Irish Data Protection Commission publishes new guidelines on the use of cookies

Irish Data Protection Commission releases guidelines to using tracking cookies on websites. Here's the short version.

New guidelines to using tracking cookies in Ireland

The Irish Data Protection Commission has released a new guidance on the use of cookies and other tracking technologies.

The guidance is the result of a sweep on 38 household websites in Ireland which showed that users of Irish websites “are being tracked by third parties to a significant degree across their browsing habits and daily online activities”.

Data controllers and website operators are allowed a six-month grace period to comply with the requirements before enforcements are commenced.

Six key takeaways from new guidelines to cookies and consent

Bottomline is: All cookies require consent except strictly necessary cookies and cookies used for communication.

Analytics cookies always require consent.

Here are the takeaways:

6 key takeaways

Start collecting valid consent today

It is not difficult to collect valid consent to cookies and thereby comply with the guideline put forward by the Irish DPC.



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