You can find more information about the cookies and what can be considered required, here: https://www.iubenda.com/en/help/5525-cookies-and-eu-data-law-gdpr-requirements. Iubenda is a company that provides a service to generate cookie and privacy policies, and it's backed by solicitors who analyse each matter from a legal perspective. From their article:
Exemptions to the consent requirement:
- Technical cookies strictly necessary for the provision of the service. These include preference cookies (our cookies fall under this category), session cookies, load balancing, etc.
- Statistical cookies managed directly by you (not third-parties), providing that the data is not used for profiling
- Statistical (anonymized) third-party cookies (e.g. Google Analytics)*
*This exemption is may not be applicable for all regions and is therefore subject to specific local regulations.
The above information doesn't constitute legal advice. If you need legal advice, we recommend to consult your solicitor/lawyer on that matter.