Website users must be provided with clear and comprehensive information about cookies and the purposes of saving or using user data. Users must also be given information on at least how long the cookies are used and whether third parties may have access to the cookies. Storing and using information collected by cookies require the user’s consent. Informing users on data collected by cookies and allowing them to refuse the storage of cookies must be implemented in the most user-friendly manner possible.
Finland interprets the ePrivacy Directive so that users can give their consent to store cookies on their terminal equipment, for example, by using the appropriate settings of a browser or other application.
The only notable difference from the ePrivacy Directive is a clarification that data may only be stored and/or accessed to the extent required for the service provided, and that it may not limit privacy any more than absolutely necessary.