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Spain: AEPD publishes guide on the use of cookies

The Spanish data protection authority ('AEPD') published, on 8 November 2019, its guide on the use of cookies ('the Guide'). In particular, the Guide provides information on the application of Article 22 of Law No. 34/2002, of 11 July 2002, on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce ('the Information Society Service Law'). Furthermore, the Guide highlights best practices in order to provide the information requested by Article 22(2) of the Information Society Service Law, for the purpose of obtaining lawful consent from the data subject under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) ('GDPR'). In addition, the Guide outlines, among other things, the definition of cookies and similar technologies, transparency obligations, consent requirements, and the responsibility of third parties using cookies.

You can read the press release, only available in Spanish, here and the Guide here.