In a judgement of 9 November 2015, the President of the Court of First Instance in Brussels, Belgium, ordered Facebook Inc., Facebook Ireland Limited and Facebook Belgium SPRL in summary proceedings to cease registering via cookies and social plug-ins which websites internet users from Belgium who do not have a Facebook account visit.
On Wednesday 26 November, the European data protection authorities assembled in the Article 29 Working Party have adopted guidelines on
the implementation of the judgment of the Court of justice of the European Union. These guidelines contain the common interpretation of the ruling as well as the common criteria
to be used by the dataprotection authorities when addressing complaints.