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Guidance Note on Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies issued April 2020

July 2020

The DPC will allow a period of six months from the publication of this guidance for controllers to bring their products, including websites and mobile apps, into compliance, after which enforcement action will commence.

As a rule, natural persons may be associated with online identifiers provided by their devices, including cookie identifiers and tags. This may leave traces which combined with other unique identifiers and other information received by servers, may be used to create profiles of those natural persons and identify them, in other words, personal data. 

Analytics cookies are used as a measuring tool for websites, including to provide information on the number of unique visitors and the pages they browse during their visits and in combination with other data may identify a user and require consent. 

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By Judy de Castro - Regulatory Consultant