The development of alternative techniques to “third-party” cookies cannot be done at the expense of the right of individuals to protect their personal data and privacy, according to France’s Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL).

The commission has issued new guidance on what happens after third party cookies.

Data Protection Considerations:
  • The end

C is for ‘cookie,’ and that’s not good enough for me.

NOYB, the privacy organization based in Vienna, Austria, is moving on hundreds of companies who use unlawful cookie banners. They have sent over 500 draft complaints so far, hoping to end “cookie banner terror.”

Per NOYB, “users must be given a clear yes/no option.

“Now isn’t the time for quick fixes or unsustainable identity solutions – though many have emerged this past year (think: fingerprinting or “universal” IDs). Ultimately, these “workarounds” have an expiration date too, as they are equally as flawed as the third-party cookie they intend to replace. They won’t restore consumer trust, they’re not secure and

Do you believe in life after third party cookies?

A new venture sets to combine first party data and contextual data.

The combination between a contextually-focused exchange ( and authenticated traffic (Liveramp) sets out to enable private marketplace buys that have been curated to include both a marketer’s own customers and the contexts they want

The French data protection authority (CNIL) recently issued detailed guidance on online cookies and trackers. The guidance includes four documents: Guidelines, Recommendations, FAQs, and a specific statement on audience measurement. Here are some highlights:

  • You can offer users a global consent to a set of purposes if you present, in advance, all the purposes pursued,

Data Protection Authorities in the German states of Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, Hamburg and Brandenburg have launched a large scale inquiry against media websites to examine the use of tracking techniques and specifically whether the cookie banners they apply on their respective websites meet the requirements for a voluntary and informed consent of the

Commentors on the final California Consumer Privacy Act regulation queried: “Are session cookies a “unique personal identifier?”

The California Attorney General replied: Maybe, depending on the context.

  • A “unique personal identifier” is a persistent identifier that can be used to recognize a consumer.
  • If a session cookie cannot be used to recognize a consumer, family

A new study has found only 11.8% of the most popular Consent Management Platforms (CMPs) used on UK websites meet the minimal requirements under GDPR and Europe’s eDirective regulations regarding cookies and consent.

The researchers’ scraper was used to determine whether a consent form met GDPR and eDirective requirements.

The rules say consent must be