Cookies in the spotlight in France:

Actual consent – in.

Continued browsing – out.

The French Data Protection Authority, CNIL, repealed its 2013 guidelines on cookies consent and announced upcoming cookies guidance will be published later this month (July).  Per the new guidance, continued browsing of a website will not suffice to indicate consent to

Cookies and trackers sat on a wall, cookies and trackers had a great fall…

Dutch data protection authority, Autoreitpersoonsgegevens (AP), holds that the practice of a cookie banner that does not allow you to enter a website unless you accept tracking cookies (known as a “cookie wall”) is not permissible under the EU General Data

The use of “cookie” technology, which is basically a small data file that is stored in the cache on your computer when you visit many sites, is nothing new. They are used to recognize you when you return to a site, remember what your preferences, reading and/or shopping habits are, and to otherwise make your experience at the web site more enjoyable. Use of these “harmless” cookies is generally accepted. But new technologies that have emerged and, appear to be emerging, are renewing the debate. The new technology ignores user privacy settings and are difficult to detect and delete.
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