when we were there they had a halfpipe and two separate rail and kicker lines and quite a few other features. Pretty good for a day of freestyling.

Freeriding
This is where Zermatt really gets the name of being a top snowboarding destination. There are 38km of official freeride routes and of course more for the adventurous. This is what made my holiday for me. Steep off piste, couloirs, and lots and lots of bowls. Seriously good freeriding.

I enjoyed the Matterhorn Paradise but that was before I hit the freeriding routes in Stockhorn and Schwarzsee.

Apr├Ęs-ski in the Resort

Apparently there are over 50 bars in the area and after trying a few I settled on Papperla Pub as the watering hole of choice. It's a more down to earth kind of bar with a young crowd and not so many of the hob nobbing rich folk you find in some of the other bars. It's open late as are all the others and being in a ski resort, it gets a little wild, which is exactly what you need after a day of freeriding.

GramPi’s Pub was another we liked but it was little too much like being at home when on holiday.


Zermatt Accommodation - Where we stayed..

We stayed in the Alpenstern Hotel which is really a 10 room B&B. It was pretty good for the price and fairly central, only 5 minutes walk to the funicular stations. They had a good breakfast buffet but to be honest we spent so much time out that all we really did was sleep and shower in the hotel. We met a lot of people who were paying way more than us for their hotels so I think we were pretty lucky to find reasonably priced accommodation.

Cost
Ski passes     CHF371 (for 6 days)
Hotel          CHF170 (per night 2 sharing)

We brought our own gear so no rentals and we ate at the cheaper cafes and restaurants around the resort. Nights out obviously really cut into the budget but were well worth it.


I was always aware that Zermatt was one of the great snowboarding destinations but I really didn't expect it to be as good as it was. I'm already planning a trip in April when I can hopefully take in the Zermatt Unplugged festival. Choose Zermatt for your snowboarding holiday and you won't be disappointed.






Thursday, May 17, 2012

Five Top Skiing Apps for your iPhone

Heavy snowfalls are generally unwelcome - unless you are a child, a polar bear, or an avid winter sports enthusiast. I’m going to make the assumption you fit into the winter sports enthusiast bracket! While everybody else complains about clearing their driveways and tackling icy roads, skiers are out conquering the slopes, and some are doing it smarter than others simply because they’re using ski apps to make the most of their skiing experience. iPhone ski and snowboarding apps can cover everything from snowfall levels to skiing instructions to all the gear you need to make the most of that snow. There are hundreds of great apps listed in the App Store for download, but I’m going to share with you just 5 – the 5 best iPhone ski apps!
Ski Tracks ($0.99) is an amazing app that uses GPS to track your statistical information while skiing. Just turn it on before your first run, and check your stats throughout the day. Ski Tracks uses your phone’s built-in location service to identify your location without any need for manual intervention. It even knows when you are on a chairlift, so it can begin a new run automatically. No need to fiddle with your phone every time you ride to the bottom of the mountain!
Ski & Snow Report (free) is an excellent app for tracking the conditions at your favourite mountains. Ideal if you’re skiing in an unfamiliar area, the app also has a “nearby” feature, which allows you to check the conditions of the mountains within a reasonable distance of your current location. Push alerts will inform you whenever one of your favourite mountains receives a fresh layer of powder.
On the Snow Gear Guide (free) is an app for sourcing new ski or snowboard equipment. Find skis, snowboard, and boots ideal for your specific skill level, gender and sport (ski or snowboard). Receive personalised recommendations on the appropriate snow gear, and access video reviews from experts on the season’s top gear. You can even compare equipment side-by-side using a pioneering split-screen view and share your selections via Facebook.
SnowEdge (free) is the ideal app for those who like their ski stats. It assesses your skill based on your speed, the acceleration of your turns, and how much air you get on jumps. If you leave the app open, it will measure each of these factors for every run you perform. A great feature is the app is the highlighting of your latest run and your best runs throughout the day on the same screen. This allows you to track your progress easily.
SkiTips ($3.99) means you can take your skiing instructions in your pocket when you hit the slopes. The concept of teaching yourself to ski using your phone may seem strange, but this app means you can watch the instruction and then practice your attack! It features 30 lessons that teach all the basics of skiing and 20 lessons that demonstrate all the advanced techniques, including high speed carving, control turns, bumps, ice, and powder.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Skin Care tips for the youth

