The French DPA (CNIL) received a complaint in August 2018 regarding the installation of cookies on users' devices without their consent and prior to any action on the Société du Figaro's website. After conducting five online inspections between January 2020 and June 2021, the DPA found that the website violated the applicable laws by using deceptive patterns and forced actions on its users. The DPA found that cookies were installed on users' devices as soon as they arrived on the website, even if they had expressed a refusal to accept cookies while navigating to another page of the website. Additionally, the website failed to ensure that its partners did not emit cookies that violated the applicable regulations, and did not take the necessary steps to put an end to the breach observed. Therefore, the DPA held the website accountable for breaching its obligations regarding consent and information about cookies on its website, violating article 82 of the French data protection law.