French authorities said that Google and Amazon were fined for the non-consensual introduction of advertisements on users' computers.
"These types of cookies cannot be installed without the users having expressed their consent," the CNIL explained.
The authorities also mentioned that the information windows on cookies did not offer "any information" to the user about the cookies that have already been installed on the computer from the moment users connect to the companies' internet pages.
The CNIL reproaches Google that even when the personalization of the ads was deactivated, one of the advertising cookies was still stored on the computer and continued to register content for the search engine.
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The practices of Google, which indirectly gets advertising revenue thanks to the information collected with these instruments, have affected nearly 50 million users in France.
For this reason, the French authorities order companies to change their information windows for customers within three months. If they do not, they will impose a payment of 100,000 euros for each day of delay.
In January 2019, CNIL had already fined Google US$60 million for lack of transparency, incorrect information, and lack of consent in personalized advertising.