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GDPR: What are the differences between European countries on cookies consent?

Laurent THOMAS

With this post, we take the opportunity to share you the most recent guidelines from EU national authorities. We'll try to update this consent cheatsheet if things change.


2020 Cookie guidelines on DPA website + Cookie FAQs


2020 Guidelines on the "Processing of personal data of website visitors" | 2019 Executive Order ("EO") regarding cookies (still applies unless the above 2020 document states differently)

*guidelines apply to any consent-based processing of personal data, not only to cookies or trackers, strictly speaking.


2020 Cookie Guidelines | Cookie Recommendations


Summarizing article (English) | Information on the Finnish Traffic and Communication Authority's website


2020 Guidance from the supervisory authorities for providers of telemedia


2020 Guidelines


2014 Identification of simplified procedures for information and the acquisition of consent for use | Clarifications on the implementation of the legislation on cookies


2020 Data Protection Commission guidelines on the use of cookies | Survey on the use of cookies


2020: Guide on the use of cookies


2019 Guide to PECR: Cookies and similar technologies

European Data Protection Board - EDPB

2020 EDPB Guidelines 05/2020 on consent under Regulation 2016/679 (English)

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