Cookiebot CMP Widget | Faster and easier cookie consent for your website

Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP) comes with a widget for your website that makes the end-user consent interaction faster and more responsive than ever before. Following the new generation of cookie banners from Cookiebot CMP, the widget works as a design and functionality extension that integrates with most websites to make cookie consent easier for the user and the balance between data-driven business and data privacy more effortless for you, the website owner/operator. In this blogpost, learn more about the Cookiebot CMP widget and how it makes compliance with a key requirement of the EU’s GDPR effortless on your website.

Cookiebot CMP is a certified partner of Google Consent Mode!

Google has announced that Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP) is officially a certified partner of Google Consent Mode! Cookiebot CMP has worked seamlessly with Google Consent Mode since its launch in 2020, enabling you to balance data privacy compliance and data-driven business on your websites by enabling privacy-compliant data and measurement based on end-user consent. Being featured as a trusted and certified solution in the new CMP Partner Program solidifies the excellence of Cookiebot CMP in automatically integrating with and successfully operating Google Consent Mode on websites and apps.

The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA)

The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA)

Virginia became the second state in the US to pass a comprehensive data privacy law when the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) was signed into law in March 2021. The VCDPA takes effect January 1, 2023 and will affect companies and organizations that do business in Virginia, or that produce products or services targeted to residents of Virginia. In other words, your business does not have to be in Virginia to be affected by the VCDPA. In this blogpost, you can find out more about Virginia’s CDPA, including whether you will be affected and how to become compliant.

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New cookie banners from Cookiebot CMP | Easiest end-user consent online | Automatic compliance

A brand-new generation of cookie banners from Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP) is here to make end-user consent on your website easier and more flexible than ever before. Modern, customizable and built for optimized usability and higher conversion rates, the new cookie banners from Cookiebot CMP fits any website and offers you automatic compliance with all major data privacy laws in the world. Balance data privacy and data-driven business on your website with the next generation of cookie consent banner from Cookiebot CMP.

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Cookiebot CMP statement on preliminary ruling from Wiesbaden

The Wiesbaden preliminary ruling has been overturned. Following the preliminary ruling of the Wiesbaden Administrative Court of December 1, 2021, the appeals court Hessischer Verwaltungsgerichtshof, has agreed with the complaints submitted by Cookiebot CMP, and overturned the preliminary ruling. The injunction against the use of Cookiebot CMP on the Hochschule Rhein Main website has been annulled. This result is final and binding. We were concerned that this preliminary ruling was based on an inaccurate presentation of facts and therefore intervened in order to become a formal third party to proceedings. The decision from the appeals court confirms that there was no legal basis for an injunction on the use of Cookiebot CMP on the website in question, and that this preliminary ruling was invalid.

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Cookiebot CMP uncovers GDPR violations on popular EU pharmacy webshops

89% of the 150 most popular pharmacy webshops in the EU fail GDPR compliance by allowing sensitive personal data to be tracked by third parties without end-user consent, when customers browse and buy pharmaceutical products for their mental and physical health. Using the unique scanning technology at the heart of the Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP), a new special report by Usercentrics uncovers worrying GDPR compliance violations across a privacy-sensitive online industry in the EU. In this blogpost, find a link to download the full report and learn more about how Cookiebot CMP can help you balance data privacy and data-driven business for higher customer trust.

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Usercentrics and Cookiebot Join Forces

The two European companies align to scale data consent management globally, addressing consumers’ demand for greater insight and control into how companies track and use their personal information.

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EU cookie law | ePrivacy Directive and cookies | Compliant EU cookie consent with Cookiebot CMP

We live in changing times, when it comes to the Internet. These are times of conflict and unpleasant truths about privacy and democracy. The bright-eyed optimism of the late 90s tech boom has dispersed into alert disbelief at the misuse of private data and the digital interference in national elections. It is a confusing time to be sure. But it’s important and comfortably clarifying to know that there are laws in place, and laws being drafted, to both secure and fortify the right to privacy online, offline and in the in-betweens of the two.

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Cookiebot CMP Widget | Faster and easier cookie consent for your website

Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP) comes with a widget for your website that makes the end-user consent interaction faster and more responsive than ever before. Following the new generation of cookie banners from Cookiebot CMP, the widget works as a design and functionality extension that integrates with most websites to make cookie consent easier for the user and the balance between data-driven business and data privacy more effortless for you, the website owner/operator. In this blogpost, learn more about the Cookiebot CMP widget and how it makes compliance with a key requirement of the EU’s GDPR effortless on your website.

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Automatic cookie tracker | Cookiebot CMP and tracking cookies

Tracking cookies can help you learn more about how people use your website and find ways to optimize its performance. Tracking cookies, though, can be notoriously privacy-invasive to your website’s end-users, who increasingly demand transparency and control around how their data is handled online. Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP) is a world-leading cookie tracker that automatically scans your website and controls all tracking cookies based on end-user consent. In this blogpost, learn more about how to find and control the tracking cookies on your website using Cookiebot CMP.

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Cookie consent | Automatic cookie consent with Cookiebot CMP | Build trust with your end-users

Cookie consent is crucial to get right on your website – strict data laws apply to the use of website cookies and consumer demand for online privacy is increasing. Building trust with your website’s visitors is crucial for brand reputation. Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP) provides your website with a fully automatic cookie consent solution that includes industry-leading scanning technology and seamless integration with Google Consent Mode to help you balance data privacy with data-driven business on your domain. In this blogpost, learn more about cookie consent and how Cookiebot CMP solves the EU’s GDPR cookie consent requirements for your website.

