Facebook to Update Cookie Consent Controls in Europe

The goal is to align with GDPR, ePrivacy Directive

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Facebook is tweaking its cookie consent controls in the European region in order to align with requirements including General Data Protection Regulation and the ePrivacy Directive.

The social network said in a Newsroom post Thursday that the goal is to give people “a more granular level of control” over their cookie choices and more information on how those cookies are used, including what types of data Facebook receives from other applications and websites.

The changes will be applied to the settings menu on Facebook and Instagram and, when they are fully rolled out, users will have access to:

  • A new consent prompt, providing more granular cookie consent options.


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