French DPA reports positive impact on its regulatory action on cookies

16/05/2023 | CNIL

In an assessment examining the impact of its regulatory action on cookies, the French data protection authority (DPA), the CNIL, has said that its 2020-22 action plan has had a "strong impact."  During the period, the CNIL issued eight sanctions on cookies with fines totalling €421 million for breaches involving: 

  • the lack of information, 
  • the deposit of cookies without prior consent,
  • the ailure of the refusal mechanism,
  • the refusing cookies as easily as accepting them.

Additional research conducted by the CNIL revealed users are better informed and that the rejection rate is increasing.

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