Telecompaper reports on the Dutch government proposing legislation that would “relax rules on the use of website cookies.” The proposed Telecommunications Act amendment “would mean website operators no longer have to ask users for prior approval to place cookies that are not an intrusion on personal privacy,” the report states, noting such cookies include those “that help improve a website's performance, known as analytic cookies, as well as those that simplify the use of the site.” Cookies that are used for online behavioural tracking would still require prior approval.
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