CNIL adjusts guidelines on cookies following Council of State decision

Following the recent decision of the Council of State (Conseil d’État) on CNIL’s guidelines on cookies and tracking devices, the French data protection authority has announced it will adjust its guidelines and future recommendation to comply with it accordingly. In June, the Council of State overturned the provision of the guidelines prohibiting in a general and absolute manner the practice of “cookie walls”, ruling that such a prohibition could not be included in an act of soft law. The adjustment of the guidelines and the adoption of this recommendation should take place after September 2020, according to a timetable which remains to be defined.