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Consent is not required for any technical storage or access, the sole purpose of which is the conveyance of information through an electronic communications network, or which is necessary for the provision of information society services explicitly requested by the user or subscriber. The Personal Data Protection Authority has the power to define the manner in which information is provided and consent is declared. (Article 4 paragraph 5 of Law 3471/2006 as amended by article 170 of Law 4070/2012).


The Authority has not issued any official act, but it has provided with some guidance about cookies. The Authority clarifies that, if consent is obtained via browser or other application settings, the data subject’s consent should be requested for every single cookie to be installed and a general and abstract consent to all cookies provided by the data subject a priori via browser or other application settings is not valid.


The Authority follows the Article 29 Working Party Opinion 4/2012 on Cookie Consent Exemption with regard to session cookies, persistent cookies, authentication cookies, social plug-in content cookies etc. Furthermore, the Authority clarifies that cookies installed for the purpose of online advertising are expressly exempted from the Cookie Consent Exemption and the data subject should explicitly provide his/her consent for installation of both ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’.


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DPA Opinion 7/2011 (Ανάρτηση στο διαδίκτυο των δηλώσεων περιουσιακής κατάστασης πολιτικών προσώπων),88,220,63,2,252,144,78