Cookies: closure of the injunction issued against FACEBOOK

28 July 2022

By decision of 11 July 2022, the CNIL's restricted committee closed the injunction issued on 31 December 2021 against FACEBOOK IRELAND LIMITED, now META PLATFORMS IRELAND LIMITED.

On 31 December 2021, in addition to imposing a fine of 60 million euros, the CNIL's restricted committee ordered FACEBOOK IRELAND LIMITED to allow users of the website "" located in France to refuse the cookies placed on their terminal as easily as to accept them, within three months.

Failure to comply with this order exposed the company to the payment of a fine of 100,000 euros per day overdue.

In view of the response provided, within the time limit, by META PLATFORMS IRELAND LIMITED, which installed a refusal button entitled "Only allow essential cookies" above the acceptance button entitled "Allow essential and optional cookies", and considering that the company had complied with the injunction issued, the restricted committee decided to close the procedure on 11 July 2022.

This closure only concerns the scope of the injunction issued by the restricted committee in its deliberation of 31 December 2021.

Indeed, this decision to close the procedure does not anticipate a CNIL's analysis of the compliance of the new cookie consent windows deployed on the "" website with all the provisions of Article 82 of the French Data Protection Act, in particular the requirement to provide "clear and complete" information or the requirement to collect consent for each purpose. The CNIL therefore reserves the right to check the compliance of the "" website with these other requirements in the future and, if necessary, to resort to enforcement actions.

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