On July 10th, 2021, the Italian Data Protection Authority Il Garante released a new set of guidelines for using cookies on websites.
The guidelines are published to ensure that Italian website owners and businesses comply with the GDPR and the ePrivacy Directive (the “European cookie law”).
Italian companies now have six months to bring their cookie banners into compliance.
Here’s the short overview of the new rules and how your website can become cookie compliant before the deadline.
New Italian cookie guidelines
Here are the 6 key rules for using cookies in Italy:
- Consent to cookies must be obtained through a cookie banner.
- The user must be able to continue browsing without being tracked by cookies.
- Scrolling or swiping a web page is not considered valid consent.
- The user must be able to withdraw consent at any time.
- The user must be provided information about the duration of cookies.
- No cookie walls.
How to comply with the new Italian cookie guidelines?
First, make sure you have a professional cookie banner that collects and stores all your users’ consents to cookies.
This is important for you so you can document that you comply with the Italian cookie guidelines.
Second, go through this short checklist to see if your website is already in compliance with the new Italian guidelines for cookies.
Checklist for collecting
valid consent to cookies
If you would like to know whether your website is already compliant with the Italian cookie guidelines, we can have a look at your site for you.
We’ll scan it for cookies and trackers and send you a short overview you can act upon.
Click the link and we’ll start scanning. Note, we do this properly, so we ask for a domain/website URL and where to send the results.