August 19, 2022 | By Masha Komnenic CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP
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Simplify Compliance With Termly’s Cookie Tool
We want to take the hassle out of cookie tracking, blocking, and consent management so businesses of all sizes can achieve compliance.
Termly’s cookie consent tool makes meeting these compliance requirements fast and easy. Our solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses and organizations worldwide.
Get started with our cookie management tool today for free!
This short video explains how Termly makes cookie consent management easy!
About Our Cookie Consent Solution & Auto Blocker
Achieve the following highly technical feats at the click of a button:
- Cookie Discovery & Categorization: Our cookie consent tool will detect which cookies your site uses and classify them. Plus, our tool lets you schedule scans to run automatically every week, month, or every 3 months.
- Auto Blocking: Automatically block non-essential cookies that haven’t been consented to. No coding or custom script blocking required.
- Consent & Preference Tracking: We’ll log and track your users’ cookie consent settings, and keep records of consent for you.
- Multi-Language Cookie Consent Banner: Our dynamic banner will serve the appropriate language based on each user’s location.
We want to make this process as simple and streamlined as possible so you can achieve compliance with minimal time and effort.
Step 1. Cookie Discovery and Classification
It’s as easy as inputting your website’s URL into the cookie consent tool and starting the scan. Our software will find, review, and compile a list of your website’s cookies.
Once you’ve scanned your website, you’ll need to classify your cookies. Our tool does most of the classification for you – just review and edit as needed, and make sure to categorize any unclassified or missing cookies.
Assigning the correct cookie categories is vital so your users can give consent for individual categories. For example, a user might consent to analytics cookies but decide to reject advertising cookies.
Step 2. Consent Banner Customization (Multi-language)
We know that matching your website’s branding is essential, which is why we have multiple customization options: select colors, fonts, display style, banner position, and more. You can also use our built-in themes.
You can even use our live preview feature to view customization changes before you implement them. Check out some of the options below:
If you don’t want to fully customize your banner, no problem! Select from a few built-in themes at no charge.
Beyond the style and placement, we also offer customization options for text, location, and language.
- First, answer a few simple questions to make sure you’re displaying the right information for your unique website.
- Next, review the consent settings for different countries so you can comply with the relevant laws for your website — or stick with our default settings.
- Finally, review which languages you want to use. We can display your consent banner in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese (BR), Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Finnish, Dutch, Danish, and Swedish. Select as many as you need — languages will be auto-detected based on visitor IP address.
Step 3. Consent Banner and Preference Center Installation
Once you’re ready to install your consent banner, simply copy the auto-generated code snippet and paste it onto your website.
Don’t forget the preference center! Preference centers allow visitors to change their cookie preferences at any time, which is required under some privacy laws. We’ll automatically generate the code snippet for you, and you can paste your preference center as a link or onto a button on your website.
Step 5. Consent Logs, "Do Not Sell" link, and Data Subject Access Request form
Some laws, like the GDPR, require user consent before collecting personal information. You’ll need to store these user consent logs in case of an audit. You also likely need to provide ways for users to contact you about the use of their information. The CCPA requires a “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link to be displayed on your website to allow users to request that you no longer sell their personal information.
In addition, the GDPR and CCPA both require you to give users a way to contact you about their data. A Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) form is a way to let your users submit requests to opt out of the sale of data, request their information be deleted, and more. Consent logs, a “Do Not Sell” link, and a DSAR form are all available in your Termly dashboard.
What is cookie consent?
We handle this process for you and keep consent logs in case you’re ever audited.
What is a cookie consent notice?
A cookie consent notice — or banner — is how website owners can easily collect consent from users and allow them to manage which cookies they accept. It is typically positioned at the bottom of a page when users first visit a website and displays three buttons:
- Accept Cookies
- Decline Cookies
- Cookie Preferences
Our tool will automatically generate this banner for you and allow you to customize it to match your website.
You will need to gain consent from users if:
- You fall under the jurisdiction of laws such as the GDPR or ePrivacy Directive — aka the “EU Cookie Law.”
- Your website uses the types of cookies that are not deemed “essential” under these laws.
Our tool allows you to select which regions you service and whether or not you need to comply with these laws.
How do I implement a cookie consent solution?
Our cookie consent manager makes your life easy by automatically managing the requirements needed for legitimate cookie consent. We handle the following:
- Discovery, categorization, and blocking of cookies
- Creating your cookie notice and policy
- Keeping consent logs
The cookie consent manager works on all types of websites — from blogs to online stores and more. The cookie consent manager also works with popular website builders, including WordPress, Squarespace, and Wix. You can try out the cookie consent manager for free by entering your website URL above and starting a scan.
To comply with the GDPR’s cookie consent requirements, your website or app needs a cookie consent function that users see before cookies can be served. The consent function can appear as a banner, popup, or form that users will see and can interact with when they enter your site. You’ll also need to implement a cookie blocking method to ensure that cookies are blocked before you receive explicit user consent to serve cookies.
Other cookie banners don’t include consent or preference buttons. Instead, they inform users that cookies are being used but don’t provide any consent or preference settings.
You make a cookie consent banner using one of the following methods:
- A cookie consent banner generator
- A cookie consent banner plugin
- A built-in cookie consent banner tool on your website-building platform
Remember, you still need to implement cookie blocking to comply with laws like the GDPR, CCPA, and the ePrivacy Directive that require explicit consent before serving cookies. Adding in a consent banner plugin or tool to your website may not be enough for full compliance.
First-party cookies are cookies that are set by your own website. For example, they may track visitors’ login status or shopping cart items. Third-party cookies are set by service partners that you include on your website. They may be used in ad tracking, by analytics services like Google Analytics, or in tools like embedded YouTube videos.
The different types of internet cookies include:
- Essential cookies
- These cookies are necessary for your website’s functionality. Essential cookies cannot be disabled by users.
- Performance and functionality cookies
- These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of your website but are not essential to its use. However, without these cookies, certain functionalities (like videos) may become unavailable.
- Analytics and customization cookies
- These cookies collect information that is used to help you understand how your site is being used, how effective your marketing campaigns are, or to help you customize your website.
- Advertising cookies
- These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to users. They prevent the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensure that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, select advertisements that are based on a user’s interests, and more.
- Social networking cookies
- These cookies allow users to share pages and content that they find interesting on your website through third-party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.
- Unclassified cookies
- These are cookies that have not yet been categorized and need to be classified with your assistance. Review your scan report to check if you have any unclassified cookies.
Some laws, like the GDPR and ePrivacy Directive, require explicit consent from users before a website can serve certain cookies.
Using a cookie consent banner that asks users for consent and gives users the option to set their cookie preferences can satisfy this requirement.
Other laws may not require cookie consent, but instead require a disclaimer about the cookies you use.
Cookie blocking is when a cookie script is blocked from running on a given user’s browser. Cookie blocking can happen at the browser level or at the website level. Cookie blocking should be done automatically until users consent to non-essential cookies. Some browsers allow cookie blocking to be set from the user’s end.
When implementing a cookie consent solution, you’ll need to use a cookie blocking method to ensure all non-essential cookies are blocked before users give consent. Our cookie consent manager gives you the option to use our Auto Blocker. Auto Blocker is a Termly feature that automatically detects, categorizes, and blocks third-party tracking mechanisms from being delivered to your website visitors until they have given their consent. Our cookie consent manager also allows you to manually block cookies or block cookies using Google Tag Manager if you don’t want to use auto-blocking technology.
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