Fines to the web giants for cookies

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Many salt for Google e Facebook by the French regulators. The two web giants were fined a total of more than 200 million euros because of cookie. Let’s find out all the details together.

Google and Facebook: high fines due to cookies

The CNIL said it found that the US online giants offered French users a single button to immediately accept cookies. However, the process for refusing them turned out to be more long e boring. In short, “several clicks were required to refuse all cookies”.

Cookies are code snippets used to address users digital ads e advertising. European governments have stricter regulations in the United States and often require websites to ask for permission before tracking a user’s activity. This means that people find gods menu pop-up when they visit new websites. However, many believe that some websites make the do not accept cookies specially confusing or boring.

Visitors to Facebook, the French homepage of Google and YouTube are forced to accept, which means that they weren’t giving freely their consent. This is therefore one violation of French regulations on data protection, states the CNIL.

Google will have to pay a fine of 150 million euros while Facebook 60 million euros. The CNIL also threatened to fines (approx 100.000 euro a day) the two giants of the web if they don’t find a solution within three months.

The statements of the giants of the web

FacebookMeta recently said it is reviewing the decision and is committed to working with the authorities.

Our cookie consent controls give people more control over their data, including a new settings menu on Facebook and Instagram where people can revisit and manage their decisions at any time, and we continue to develop and improve these controls.

Google instead he stated:

People trust us. We understand our responsibility and we know it is our job to protect that trust. We are therefore committing ourselves and collaborating with the CNIL in the light of this decision.