The UK wants to stop the use of annoying cookie popups and banners. The country therefore wants to opt out of Cookies.
Since leaving the European Union, the country has been working on its own implementation of the privacy law. Details of this were published last Friday.
Users must now give consent for each website before it can place cookies. The UK government sees more salvation in opt-out, whereby users can, for example, indicate via their browser settings whether cookies may or may not be placed.
There will undoubtedly be criticism of this, but the irritation factor of cookies is currently too high.
The UK also wants to get rid of the obligation for small businesses to appoint a data protection officer. However, companies remain responsible for the processing of personal data.