On January 14, the French data protection authority (the “CNIL”) released a proposal for a set of practical requirements for placing cookies in web-based and mobile application environments (the “Recommendations”).

The Recommendations1 follow the CNIL’s publication in July 2019 of guidelines summarizing the applicable cookies framework and its later consultation with stakeholders in the fall. The Recommendations are open to public consultation until February 25, 2020. Interested parties can vote on or contribute feedback on the Recommendations on the CNIL website.

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