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Get Ahead of the Cookie Curve in 2023

In today’s digital age, data privacy is a hot-button issue. With each new development in technology, legal teams have to be on top of their game when it comes to company policy and data privacy efforts.

It’s essential that organizations create an effective data collection and consent process for cookies within their organization. That’s why we created our new guide, 2023 Cookie Laws Across the US, to help legal teams stay ahead of the curve and get up to date on all of the latest developments in cookie-related data privacy laws. Grab the full guide here today.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text stored by web browsers (such as Chrome or Safari) after users visit a website or application. They track user activity while they are on a website or app and allow companies to customize content based on what those users do online. Cookies can also store information such as login credentials so that users don’t have to remember them every time they visit the site or app.

How Are Cookies Related to GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU law that regulates how companies collect and use personal data from people in Europe. Under GDPR, companies must provide clear notices about how user data will be used and obtain explicit consent from users before collecting any personal information from them. This includes cookies, so companies must make sure they are compliant with GDPR when collecting user data through cookies.

What Do Legal Teams Need To Know About 2023 Cookie Laws?

Legal teams need to understand that there is currently no federal cookie law in the United States yet, but five states have enacted their own versions of cookie laws. These state laws vary greatly from one another but generally require companies doing business in those states to provide notice about how they are using cookies and obtain opt-in consent from users before collecting any personal information through cookies. 

Legal teams should make sure they are aware of these state laws and develop a comprehensive policy for obtaining informed consent from users before collecting any personal information through cookies within their organization.  

Whether you're already familiar with cookie laws or need help getting up to speed on this rapidly evolving issue, our new guide, 2023 Cookie Laws Across the US, is your go-to source for a high-level understanding of US cookie law compliance in 2023. With this helpful resource at hand, your legal team will be well-equipped to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to developing an effective data collection policy involving cookies within your organization. Get the guide here.

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Christina Sullivan is a Content Marketing Manager at LinkSquares.