Top EU court rules web sites must have 'active consent' to store cookies

Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 02/10/2019 19:12

The top European Union court has determined that to store internet users' cookies, website operators need to receive "active consent."

The decision on Tuesday came in response to a disagreement between German company Planet49 and a German consumer group.

The dispute was over the firm's use of an already marked checkbox to gain consent for cookie storage with its online games.

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