The DPA expressed severe criticism about the processing activities based on this cookie banner. Although there was no fine, the company had to implement a new consent solution.
Alstrøm - Din Isenkræmmer ApS and Danish Data Protection Authority
Related deceptive patterns
There are numerous ways to interfere with the visual design of a page to hide, obscure or disguise information. Visual perception can be manipulated by using small, low contrast text. Comprehension can be manipulated by creating a chaotic or overwhelming interface. User's expectations can be violated by placing important information in styles or location they would not expect.
Forced action involves a provider offering users something they want - but requiring them to do something in return. It may be combined with other deceptive patterns like sneaking (so users don't notice it happening) or trick wording (to make the action seem more desirable than it is). Sometimes an optional action is presented as a forced action, through the use of visual interference or trick wording. In cookie consent interfaces, forced action is sometimes carried out through "bundled consent". This involves combining multiple agreements into a single action, and making it hard or impossible for a user to selectively grant consent.
Consent is a voluntary agreement by an individual for their personal data processing, after being informed of its specific purposes and conditions.
Legal basis for processing personal data are performance of contract, legal obligations compliance, protection of vital interests, controller's legitimate interests, and data subject's consent.