Countries that require cookie opt-in, opt-out or simple cookie information

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Automatic cookie notice setup was added to Full Picture’s cookie notice in version 4.4

Cookie requirements in many countries are vague and leave place for interpretation. That is why automatic cookie notice setup available in Full Picture’s cookie notice has 2 modes of work. Strict and lax.

The strict mode uses the most strict settings that are required in any jurisdiction, while the lax one uses the minimal.

The information below has been based on the data from:

BehaviourStrict modeLax mode
Opt-inAll countries of the European UnionAll countries of the European Union
NorwayNorway
Canada (source)
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandThe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
South KoreaSouth Korea
Mexico
South AfricaSouth Africa
NigeriaNigeria
ArgentinaArgentina
AustraliaAustralia
BrazilBrazil
Japan
Switzerland
TurkeyTurkey
India
Singapore (source)
CyprusCyprus
IcelandIceland
Hong Kong
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
GuadeloupeGuadeloupe
French GuianaFrench Guiana
MartiniqueMartinique
MayotteMayotte
MoroccoMorocco
RéunionRéunion
Saint Martin (French part)Saint Martin (French part)
China (sourse)China (source)
ColombiaColombia
Canary IslandsCanary Islands
TaiwanTaiwan
RussiaRussia
Opt-outCalifornia, USA (only this state)California, USA (only this state)
Kazakhstan
Canada
Switzerland
Hong Kong
Singapore (source)
India
Japan
Mexico
Inform onlyAll the rest
the Philippines
Canada (source)
Kazachstan
No noticeAll the rest

Contradictory information

Information provided in some of the sources mentioned above proved contradictory. The most important and serious contradictions have been listed below. Other contradictions resulted in different setups (strict or lax) of the cookie notice.

  • New Zealand – according to this article cookie notice is not required in New Zealand. However it was mentioned as “opt-in required” in the document by Securiti (link above). After further research, the reasoning and arguments provided in the first source proved accurate.
  • the Philippines – according to this article, it is sufficient to notify visitors from the Philippines about the use of cookies. However, in the document by Securiti (link above) it was marked as “Opt-in required”. After some research, information provided by the first source proved accurate.