Many people wonder how they can get the best possible looking facial skin. There are many ways in which you can help the skin on your face look its very best.
One extremely important thing when it comes to skin care tips for the face is making sure to use sunscreen. Using sunscreen will help the skin of your face not to get age spots and in some people make their acne much worse then it usually is.
Staying hydrated is another thing that will help your facial skin looking its best. Since the body is made up of mostly water when your body is dehydrated your skin can start looking distressed. You want to find out from your health care provider how much water you should be taking in during the day and then make sure that you are doing that through what you drink and the food that you consume.

Exercising is a great way to help your facial skin as well as all the skin on your body looking great. Exercising is a great way to rid your body of waste products so it is highly recommended that you get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day.
Making sure that you moisturize is also important when you are looking for the best tips for facial skincare. Moisturizing helps the skin stay hydrated so it is important to find a good moisturizer that matches your skin type and use it as directed.

Don't forget also to use Scar removal creams like Revitol's.

Following these skin care tips is the best way in which you can help make the skin on your face look its very best. You need to also make sure that you have a good skincare regime put together and stick with it in order to get the best results. This way you can help your skin look the very best that it can.

Monday, April 9, 2012

A Trusted Advisor?

A Trusted Advisor?
Apart from Google itself, the biggest development in the travel industry of the past 6 or so years has been the phenomenal growth in volume and importance of the website Trip Advisor. Like it or loath it, Trip Advisor has become impossible to ignore and greatly impacts upon consumers, hoteliers, tour operators, agents and advertisers.

The question though is whether this is generally a positive development or a negative one as was implied by a recent documentary, called ‘When Trip Advisor Attacks’ or something equally inane, in which very crazy reviewers drove slightly less crazy hoteliers to distraction. The programme was done in a silly sensationalist manner and barely addressed the main issues. Indeed, it seems that one of the reviewers claimed that he had in fact got on very well with the hotelier, given the place a top review and generally had a great time, only for selective editing to turn him into an egotistical monster – hell bent on doing down the hotel.

Proponents of open internet review systems, of which Trip Advisor is a prime example, argue that the wisdom of crowd’s effect comes into play. In short the sheer volume of reviews means that the good rises inexorably to the top and the consumer is empowered leading to higher standards of customer service all round, where those offering bad service are no longer able to compete. I would argue that while this is true in some respects, the real picture is somewhat more complex.

It is certainly true that large resort style hotels have had to hugely raise their game. Hotels that never competed for repeat guests were basically able to behave with impunity as they never expected anyone to return. At the lower end of the market, for say Laos holidays or Sri Lanka this led to great transformations in service as hotels were just no longer able to operate in this manner. An example of a country where this widespread practice has been large wiped out is Sri Lanka where mass market package tour companies and local hoteliers colluded knowing that their clients would simply blame Sri Lanka for the shoddy service but were never intending to return anyway.

Even at a higher end, I would argue that Trip Advisor has driven up customer service and responsiveness to client issues and problems. Savvy hoteliers know that reviews can be an enormously good source of constructive advice and criticism where the anonymous nature of reviews means people are far franker and up front than they ever are on customer feedback forms and guest books. In recent years there are countless examples of high end hotels taking refining service in relation to trip advisor to a fine art and I even know of one boutique hotels in Sri Lanka where staff are given a bonus relating to their Trip Advisor performance.

A less heralded example of the power of Trip Advisor is in encouraging clients away from the usual guide book or package tour hotels and into more independent, quirky and off the beaten track places. As a tour operator who specialise in smaller, quality places – many of which are in unusual locations (Burma holidays anyone?!) we have found Trip Advisor incredibly powerful in encouraging guests to try out riskier propositions we might put to them. Reading about others who have enjoyed it really seems to help.

