EU's top court says tracking cookies require actual consent before scarfing down user data

Found on The Register on Thursday, 03 October 2019
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The decision follows from the German Federation of Consumer Organizations' challenge of German company Planet49's use of a pre-ticked checkbox to obtain permission to place cookies on the devices of players of its online lottery game.

The CJEU ruling underscores the need for online businesses to conform with Europe's cookie requirements, which direct websites to obtain consent before placing cookies. And it serves as a warning shot for website operators.

It's almost like webmasters cannot create websites without cookies anymore; on the other hand, most webmasters are only able to combine a few plugins and templates without actually understanding what is going on behind the scenes and so serve all sorts of unwanted things to visitors.