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I realized some types of cookie consent banners:

  1. a bar on the top or bottom of the page, with informations and options to select. The page remains interactive, user can browse menu and so on.
  2. a popup partly covering page, with informations and options to select. The page remains interactive, user can browse menu and so on.
  3. a popover fully covering page, with informations and options to select. The page remains so long not usable until user selects options and confirms selection. Then popover disappears.

In this relation i would like to know: are the both first and second solutions legally conform? If so, why some webmasters choose to use the third type?

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Provided the site doesn't set any cookies, or at least only truly essential cookies before the visitor accepts or dismisses the cookie consent notice, then yes they are compliant.

Some site owners however really want to set all the tracking and marketing cookies, and so will go down the more full screen takeover route, hoping you'll just click accept all to get to the content.

Note that this isn't always to do with direct advertising: one site I've worked on recently for a new insurance product went down this route to ensure they were fully compliant with consent before visitors used their site.

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