Working Party issues guidance on EU cookie compliance
30 October 2013
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party recently issued guidance which sets out the minimum standards required to obtain consent for cookies throughout Europe. The body, which represents all data protection authorities throughout the European Union, has published this guidance on cookie compliance which, amongst other suggestions, highlights the importance of allowing website users to exercise free choice when accepting cookies, the need to obtain active consent and the requirement for not setting cookie consent mechanisms on an entry page before active usage has occurred.