Do I need to show a Cookie Consent form inside LimeSurvey?

Disclaimer: This is not a legal advice, so if in doubt ask a lawyer.

We think it is not necessary to show a Cookie consent form. Here is a related excerpt from the EU commission website The EU Internet Handbook:

  •  Consent is not required if the cookie is:

    • used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication, and
    • strictly necessary in order for the provider of an information society service explicitly required by the user to provide that service.
  • Cookies clearly exempt from consent according to the EU advisory body on data protection- WP29 include:

    user‑input cookies (session-id) such as first‑party cookies to keep track of the user's input when filling online forms, shopping carts, etc., for the duration of a session or persistent cookies limited to a few hours in some cases


LimeSurvey is clearly covered by this case. In general, you can say without a cookie it would not be possible to run a normal online survey safely that spreads over several pages.

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