What information must be provided to users regarding cookies ?

On October 1, 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued its decision in an important case involving consent for the use of cookies by a German business called Planet49. Importantly, the Court held that (i) consent for cookies cannot be lawfully established through the use of pre-ticked boxes, and (ii) any consent obtained regarding cookies cannot be sufficiently informed in compliance with applicable law if the user cannot reasonably comprehend how the cookies employed on a given website will function. Read more…