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Recent Developments on Cookies – a Pan-European Overview

In the last few months, there have been interesting developments concerning the use of cookies. Upon investigating 175 websites, the Dutch DPA concluded that half of those websites did not comply with cookie requirements. The Bavarian DPA initiated a similar investigation and the Spanish DPA has issued two fines for not complying with cookie requirements. In addition to these investigations and fines, various DPAs have published guidelines with very different interpretations. Cookie compliance seems to have become a high priority for DPAs. In this blog post, we help navigate through the EU cookie landscape by focusing on how European DPAs are approaching cookie consent and transparency in light of the Planet49 decision.