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BGH on cookies: Cookies for advertising purposes only with active consent
This topic was debated for a long time in Germany. After the ECJ ruled in October 2019, the BGH has now also ruled. If website operators require consent for cookies, users must be able to set them actively. A preset checkbox is no longer sufficient. Lawyer Christian Solmecke explains the background ...
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European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the judgment on October 1st, 2019:
Cookies only with active consent
Internet users must actively consent to the setting of cookies. ... etc.
WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE Rechtsanwälte creates more clarity here,
What I would like to draw your attention to here in small excerpts:
Cookies for advertising purposes only with active consent
A pre-set checkbox is no longer sufficient. The ruling explicitly also applies to the GDPR. Many website operators are now having to change their practice.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on the user's computer. Cookies
Some are technically necessary, such as session or shopping cart cookies. However, other cookies are used to obtain pseudonymised information about user behavior and to place personalized advertisements.
And that's what the Wilde Beuger Solmecke news is all about: https://www.wbs-law.de
The ECJ has not decided on technically necessary cookies, even if this is sometimes interpreted differently on the Internet and in the media. ... In the case ...., It was only about cookies for advertising purposes. .