Cookie Law at the time of the GDPR

The use of cookies and related obligations are not regulated by the GDPR, but by the ePrivacy Directive (or Cookie Law), which will work together with the GDPR to regulate the requirements for the use of cookies themselves.

The law is a European directive (Eu Cookie Law). For this reason, all languages on the website must be adapted.
We speak of personal data when cookies are able to identify an individual. Although not all cookies are used in a way that can identify users most of them are subject to the GDPR.

The Guarantor establishes that when you access the home page (or other page) of a website, must immediately appear in the foreground a banner of suitable size containing the following information:

  1. that the site uses profiling cookies in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user in the context of surfing the net
  2. that the site also allows the sending of “third party” cookies (where this obviously happens)
  3. the link to the extended information, which must contain the following additional information related to:
    • use of technical cookies and analytics;
    • possibility to choose which specific cookies to authorize;
    • possibility for the user to express their options regarding the use of cookies by the site through the settings of the browser, indicating at least the procedure to be followed to configure these settings;
  4. the indication that on the extended information page you can deny consent to the installation of any cookie;
  5. indication that the continuation of navigation by accessing another area of the site or selecting an element of the same (for example, an image or a link) involves the provision of consent to the use of cookies

Therefore, what changes on my site?

  1. The user must be informed of the use of cookies upon first access to the site and must explicitly accept this service.
  2. The privacy policy should be supplemented with a clear definition of the types of cookies used within the site.

For more information on how to do it, please do not hesitate to contact us!


Daniele Longo
CTO
@ Starsystem IT

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Pubblicato il 3 July 2019

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