The legal landscape of cookie compliance changes rapidly and it can be a challenge to constantly stay up-to-date with the newest guidelines and directives. Additionally, there is a confusing jungle of different cookie solution providers out there. Especially for non-pros, it can be tough to identify which providers are compliant and what official requirements cookie consent design needs to adhere to.
Recently, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) sent out notices to 300 significantly large public and private organizations in France, reminding them of the new cookie guidelines and the need to adapt their cookie solutions.
In addition, CNIL also recently issued massive fines against Amazon and Google, and therefore, using big companies as a trustworthy example of compliant solutions can turn out as a pitfall for other organizations.
So what do you need to know to ensure your cookie solution compliance? Use this 6-step checklist to confidently identify the most important aspects your cookie solution needs to entail to become compliant:
As website users you probably know the struggle of not wanting to accept all cookies, however, not being ready to enter the complicated cookie settings adventures to finally reject them. Now you know, when opportunities to choose are intransparent and complicated the cookie solution might be illegal. After gaining these insights, do you also feel like scanning your website for compliance?
Not compliant ❌