Cookie Walls Do Not Comply with the GDPR According to Dutch Watchdog

Cookie Walls Do Not Comply with the GDPR According to Dutch Watchdog

Cookie walls used by websites, app, and services to force their visitors to accept tracking cookies before being able to gain access do not comply with EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) said the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) in a statement published on Thursday.

This is based on GDPR’s requirements which ask companies to first request permission before being able to track people with cookies, tracking software or other digital methods.

The GDPR also forbids the use of other techniques and tools such as Javascripts, Flash cookies, HTML5-local storage and/or web beacons for tracing users while browsing the web without valid consent for ad targeting or other similar purposes.

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