ECJ: Storing Cookies Requires User’s Active Consent

On October 1, 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) handed down  its long awaited preliminary ruling on the meaning of consent regarding cookies following a request from the German Federal Court of Justice during a case between the Federation of Consumer Organisations and the lottery services provider Planet49 GmbH (Case C-673/201, Planet49 GmbH v. Bundersverband der Verbraucherzentralen und Verbraucherverbaende – Verbraucherzentrale Bunderverband e.V).

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