The CNIL has summarised the results of the cookie inspections it conducted at the end of 2014. After the publication of its cookie law recommendation, the CNIL conducted 51 inspections and two hearings in total. The inspections revealed that websites do not sufficiently inform web users of the use of cookies and do not obtain their consent before placing cookies on their devices. The CNIL served a formal notice on approximately 20 web publishers to comply with French cookie requirements within a prescribed period of time.

http://www.cnil.fr/linstitution/actualite/article/article/cookies-et- autres-traceurs-premier-bilan-des-controles/ (in French)