Are Cookies Legal Under European And French Law?

Cookies and similar devices such as spywares and Web bugs might be very useful for electronic marketing purposes. However, websites doing business with Europe should be aware that in order to be lawful under European law, the use of these devices must respect the regulations related to electronic communications privacy and processing of personal data.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Under what conditions are cookies allowed?
Under what conditions are spywares and Web bugs allowed?
Are cookies also subject to the European regulations on personal data collection?

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