The Belgian DPA issues a checklist for the compliant use of cookies

The Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA) has released a Cookie Checklist to help companies ensure their cookie practices comply with applicable regulations.

This practical and concise guide emphasizes that only strictly necessary cookies are exempt from consent requirements, and reminds companies of the correct categorization of cookies. The BDPA also addresses new and controversial points, such as cookie walls, "accept/reject all cookies" buttons, deceptive design patterns, and separate consent for different purposes. Additionally, the BDPA highlights specific accountability obligations, requiring controllers to maintain records of consent mechanisms and retain previous versions of cookie policies.

Companies are advised to closely monitor cookie rules to avoid non-compliance consequences.

Discover how the BDPA's Cookie Checklist can impact your business and learn how to navigate the new and controversial points in our comprehensive client alert. Click below to read more.