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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.

Belgium

2020 Cookie guidelines on DPA website + Cookie FAQs

Denmark*

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.

France

2020 Cookie Guidelines | Cookie Recommendations

Finland

2020
Summarizing article (English) | Information on the Finnish Traffic and Communication Authority's website

Germany

2020 Guidance from the supervisory authorities for providers of telemedia

Greece

2020 Guidelines

Italy

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

Ireland

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

Spain

2020: Guide on the use of cookies

UK

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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