Storage of information in the user's communication equipment, or access to such, is not permitted without the user being informed of what information is being processed, the purpose of the processing, who is processing the information, and has consented to this. The first sentence does not preclude technical storage of or access to information:
1. solely for the purpose of transmitting communications in an electronic communications network
2. which is necessary to provide an information society service at the explicit request of the user. Electronic Communications Act § 2-7bshall help to ensure the users' privacy in the electronic communications area. The provision is mainly aimed at privacy-infringing techniques such as spyware and the like and is not intended to constitute an obstacle to the use of legal techniques.
The provision protects the user's communication equipment, in that there is a stricter requirement for information and consent from the user if cookies are to be used. Storage of information and processing of this information is not permitted unless the user has been informed of, and has consented to, what information is processed, what the purpose of this processing is and who processes the information.
Presetting in the browser that the user accepts cookies is considered consent. It is sufficient that the user consents once for the same purpose. The user shall at all times have the opportunity to withdraw his consent.
The requirement for clear and distinct information is considered fulfilled when:
- The information is easily visible as soon as the user enters the website. That is, either a link to information in the header, text box on the front page or as a "pop-up".
- The information contains information about which cookies are used, which information is processed, purpose and who processes the information. Electrocompaniet has chosen to add a link to the article you are now reading at the bottom of all pages. In the following, we will inform about the required information.
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