Ensure your website cookies are GDPR compliant
Your website tracking technologies may be in line with past privacy directives, but have you updated your notification, consent, and record-keeping practices to ensure your cookies comply with the GDPR? Use this handy checklist to ensure your website's cookie policies are compliant with GDPR.
- Declining cookies should not be a barrier. A user's consent to cookies should not be a requirement of using the website's service or as part of a user contract.
- Consent should be separate from other transactions. Article 7 of the GDPR states that"If the data subject’s consent is given in the context of a written declaration which also concerns other matters, the request for consent shall be presented in a manner which is clearly distinguishable from the other matters."What this means is that consent to cookies collection and usage should not appear to be tied to other transactions. You should not imply that a user’s consent will improve the quality of products or services offered.
Cookie Consent Tool: Organize Your Consents
Cookie Script has a cookie consent tool that makes it easy to record visitors' cookie consents. This feature helps website administrators remain compliant with the consent recording provisions of the CCPA and GDPR. Enabling this feature is easy.
To start a log of visitor cookie consents, simply check the "Record user consents" option in your settings. You can download and view your consent log at any time. Simply choose a date range for the cookie consents you would like to view and the tool will give you the option to download a .zip file of the selected range. Unzip the file and open the .csv file(s) in a program such as Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice Calc, Apple Numbers, or Google Docs. You can see exactly what is included in downloaded CSV files.
Cookie Scanner: See What’s Running on Your Website