ICO issues warning of fines for cookie banners violations

15/06/2023 | Miscon de Raya

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is closely monitoring how companies are using cookies on their websites and how they are enabling users to configure their settings. In an interview with MLex (£), ICO Deputy Commissioner Stephen Bonner emphasised that companies that fail to adhere to the law and do not take the necessary measures will face penalties. 

Mr Bonner said, "Having a ‘reject all’ button on a cookies banner that is just as prominent as an ‘accept all’ button helps people to more easily exercise their information rights. The ICO is closely monitoring how cookie banners are used in the UK and invites industry to review their cookies compliance now. If the ICO finds that cookies banners breach the law, it will seriously consider using the full range of its powers, including fines.”

Pinsent Masons also reported on this story.

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