Cookie consent banner for the SMB

There's been quite some cookie talk lately on this blog and one reason why is that I have as CEO of my little startup been looking for a cookie consent banner which costs nothing for my website. So why only now. Well, I did only have essential cookies on my website until recently which didn't … Continue reading Cookie consent banner for the SMB

Let’s get creative with cookie banners! I’m sure it’s fine?

I am seeing more and more the new type cookie banner, which basically informs you of non-essential cookies, i.e. it is not required for the essential ones which is great, however.... there is some creative engineering active which is not compliant with GDPR. I am accepting non-essential cookies, for whatever the reason on my side, … Continue reading Let’s get creative with cookie banners! I’m sure it’s fine?

What is a ‘cookie wall’?

Given the recent Post by Konstantin I thought it made sense to write a brief Post on what a cookie wall actually is... after all it really is not obvious, or is it? Just in case it is not here we go. A cookie wall makes it impossible for visitors to browse a website without … Continue reading What is a ‘cookie wall’?

An interesting twist in the ‘cookie walls’ saga.

France's Council of State has ordered the CNIL (French data protection watchdog) to cancel parts of its guidelines on cookies as the ban on cookies walls was not valid. The court explained that the CNIL exceeded its specific mandate under an act called "flexible law" which refers to instruments, such as regulatory authorities' guidelines, which … Continue reading An interesting twist in the ‘cookie walls’ saga.

Cookie walls are not GDPR compliant

This clarification on the use of consent came out last week, and provides no surprises for those working daily with GDPR compliance. What is noteworthy though is the mention on the use of "cookie walls". What is a cookie wall then? One of the principle factors that one should keep returning to when thinking about … Continue reading Cookie walls are not GDPR compliant

opt-in > opt-out discussions continue….

I just love this quote from Kimon Zorbas, the vice president of the Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe "most Europeans were not troubled by behavioural advertising" and "Customer profiling is a basic to any business, not just online business" then in response to the opt-in clause in the EU cookie directive "if that were to happen, … Continue reading opt-in > opt-out discussions continue….

Yes! Consent before you eat your cookies :-)

Stricter legal guidelines in the EU means cookie providers need to ask your permission before handing out cookies. Clearly US not so happy about this 🙂 Read more here http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2011/09/europe-taking-much-stricter-stance-on-do-not-track-rules/1.

Zoombie cookies

David S. Misell asked me to share the privacy issues of html5, and I thought that no better place to do this than by creating a post. Html5 is really about these zoombie cookies, cookies that keep coming back from the dead, even after you've deleted them.... scarey or what? According to Wikipedia "Zombie cookies … Continue reading Zoombie cookies

Don’t miss the cookie deadline :-P

The deadline for EU member states to implement the new cookie law is today! And not many member states are ready to eat their cookies yet! To date, Denmark and Estonia are the only states to have implemented the amended EU Privacy and Communications Directive, which gives Internet users more control of their data and … Continue reading Don’t miss the cookie deadline 😛

Yes please I would like a cookie :-P

I've been posting about this before, the thing on "cookie consent" in the new EU privacy law. Well now there have been some guidelines published by the Information Commissioner's Office. Simply advice is as follows: We advise you to now take the following steps: 1. Check what type of cookies and similar technologies you use … Continue reading Yes please I would like a cookie 😛