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Is the BBC website out of compliance with the UK cookie regulations regarding consent and nudging techniques?

The United Kingdom's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) requires websites to make it as easy to reject non-essential cookies as to accept them and also outlaws "nudging techniques", ...
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Google consent mode and GDPR

Suppose one had a facebook pixel tags set up on google tag manager, and they are firing with google consent mode, meaning, if people refuse the cookies, a cookieless ping will be sent (for instance) ...
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GDPR cookie bar, auto accept when changing pages

Can i add a GDPR cookie bar on home page that will allow the users to accept or rejects the cookies but to also write on the bar something like: "You agree accept all cookies if you switch to ...
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Does consenting the usage of tracking Cookies also cover tracking Pixels under GDPR?

Last December Stack Overflow announced a change to the network advertisement policies. “Retargeting pixels are not allowed on any campaign. allowed for a limited number of vetted and pre-approved ...
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Does GDPR require consent to collect non-personal information?

If a website never assigns a user a unique identifier, does the website need to get explicit consent from the user before collecting non-personal information? Examples of non-personal information that ...
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Multi Domain Cookies Consent —Special Category Data

Can cross domain cookie consent be applied to government websites which collect special category data? Or is there any legal\policy guidance covering the use of multi domain cookies consent for the EU?...
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Cookie Consent: Do we require consent for login or user preferences?

I would like my web site to be as GDPR friendly as possible. I don’t make use of tracking, advertising or analytics. On a web site, we might have want to track the following: Login cookies — has this ...
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If website uses cookies only after users login, can I ask for cookie consent during account creation instead of website launch?

I have a website that uses cookies only if the user logs in. Is it necessary to show a cookie popup banner at website launch or can I ask for consent when user is creating an account (the standard I ...
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Do US companies need a cookie consent banner for EU traffic?

Example: US website, targeting customers in the US. They use Google Analytics and Google Ads cookies etc. Do they need a cookie consent banner for EU traffic? Or should they just not load any tracking ...
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Can a website Demand acceptance of non-essential cookies to allow free access?

I have experienced several times now that sites require payment if you do not accept non-essential cookies. My reading of the relevant legislation (from the EU - I have not browsed the Californian ...
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Is consent required for paying, corporate subscribers of a B2B website?

I was intrigued by this question: Why is the Google Analytics cookie defined as "strictly necessary" and saved without consent?, and how GDPR/E-Privacy applies to paying, corporate ...
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What should a website do if the end user refuses to accept the necessary cookies?

Suppose that a data controller chooses the consent legal basis for GDPR article 6 purposes. Then, the data controller says something along these lines in a cookie consent banner on their website: We ...
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Do we need GDPR policy statement if we do not use Cookies or obtain personal information from users? [duplicate]

I am developing a static website to provide some blogs and documentation related to company products. It's a simple website and we have decided not to use any Cookies or obtain personal information ...
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Server side analytics events

If I track a 'questionnaire started' event with a user's GUID for analytics purposes server side, could that contravene any UK data laws such as GDPR or the ePrivacy / cookie consent law? The reason I ...
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Does the ePrivacy directive apply to general JavaScript code?

Sweden have a "cookie law" that requires constent for non-necessary cookies. But the law seems way more general. Information may be stored in or accessed from a subscriber's or user's ...
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Cookie Law: do anonymized analytics require cookie consent?

In recent years a lot of privacy-aware analytics solutions have started popping up. These generally work using a very similar principle (see e.g. Fathom's algorithm): Create a fingerprint of the user ...
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GDPR - asking for consent indefinitely if respondent says no, until respondent say yes by exhaustion. Confirming choices allegedly forcing behaviour?

Under EU regulation, GDPR concerns dealing of personal data and describes the different parties that are responsible for handling those data. While navigating on the internet, a pop-up is prompted ...
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Essential cookies - legal responsibilities

I'm using Stripe to process payments on my site The only cookies the site uses are set and processed entirely by Stripe The cookies would only apply to users who have 1) created an account, and 2) ...
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should a website show cookies popup in following context?

I am a part of developers team in a software as service project hosted and HQ-ed in United States. Why I asking my question I personally tasked to improve our analytics and one of tasks is to find an ...
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Do sites need to explicitly ask for cookie consent as of 2022?

I'm trying to build a web app based in the UK that will serve (primarily though not exclusively) British and European customers, and am trying my best to make sure that I comply primarily with the ...
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GDPR: Storing consent for non-personal data cookie

According to GDPR you need to store information about consent given to using cookies. We don't process any personal data, but we place an analytic cookie (to recognize returning visitors) so we need ...
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GDPR and Website Accept Cookies window

Do I really need this window popup on my website if I am not explicitly setting any of the cookies? I have a website that uses maybe 2 outside scripts and they do set few cookies but on their domain ...
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Count visitor per day with GDPR & Cookies in EU

My question is: how is it possible calculate visitors per day without gathering some information about the users in order to be able to identify them as revisits? We have a cookie consent banner in ...
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Can you preemptively check local storage before user agrees under Cookie Law?

I am pretty new to the idea of asking for consent for storage for a website because I'm American. I understand that if I want to store anything, I need to ask users for consent. However, I'm confused ...
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Is this Cookie scenario GDPR compliant?

I noticed that many websites, including StackExchange websites just have a banner while full functionality is provided by the website, which is probably not GDPR compliant. Is this true? As far as I ...
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May I publish source code of my project without notifications about use of personal data and cookies and not break laws during it?

I have created the demo software project (frontend and backend modules) for manage staff. I want to publish source code of the project on GitHub. I know that according to GPDR page must have ...
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Can you track those who denied tracking on a website?

I'm coordinating a website project where we are implementing Analytics and a GDPR compliant Cookie Banner. I was asked if we had a way to track how many users have declined analytics in case we needed ...
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Should registered users accept cookie consent in GDPR?

I want to use cookie consent for saving user language, currency and affiliate marketing purpose. Can I store data without consent of the registered users? They are registered so do I need to take ...
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Can a pre-ticked checkbox be used to RECALL/REVOKE consent under GDPR and/or ePrivacy/cookie law?

I wonder, can a pre-ticked checkbox be used to recall/revoke consent, or does revoking/recalling consent need to be a separate, explicit action? I have made a specific consent function like this: When ...
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Is there any chance of getting a penalty for cookies with no notification for a private person with small site?

I am planning a small demo application using DRF and when using the DRF web interface csrftoken cookies are saved by default. After reading tons of material about GDPR and cookies I completely disable ...
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Repercussions of defying the Cookie Law

I was wondering what case law is out there on the subject, or, if there is not much, what real repercussions can website owners who defy the Cookie Law expect? Say Bob is not only pissed off by the ...
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Is the creation of a cookie with a anonymous id a violation of GDPR even if it's not used until consent?

We run a website with a global user base and need to respect GDPR compliance for those visitors that the law applies too. Since we are on Shopify we are currently making a front-end request to check ...
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Do lax and lazy cookie messages comply with cookie laws?

On a web page, I received a cookie pop-up that looked like this: Which reads as: We use cookies. You probably don't care. Click the button to get rid of this pointless message. Whatever (the button) ...
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