Cookies and other tracers, the regulations are changing

cookies et autres traceurs

Each website and mobile application owner had a deadline until March 31, 2021 to bring their sites and / or applications into compliance. Since April 1, 2021, the rules have evolved with the adoption of amending guidelines and a recommendation on the use of cookies and other tracers.

Let’s start with a little reminder with the definition of the cookie. Cookie [n.m] biscuit made up of… Oops, I digress! This is a small file that I have to tell you about … So, the cookie is a file deposited, by default, on your computer via your web browser and is associated with a web domain. This file is automatically returned during subsequent contacts with the same domain.

The cookie stores:

  • your customer ID with an e-commerce site;
  • the contents of your basket;
  • the display language of the web page …

These functions allow the tracking of your navigation for statistical purposes, advertising, etc … [Quand je vous dis que nous sommes pistés, il faut me croire !]

Here is the finished reminder; let’s move on to the evolution of the regulation of cookies and other tracers …

The evolution of the regulation of cookies and tracers in 5 points

  1. The simple continuation of navigation on a website is no longer considered to be the consent of the Internet user. He must accept the deposit of cookie and / or tracer by clicking on “I accept” on a cookie banner. Otherwise, no tracer is placed on the device used (pc, telephone, etc.)
  2. The Internet user must be able to revoke their consent easily and at any time
  3. It should be as easy to refuse cookies and other trackers as it is to accept them
  4. The user must imperatively be informed of the purpose of the cookie and / or tracer before giving his consent, in the same way that he must know the consequences of the refusal.
  5. Entities using cookies and other tracers have the obligation to transmit proof of the valid collection of the free and informed consent of the Internet user.
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CNIL recommendations

The CNIL recommends installing a “refuse all” button in addition to the “accept all” button. It suggests that Internet users’ refusal be retained by websites just like consent, which already is. And finally, when cookies and other tracers allow monitoring on sites other than the one visited, the CNIL requests that consent be obtained on each of the sites concerned by this navigation monitoring.


And if not, for all those who have read to the end, I put the cookie recipe here to thank you for the time spent going through this little blog post.


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