Europe gets strict on cookies

Internet users must explicitly consent to companies storing cookies to track online behaviour, according to the European Court of Justice. The new ruling comes from a 2013 case in which when Germany’s Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (Federation of Consumer Organisations) took action against online outfit Planet49 and its pre-filled checkbox authorising cookies usage.

The ECJ said EU legislation looked to protect consumers from interference with their private lives and that the use of a pre-ticked check box was insufficient to ensure that.

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