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.
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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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