I was once a talking head on a BBC World programme called ‘Fast Track’ which looked at the trip adviser issue in a far more interesting way than the aforementioned documentary.

The point I made then and still very much stand by, is that the sheer weight of reviews argument can fall down badly with smaller places trying to do something different. There are three significant problems. Firstly, if in a large hotel there is a small problem which is mentioned on Trip Advisor and subsequently corrected, the reviews very quickly reflect that as there are so many all the time. However, in a tiny place, that problem may still be prominent on the site months later – long after management have solve the issue. The second problem is that crowd wisdom of this sort very much encourages a process of homogenisation.

What I mean by this is that if a place is trying to be different, it means it will not be able to please all the people all the time. If a hotel miss-sells itself on their own website then perhaps they only have themselves to blame if someone turns up who doesn’t like the place. However, if that person has been sent to the place by an agent or operator or because they have read other reviews, and then doesn’t like the place, then it is hardly the hotels fault. An example of this that happened to an eco-place I know for Vietnam holidays, when a person complained bitterly about insects in the room and the lack of AC – when the website clearly stated that both of these things were inevitable in an eco-resort. Despite the obvious ludicrousness of the complaint the hotel saw a massive dip in bookings which very nearly bankrupted them. The third issue is that a malevolent reviewer can do undue harm to a small place. Again, at a larger place a bad review gets swamped by the weight of positive reviews. At a small place, a malevolent reviewer can finish a place off. Trip Advisor does review reviews when asked, but the process is tricky and not always effective.

Reviewers are generally unable to put a distance between themselves and the product and offer an objective opinion.

Because of that factor I feel that there definitely a place for professionals, such as Tour Operators, Travel Agents, guidebooks, travel writers and so on to offer an objective and detached professional option to help guide through the mass of online reviews.

Disclaimer: I myself use Trip Advisor in both of a professional context (to keep up to date with hotels standards) and on a personal basis!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

How To Earn A Free Lunch

An alternative but slightly more unwieldy title to this post could be “How to get some free money and then use that to make a bit more money” but that doesn’t scan too well. Offering a ‘free lunch’ always attracts those who would like something for nothing, like shopping cheap, or alternatively refuse to believe such a thing exists.

So here’s a short story from personal experience and it’s easily verified. I play a lot of online poker; I’m a member of several online casinos all of which offered me an Online Casino Bonus to sign up and rewards for continuing to gamble with them. That’s all fine but usually the new player must deposit some money and play a certain amount of games to get their hands on any free cash.

Occasionally though, some websites offer free money just for signing up. No deposit is necessary but of course you must use the money to bet with the site. So, I signed up with a particular UK based casino who promised me £10 for registering.

After a minor battle tracking the cash down in my account I headed straight over to the poker lobby to check out some Texas Hold’em tournaments. I found one starting soon for a buy-in of £3.50 - more than I would normally pay - and sat down for what I thought would be the usual story of unlucky cards and poor play by me.

What actually happened was a succession of sensible folding, occasional bluffing and some great cards at the right moments. An hour later I had seen everyone else off, even those who had bought their way back into the game for a second time, and won the modest sum of £54.00. It’s not a fortune but it does now keep me in the small stakes games which I usually go for at Casino Portal Austria.

The point is of course that there is sometimes such as a thing as ‘free lunch’. You may have to work for it and it may require some luck but, with a little effort and application, a small amount of free money could be yours.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Just booked my 2013 ski holiday to Chamonix, France

I'm just back from my snowboarding trip in Chamonix, France. I obviously had an amazing time, liberated from the rat-race and the grind of the city. I've just booked next year's break in the Alps a year in advance to save cash.

