The second question asked what information service providers must give regarding cookies. According to the Advocate General, clear and comprehensive information implies that the user is able to easily determine the consequences of any consent he might give. Information that is clearly comprehensible is not subject to ambiguity or interpretation. Further, information must be sufficiently detailed so as to enable the user to comprehend how the cookies function. Accordingly, the Advocate General declared that such information should include the duration of the cookies, whether third parties are given access to cookies, and, if so, the identity of such third parties. These pieces of information are, according to the Advocate General, indispensable in ensuring that informed, and hence valid, consent is granted.
The CJEU’s Grand Chamber will issue a final judgment in the case. While the Advocate General’s Opinion is not binding on the CJEU, it is highly influential.