Use of the cookie consent kit is mandatory on each page of the European Commission web presence, regardless of the cookies used.
The EU institution must adequately inform users and obtain their consent before setting cookies and any other technology falling within the scope of Article 5(3) of the ePrivacy directive. By default, none of those cookies must be set.
If a website uses site-specific cookies, it requires a dedicated cookie notice page (it must not simply link to the general cookie notice page), listing all first- and third-party cookies with information on their purpose, type of data collected, stored or transmitted by cookies, data retention period, and their legal basis. The page must also provide means for consent management.
In line with Article 5(3) of the ePrivacy Directive, consent is not required for technical storage or access of the following cookies:
Examples of cookies that generally do NOT require consent:
These procedures are dedicated to external and internal developers and web masters of the European institutions. Consequently, features documented below are tailored to the European Commission's content management systems and internal guidelines.
Implementing user consent should be done by implementing the Cookie Consent Kit.
This solution provides the following functionalities:
Directive 2009/136/EC (ePrivacy Directive)
Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 (Data protection regulation for EU institutions)
EDPS Guidelines on the protection of personal data processed through web services provided by EU institutions
Documentation Cookie Consent Kit
If you require further assistance, please contact:
Comm Europa Management
Europa Web Communication