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Basics About Autocontrol



The Asociación para la Autorregulación de la Comunicación Comercial (AUTOCONTROL) is the Spanish advertising self-regulation organisation (SRO), similar to all those existing in the EU countries.

It is composed of the main advertisers, agencies and media (TV, press, outdoor, radio, Internet…) in Spain , as well as the main advertising industry associations.

Autocontrol's main objective is to contribute to ensure high ethical standards in advertising in the benefit of consumers, competitors and the marketplace.

Autocontrol has signed various agreements with relevant statutory authorities in order to set up co-operation schemes (self-regulation within a co-regulatory framework), in which advertising self-regulation (Autocontrol) co-operates with regulators by providing with a helpful additional complement to statutory mechanisms in place.

Besides, Autocontrol participates in the control and application schemes of all sectoral advertising codes in Spain (TV advertising, food advertising to children, toys, videogames, alcoholic beverages, etc.).

How does Autocontrol work?

There are 3 key instruments in Autocontrol, as in most advertising SROs:

1. Codes of conduct

2. Out-of-court dispute settlement system: Complaints Committee (called Jurado de la Publicidad)

3. Pre-launching advice (Copy Advice®)

4. Cookie Review (Cookie Advice®)

Further information:

Should you require more information, please do not hesitate contacting us at:

AUTOCONTROL (Asociación para la Autorregulación de la Comunicación Comercial )
C/ Príncipe de Vergara 109, planta 5ª.
28002 Madrid
Tel. : +34 91 309 66 37
Fax : + 34 91 402 98 24/ + 34 91 401 50 80
E-mail: autocontrol@autocontrol.es