In recent years early birds deals have become more popular than last minute deals and they are especially good for families and people who have to take their holidays on a particular date.
ski holidays 2013
If you need a bit of convincing that booking early is better than booking last minute (especially in the case of group ski holidays where your party may have special requirements which need to be organised well before arrival. Check out the early booking advantages below:

Advantages of booking your ski holiday early

1) Popular resorts get booked up quickly, so if you are set on a particular chalet or hotel in a specific resort then you should book early.

2) The lowest prices for ski holidays in france are generally the early bird deals rather than last minute deals. You are also likely to get ‘extras’ thrown into your package such as free child places, single savers or free lift passes’ if you book early. Austrian ski holidays tend to maintain their brocuhre cost throughout even the late season due to greater alititude.

3) If you book your holiday at least 12 weeks before your departure date you are able to secure it with just a deposit which is great if you can’t afford to pay for the holiday straight up. You can then pay for your holiday in instalments or put money aside each month for the balance.

4) Finally, if you book your holiday in advance you have something to look forward to and it can serve as a mental boost when you are tired or stressed.

Winner. so You can save 35% by booking your 2013 ski holidays a year early - at least equivalent to what you are likely to save if you book via a last minute ski holiday company (and obviously you get certainty that your accommodation is up to scratch). I'm pretty sure this is as good as any late ski deal I'm likely to pick up later, and at least I *know* what type of chalet I'm staying in.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Enough Hours to Drive You Mad

The EU Working Time Directive has been proven to be as flimsy as the paper it is written on, not least for those self employed within the transport industry.

The Working Time directive was is also known as the 48 hour week, and was brought in an attempt to regulate a standard working week.
In the past people worked a 7 day week, then a 6 day, or a Monday to Friday and Saturday morning.
These days times have moved on, many enjoy 35 hour weeks, and the act covers every profession except for workers if the job is: Where you decide your own work pattern, like perhaps a CEO, a rich livescore site owner, or a Minicab Driver Job, servants in private houses or a sea transport worker. So, what about Taxis drivers? Well, there are 4,600 'self-employed' minicab drivers in London, UK. It comes as no surprise then that these workers are often putting in 12-16 Hour shifts, 6 or 7 days a week.

London PCO Driving Jobs for example should certainly be regulated, as bus drivers cannot work over a certain number of hours, or like truck drivers who use a tachograph to record hours behind the wheel. A Minicab Driver in London will typically work a 65 Hour week, taking home close to £800 (top end) or around £500 for the bottom end of the scale.

It might sound a lot, but for many the profession offers up pay equivalent to Minimum wage.
Have you thought when picking calling your Covent Garden Minicab or from London to your home that the driver may make less than £10 for the hour spent weaving in and out of congested roads?

At firms like London Taxi company 'Addison Lee', drivers are obliged to pay over £400 in fees for Car, Radio and Insurance - all to Addison Lee sister companies - for the privilege of driving for the company.
In the old days paying over the odds for a Taxi Elephant & Castle after a night out at Ministry of Sound has long gone. Richard Langholme of Vauxhall Minicabs points out that the Mayor of London regulates all Cabs via Transport for London and encourages Londoners to stay legal, pre book and use a PCO Private Hireor local taxi service.

Full-time London minicab drivers usually work a couple of shifts a day, starting in the morning rush hour, then coming back out on call for the evening shift which is anything from 6pm until 3am. The hours are unsociable, Bank holidays, early starts and late finishes are not uncommon.
Of course, all these obligations come without any rights as an employee, which is the standard for almost all cab firms in London.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's a new year, it's a new life

For the Jewish Rosh Ha'Shana, I want, first off to say I am hoping and praying the current unbearable scenario surrounding the Palestinian state shall come to an end soon. These people deserve their own land, as any other people do. On the other hand, it is not up to them to decide anything regarding the Jewish territories. They must acknowledge their neighboring countries, and treat them respectfully. They should base their economy upon relations with the Arab countries around them, rather than try to (yet again) completely rely on Israel. There must be peace established between the two states, but that doesn't mean anything else much - they shouldn't remain isolated from the world, and should have proper ways where they can reach out... but it is Israel's self-born right to cease integrating them into Israeli-based projects. They should find their way in life.

