EDPB adopts final report of outcome of the cookie banner task force

“[..] the EDPB adopted a report on the work undertaken by the Cookie Banner Task Force, which was established in September 2021 to coordinate the response to complaints concerning cookie banners filed with several EEA DPAs by NGO NOYB. The Task Force aimed to promote cooperation, information sharing and best practices between the DPAs, which was instrumental in ensuring a consistent approach to cookie banners across the EEA. In the report, the DPAs agreed upon a common denominator in their interpretation of the applicable provisions of the ePrivacy Directive and of the GDPR, on issues such as reject buttons, pre-ticked boxes, banner design, or withdraw icons.”

Topics covered

  • No Reject button on the first layer
  • Pre-ticked boxes
  • Deceptive “Link Design”
  • Deceptive button colors and Deceptive button contrast
  • Legitimate interest claimed, list of purposes
  • Inaccurately classified “essential” cookies
  • No withdraw icon

from EDPB announcement at https://edpb.europa.eu/news/news/2023/edpb-determines-privacy-recommendations-use-cloud-services-public-sector-adopts_en

CNIL statement (in English): https://www.cnil.fr/en/edpb-adopts-final-report-outcome-cookie-banner-task-force

Cookie Banner Task force Report: https://edpb.europa.eu/system/files/2023-01/edpb_20230118_report_cookie_banner_taskforce_en.pdf