AEPD - PS/00264/2020
|AEPD - PS/00264/2020|
Article 22(2) Law on Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce
|Parties:||FACUA - Asociación de Consumidores y Usuarios en Acción|
Asociación de Afectados por las Asociaciones de Consumidores
|National Case Number/Name:||PS/00264/2020|
|European Case Law Identifier:||n/a|
|Original Source:||AEPD (in ES)|
FACUA - Asociación de Consumidores y Usuarios en Acción (FACUA) filed a complaint against Asociación de Afectados por las Asociaciones de Consumidores (ASOCAPAC). The complaint concerned ASOCAPAC's cookie banner.
The Spanish DPA (AEPD) identified the following proven facts. Firstly, the cookie banner on ASOCAPAC's website did not provide concise and intelligible information as it only mentions: "This website uses its own and third party cookies to offer you a better experience and service (...)". This undermines the clarity of the message.
Additionally, the DPA found that there was no mechanism to reject all cookies.
Is the lack of information and the lack of a possibility to "refuse all cookies" on a cookie banner a breach of Article 22(2) LSSI?
The Spanish DPA (AEPD) held that:
- i) the lack of sufficient information on the first layer of the cookie banner,
- ii) the lack of information as to the type of cookie and the time it remained active,
- iii) as well as the absence of a "refuse all cookie" option
constituted a breach of Article 22(2) of the Spanish Law on Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce (LSSI).
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English Machine Translation of the Decision
The decision below is a machine translation of the Spanish original. Please refer to the Spanish original for more details.