Else than that, I wanted to remind everyone that Christmas is coming soon, and Xmas is the time where you'll be spending more on gift than ever before.
If you are looking for the "default gift" then you should definitely try sites like Fragrance that helps you decide which specific perfume you'll be buying your loved one, and where to buy it so Christmas will not consume a part of your savings (like it usually does). You can try to go always for Creative Christmas Ideas but if you're wife comes throwing you out of the staircase, don't point any fingers at me. I know I am going for normal fashion/clothing/beauty gifts as I always do.

Happy Rosh Ha'Shana! Stay safe.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Silo 18 Develops New X-Bingo Software

Silo 18 is a company based in Norwich that develops internet bingo software platforms. The company has spent the past eighteen months developing a new bingo platform that’s going to run on the X-Bingo platform. XBingo is owned by Mandalay Gaming Holdings and based out of Gibraltor. Right now XBingo is only open to bingo players in the UK, but the company wants to move into new international markets as soon as possible.

The software is brand new (and actually similar to the big brother bingo site) , but it has already been beta tested by thousands of bingo players through Facebook. Social media has played a huge role in making sure that the software has been tested thoroughly before being released to the public. When a new bingo platform is released there is usually a period of time where bugs need to be worked out, but Silo 18 is confident that the majority of bugs have already been fixed during the Facebook beta testing process.

XBingo and Silo 18 decided to partner up because the owners know each other and they wanted to do well by offering the best casino bonuses possible (for bingo players). Silo 18 decided to build the new bingo platform for the X-Bingo platform because the owner of Mandalay wanted to differentiate XBingo from other bingo and girls poker sites. XBingo was also restricted to operating in the UK only, but that’s no longer going to be the case. Right now the company is trying to roll out the new XBingo software in Canada and there are plans to open in Australia and other European countries. Xbingo are in the process of building an application for mobile bingo sites which can be used across all platforms such as android and iphones interfaces.

The main focus of XBingo is to be ready to open to the US market - something which would be amazing for public relations departments of all online gaming companies if gaming in the US becomes regulated. The company is waiting for the gaming laws to change in the United States before they roll out the new software in the USA. Silo 18 did an excellent job building the software, as it looks incredible. There are also lots of unique social features included on the software such as being able to invite friends to the bingo game you’re playing and much more.

XBingo definitely has an excellent bingo platform now, but it’ll be interesting to see how they do in the countries they plan on opening up to in the future. There are lots of bingo sites available in every country already, so it’ll be interesting to see how XBingo plans on marketing their new platform to players. Right now players that are allowed to join XBingo will be able to claim a huge 300% sign-up bonus to try out the new bingo games.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Cookie Monster Commeth

All you need to know about the EU e-Privacy Directive
In the past it was sufficient to inform users that cookies were used, however this change requires explicit consent from users for each and every cookie used – permanent, session, and ‘super cookies’ must all be accounted for.
The change applies to all computers and terminal equipment that track via cookies. So computers, phones and any type of browser based application must comply.
While the UK offered a grace period, Ireland has given an interpretation of EU Directive where all tracking cookies are forbidden. Now it is for companies to find a seamless technical solution for meeting this requirement.

For brevity visit this EU Cookie Law website where the solution is in place. Not the accordion drop down which asks for your consent. In the past this website might have chosen to hide the cookie tracking information in their terms and conditions, with a claim that users had been “informed”.
All websites by May 26 2012 are directed to comply with the new EU Cookie Legislation.
The law has been on a backburner for a year since passing into UK Law on May 26 2011, with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) laying down a one year grace period to comply, will be statute from 2012 – or face a fine of up to £500k.
While this all sounds heavy and legal-like the reality is a much more technical issue: How will you gain consent from your users for every cookie dropped on their machines?

