According to the French privacy regulator Facebook has taken the necessary steps to comply with French law within the stipulated period of three months. The supervisor demanded early this year that all residents of France should be able to easily refuse optional cookies when visiting the Facebook website.
The social media company adapted and now shows an option in France that allows users to choose with one click to only allow essential cookies. In theory, this means that optional cookies can be excluded. The option to allow both types of cookies is also mentioned. As a result of this measure, Facebook does not have to pay a penalty of 100,000 euros per day as the CNIL had proposed. Despite Facebook now following French law, the CNIL says it will continue to monitor the social media company’s compliance.