On the 18th of January 2023, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) adopted a report by the Cookie Banner Task Force for the work carried out in ensuring a consistent approach to cookie banners across the European Economic Area (“EEA”).

The Cookie Banner Task Force was established in September 2021 to coordinate the response to complaints received about cookie banners filed with numerous EEA Data Protection Authorities (“DPAs”) by NYOB.

The Task Force aimed to promote cooperation, information sharing and best practices amongst the DPAs, which has been instrumental in ensuring a consistent approach to cookie banners across the EEA.

From the report it will be noted that the various DPAs agreed upon a common denominator in their interpretation of the applicable provisions of the ePrivacy Directive and the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) on issues such as reject buttons, pre-ticked boxes, banner designs or withdraw icons.

Cookies are found on all websites and therefore it is important that your organization remains up to date with these developments. Do you have questions about how this report will affect your organization or which changes must be implemented to your existing cookie policy? Contact us, the Experts in Data Privacy, at info@dpoconsultancy.nl