The interpretation went new – Traficom published new instructions for cookies


Traficom has published a revised guide on storing cookies and other information describing the use of the service on the user’s terminal and on the use of this information on the terminal. The purpose of the guidelines is to support both online service providers and users in cookie policies and the application of legislation.

In the spring, Traficom said that it would renew its guidelines on the basis of the new interpretation practice outlined by the Helsinki Administrative Court. The agency has now published advice on cookie practices for both service providers and end users.

The guidelines were originally scheduled to be completed during the summer, but the schedule was stretched by two weeks.

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End-user advice the purpose is to help users of online services to understand what cookies and other similar technologies are stored on users’ terminals from different services and what is done with them. The instructions also contain tips on how you can choose to influence the data stored on your terminals.

For service providers the guide, on the other hand, is intended for all those who use cookies or similar technologies to implement and provide websites or other electronic communication-based services, such as mobile applications. The guide does not oblige you to use certain technologies, but instructs service providers to act as required by law with regard to the storage and use of cookies and other information describing the use of the service, consent to cookies and information about cookies.

Advice for both end-users and service providers will be updated as necessary as relevant technology or case law evolves.

Almost a hundred complaints about cookies and their use have been handed over to Traficom from the Data Protection Officer as a result of administrative court decisions. The handling of these complaints has begun and Traficom says it will liaise with all those who have lodged complaints as the handling progresses.


Source: Tivi by www.tivi.fi.

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