UK: Status Of Implementation Of The Amendment To Article 5.3 Of Directive 2002/58/EC (The "EU Cookie Law")

Last Updated: 7 July 2015
Article by Bathilde Waquet

1. Overview

Article 5.3 of Directive 2002/58/EC, which regulates the use of cookies and similar, was amended in 2009. The amended legislation now requires consent to be given by users before most cookies can be stored on a user's computer. The change was due to be implemented in the national law of Member States by May 2011.

This document sets out the status of implementation around the 28 Member States of the European Union in April-May 2015. From the responses, it can be seen that 25 countries have implemented the change, 1 has legislation that implements the change but such implementation is considered incomplete; and 2 have not implemented the change and have no concrete plans yet to do so.

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Contributors by Country


Günther Leissler
Schönherr rechtsanwälte gmbh tuchlauben 17
A-1010 vienna

Jan Dhont
Delphine Charlot
Koan Lorenz
Brussels Office
Boulevard du Souverain, 100
1170 Brussels

Desislava Krusteva
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.
28 Todor Alexandrov Blvd., fl.7
1303 Sofia,

Andrea Ko~ul Pediaić
Vukmir & Associates
Gramača 2L,
10000 Zagreb,
Croatia / Hrvatska

Michalis Fieros
Lellos P. Demetriades Law Office LLC
The Chanteclair House,
2 Sophoulis Street, 9th Floor,
CY1096 Nicosia,
  Czech Republic

Martin Voborník
Vobornik, Nigrini, Kipiel
Kladská 1489/5
120 00 Praha 2
Česká republika

Arly Carlquist
Marie Albćk Jacobsen
Langelinie Allé 35
2100 Copenhagen

Timo Kullerkupp
NJORD Advokaadibüroo – Estonia
Rotermanni 8,
10111 Tallinn,

Markus Lampinen
Backström & Co Ltd.
Kasarmikatu 44,
FI-00130 Helsinki,

Anne Perrin
ALP Avocat
5, rue de la Rochefoucauld
75009 Paris

Dr. Jürgen Hartung
Oppenhoff & Partner
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 23
50668 Köln

Sevy Stefanidi
Zannos & Associates Law Firm
64, Skoufa Str.
Athens 106 80

Dr Péter Szemán
Bán, S. Szabó & Partners
H-1051 Budapest, József Nádor Tér 5-6.

John O'Connor
70 Sir John Rogerson's Quay
Dublin 2

Luigi Manna
Martini Manna Avvocati
Via Savona n. 123
Milano 20144

Juris Eglītis
Baltic Law
Strelnieku Str. 9-8
Riga, LV-1010

Jolanta Kaminskaite
Ruta Andriuleviciute
IPnovus Law
Siauliu St. 10-32
Vilnius 01134

Marielle Stevenot
Rima Guillen
Vertigo Polaris Building
2-4 rue Eugčne Ruppert (2nd floor) L-2453

Michael Zammit Maempel
GVTH Advocates
192, Old Bakery Street,
Valletta, VLT 1455,

Wanne Pemmelaar
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
P.O. Box 75084
Claude Debussylaan 80
1070 AB Amsterdam

Mikołaj Sowinski
Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak
ul. Jasna 26
00-054 Warszawa

Manuel Lopes Rocha
Lisboa Av. da Liberdade, 224
Edifício Eurolex
1250-148 Lisboa

Magda Popescu
Popescu Magdalena-Daniela Law Office
10 Splaiul Unirii Street,
Bl. B5, Entr. 1, Ap. 10,
4th District,
040033 Bucharest,

Marcel Baker
Law Office Bianchi " Malach " Tomanová
Jakubovo námestie No. 13,
811 09 Bratislava 1

Rok Koren
Mirela Murtič
Law offices Koren
Komeskega 12
1000 Ljubljana

Reyes Bermejo Bosch
Uría Menéndez
Colón 28-5Ş
46004 Valencia

Charlotta Poehler
Nord & Co. Advokatbyrĺ KB
Engelbrektsgatan 3
P. O. Box 1435
SE-111 84 Stockholm
  United Kingdom

Bathilde Waquet
Bristows LLP
100 Victoria Embankment
London EC4Y 0DH
United Kingdom

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