Consumer-friendly consent management initiativeConPolicy initiates dialogue process for good practices for cookie consent

In practice, cookie consent on websites and in digital services is often anything but consumer-friendly and is sometimes obtained in a legally dubious manner. Such practices are also known as 'dark patterns' and 'deceptive designs'.

Against this background, ConPolicy has initiated a good practice initiative on cookie consent with funding from the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV), which is to be classified in the context of the BMJV CDR initiative as a thematic forum on consumer-friendly consent management.

Together with German and European stakeholders, a collection of good practices and recommendations for action on consumer-friendly, legally secure and practicable cookie consent is to be developed. Another goal of the initiative is to inform consumers about how they can recognize consumer-friendly consent management systems.

The results of the initiative are to be presented in summer 2022.

Further information on the project can be found here.