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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all websites with users from the EU. It is very important to check if your website’s use of cookies and online tracking is compliant with GDPR and the ePrivacy Directive (ePR).

But before you do that, what is GDPR? What are the cookies that everybody is talking about nowadays? How to become compliant?

What is GDPR?

The GDPR was created by European governing bodies to ensure that personal data for individuals is protected locally. It also has a set of guidelines about restricting personal data from being exported. The aim is to ensure that citizens are protected and that their data remains under their control to the extent that they are also granted the right to “erasure,” or a withdrawal of consent.

The EU has a commitment to maintaining privacy on user’s personal data, especially in the face of advancements in technology and globalization that are increasingly putting consumers at risk.

The key idea behind the policy and its associated punishments is to encourage trust between technology providers and users. The EU is also committed to having a clear legal framework with which to provide punitive measures to companies and individuals who breach policy.

What does the GDPR mean for my website?

If your website is serving individuals from the EU and you – or embedded third party services like Google and Facebook – are processing any kind of personal data, you need to obtain prior consent from the visitor.

To obtain valid consent, you need to describe the extent and purpose of your data processing in plain language to the visitor, prior to processing any personal data.

This information must always be available to the visitor, e.g. as part of your privacy policy. You must also make available an easy way for the visitor to change or withdraw consent.

All consents must be logged as proof and all tracking of personal data, also by embedded third party services, must be documented, hereunder to which countries data is transmitted.

How Cookiebot can help you?

Using Cookiebot, you can automate GDPR compliance for your website on the requirements regarding tracking and consent.

Cookiebot enables you to monitor and document any kind of tracking on your website, display the relevant information to your website visitors and automatically obtain and log all user consents.

Below you can find some functions of the Cookiebot:

  • Automated cookie scan and declaration
  • Cookie consent banner
  • Cookie repository
  • Support and auto-detect any language
  • Reporting
  • Fast and reliable
  • Encrypted security
  • White-list strictly necessary cookies
  • Respects ‘Do not track’ setting

Contact us now to discover if your website’s use of cookies and online tracking is compliant with GDPR and the ePrivacy Directive (ePR).

 

 

Source: European Commission, Cookiebot

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