The Court of Justice of the European Union has interpreted EU law on privacy in electronic communications. A company called Planet49 used a pre-ticked checkbox in order to receive consent for saving cookies from users who participated in promotional lotteries in the internet. The Court of Justice concluded that a consent is not validly given with a pre-ticked checkbox. The Court of Justice also mentioned e.g. that a service provider must give to a website user information on the duration of the operation of the cookies and whether or not third parties may have access to those cookies.
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