The regulatory authority said in a statement: The French sites of Google and Amazon did not request the initial approval of visitors before saving advertising cookies on their computer.
The regulator has conducted investigations into websites over the past year and concluded that cookies are automatically saved when the user visits the sites in violation of the country’s data protection law.
The committee said: Given that this type of cookies cannot be saved without the user expressing his consent, the committee considered that the companies did not comply with the requirements stipulated in Article 82 of the Data Protection Law and did not obtain the initial approval before saving the cookies. the basic.
Under French domestic law, site users must be informed clearly before cookies are saved and request their consent.
The cookie consent law has been clear in Europe for years, and the October 2019 ruling made clear by the European Union’s Court of Justice Consent must be obtained before unnecessary cookies can be stored or accessed.
In 2019, CNIL imposed a $ 57 million fine on Google for failing to meet its transparency requirements.