Online tracking

Some browsers already block third-party cookies, and Google is working on an alternative technology for showing personalized ads without using third-party cookies. What does this mean for companies in AdTech?


With the deliberations of 17 September 2020, the CNIL adopted new guidelines on cookies and other trackers.

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The French data protection authority (the CNIL) is not allowed to prohibit cookie walls according to the French Conseil d’Etat, but the CNIL is still allowed to recommend not to use cookie walls.


In a cookie case before the French Council of State (Conseil d’État), between the CNIL (the French supervisory authority) and a number of media companies, the French Auditor is of the opinion that cookie walls should be allowed. The judgment will follow shortly.

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Does your cookie pop-up still rely upon a pre-checked consent tick box for installing cookies? Then you are no longer in compliance with the ePrivacy Directive, nor Directive 95/46/EC or the General Data Protection Regulation.


The French data protection authority (the CNIL) has announced that it will soon communicate to data controllers a clarification of the legal obligations in terms of obtaining consent for cookies, as well as all for all other tracking devices and techniques.