What happens on 26th May 2012?
The date is significant as all websites hosted, or operated in the UK must comply with the Information Commissioners Office instructions by this date – after May 26 the ICO will begin enforcement of the cookie law.
Opt-Out to Opt-In – Why?
The change is seen as a move to get users explicitly consent, while commentators note the change is likely to thwart 3rd party tracking, building profiles based on cookie sharing and permanent “zombie cookies” such as flash based reigniting cookies which have become the cookie du jour for serious marketers due to how these cookies avoid detection of browser cookie deletion. More on Zombie Cookies here.

Who is exempt from the change?
Strictly speaking no one, however where the use of cookies is “Strictly necessary” to the user consent is not needed. Say for instance, when a cookie is session based and used for calculating an iCommerce shopping cart. In short, where the integrity of a user experience is lost while performing session based activities.
The exception is narrow and should be treated as such. As a rule of thumb, all cookies need consent from May 26th 2011, but with a delay to the cookie law enforcement of the rule is now from May 26 2012. This presents what has been described by the developers at Scottish company web design dundee as "a ballache for devs".

Cookie Law and Google Analytics
Surprisingly GA is a first party cookie, but is not “strictly necessary” and to that end must be consented before dropped on a user’s machine.
What has yet to be seen is if the suggestion that a Browser solution can be applied. This would mean granting consent to all cookies at browser level. A ‘once and for all’ type of consent, rather than site by site, application by application.
This would solve the issue of The EU Directive for Google Analytics cookies which are found on 85% of the top websites including NT Times, Financial Times, Mashable, Techcrunch....and even MSN!

If I use Google Analytics should I expect trouble?
The EU Legislation says: "The government's view is that there should be a phased approach to the implementation of these changes. In light of this if the ICO were to receive a complaint about a website, we would expect an organisation's response to set out how they have considered the points above and that they have a realistic plan to achieve compliance. We would handle this sort of response very differently to one from an organisation which decides to avoid making any change to current practice. The key point is that you cannot ignore these rules.
Types of Google Analytics Cookies
Globally and in the European Union member states Google sets the following cookies

utma Cookie
This is a a persistent cookie – and does not automatically delete unless it expires. Typically the expiration is 2 years in the future.. Tracks visitors (first visit (unique), last visit (returning). Used for iCommerce www.icommerce.co.uk
will also register the “Days and Visits to conversion” information.

utmb Cookie & utmc Cookies
These are the ‘twins’ of Google Analytics and both need to be present to function correctly. This is because utmb and utmc calculate length of visit. These are the least “serious” of Google Analyrics cookies.

This is a session based cookie.

utmz Cookie
Cookie utmz tracks HTTP Referrer details such as the type of referrer (Google or PPC), direct, social, mobile or PC or sometimes unaccounted visits like ‘bots’. Using HTTP Referrer utmz will note the referring keyword and geo information of the visitor.

This cookie is permanent and last 6 months. It is a heavy weight and provides much of the information we use each day in Google Analytics, not least for conversion tracking information like source, medium, keyword to attribute the info to a Goal Conversion.

utmv Cookie
This cookie is not always included by GA, but is dropped on a machine when segmentation, retargeting or data experimentation is set up. Google utmv Cookie lasts ‘forever. It is a persistent cookie. Utmv and utmz in tandem do much of the legwork around ad retargeting capabilities.


The takeaway: Act If you have.....
1 Any Terminal equipment, application or websites hosted in the United Kingdom or EU targeting users in those territories
2. Any Terminal equipment, application or websites hosted in the United Kingdom or EU targeting users in outside territories
3. Any Terminal equipment, application or websites hosted in another country targeting the United Kingdom or EU users.
4. Any Terminal equipment, application or websites hosted in another country using a CDN or proxy in the United Kingdom or EU to serve content..

Read the full text of the The European Commission's Directive of Privacy and Electronic Communications 2002/58/EC (known also as the e-Privacy Directive or Cookie Law www.cookielaw.org)