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The state of third-party marketing cookies | Analysis by Ebiquity x Cookiebot CMP

Ebiquity and Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP) jointly analyzed the state of third-party marketing cookies (3PMCs) on large ad-funded domains to see what difficulties face media advertisers and end-users alike in busy online holiday shopping periods. In this blogpost, see some of the key findings from our joint analysis and learn more about how Cookiebot CMP can help balance data privacy and data-driven business on your website.

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GDPR software – data privacy and the changing digital landscapes

The GDPR is literally changing the make-up of the commercial Internet. In this article, we look at GDPR software solutions – comparing different GDPR compliance software and holding them up against the self-defense technologies that end-users employ themselves to protect their privacy on the Internet, arguing why this is not a sustainable solution.

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How CookieInfo grows their business by offering Cookiebot CMP to help their clients balance data privacy and data driven business

As a partner of Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP), CookieInfo – a scale-up located in the Netherlands – provides clients with highly customizable cookie banners designed to fit each specific website and to strike a balance between GDPR compliance and high opt-in rates from end-users. In this case study, you will learn more about how CookieInfo built a business being the largest Cookiebot CMP reseller in the EU, and how they help their clients balance data privacy and data-driven business on their websites.

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Cookie checker | Does my website use cookies? | Free cookie audit with Cookiebot CMP

Your website runs on cookies, as does most of the Internet. But do you know which cookies are in use on your domain, and how to control them? Data privacy laws regulate cookies worldwide and most likely affect your website too – but striking a balance between data privacy and data-driven business can be tricky. Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP) has automated the entire compliance process, and provides your website with a world-leading cookie checker in a plug-and-play solution that respects user privacy and your website’s data needs. Learn more about our free cookie audit tool, sign up to Cookiebot CMP today and get started with Google Consent Mode.

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EU’s ePrivacy Regulation & cookies | ePrivacy Regulation 2021 Updates

The EU’s ePrivacy Regulation to repeal and replace the 2002 ePrivacy Directive has been a long time coming. Originally scheduled to be finalized on the GDPR’s enforcement date in May 2018, it instead dragged on for years. On February 10, 2021, a finalized text was agreed upon by the EU Council that pushes the ePrivacy Regulation into a whole new phase of trialogue negations, from which a new data privacy law might emerge and take effect across the European Union. In this blogpost, we break down the ePrivacy Regulation and cookies; what the current draft means for your website, and what happens next in the long saga of the EU’s infamous ePrivacy Regulation.

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Automatic cookie policy with Cookiebot CMP | Transparency and compliance on your website

A cookie policy is at the heart of compliance with most major data privacy legislations in the world – while some laws require end-user consent and others opt-out options for visitors, almost all require your website to keep an updated account of all cookies and trackers, and to make this available to end-users visiting your domain. Data privacy is also one of the fastest expanding fields of consumer demand – end-users want transparency into and control of how their data is handled when visiting your website, and consumers are increasingly ready to do business elsewhere if their data privacy is disrespected. In this blogpost, learn more about building trust with your end-users through transparent and compliant use of cookies, and get an automatic cookie policy generated for your website with Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP).

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Data Protection in Switzerland | The FADP, ePrivacy and cookies in Switzerland | FDPIC recommendations

On 25 September 2020, the Federal Data Protection Act (FADP) was approved in Switzerland, replacing the previous 1992 Act. The new Swiss DPA will take effect in 2022. If you have users from inside Switzerland, you will be required to obtain their explicit consent before processing personal data from them, e.g. through your use of cookies. In addition, if your website is hosted in Switzerland but it has visitors from inside the EU, you are required to be compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) too. In this article, learn more about how to make your use of cookies compliant with the Swiss Data Protection Act (DPA) and the EU’s GDPR with Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP).

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PDPO Hong Kong | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

Hong Kong’s Personal Data Privacy Ordinance was enacted in 1996 and amended in 2012. As is the case with many other data privacy laws, it prescribes measures for how to handle individuals’ personal data safely, thus protecting their privacy rights. Hong Kong’s PDPO considers consent a keystone in its legislation. It requires you to receive a prescribed consent from your users before using the collected personal data for another purpose than the one it was originally collected for. This, among other things, is why Cookiebot CMP is the optimal solution if you are looking for help to ensure that your website is not in violation of the PDPO Hong Kong. In this blogpost, we will break down Hong Kong’s PDPO so you know what it means for your website’s use of cookies – and how you can become compliant.

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How Hinto uses Cookiebot CMP to make their clients feel safe about their websites

As a partner of Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP), Hinto – a leading software integrator and designer of open-source applications – provides a bullet-proof cookie scanning technology and compliance solution as the engine of their Hinto Sweet Cookie offering to clients and customers. In this case study, you will learn more about how Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP) works for Hinto, and how Hinto makes their clients’ websites compliant with the latest data privacy legislations.

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US Data Privacy Laws | Virginia’s VCDPA

A data privacy wave is making its way across the US, washing over state legislatures and challenging the adtech industry’s mass-collection of personal data for profit. In the absence of a federal law, a state-by-state patchwork of data protection bills have begun to take shape. Four major bills have been signed into law so far and looking to the horizon, dozens more are on their way. In this blogpost, we gaze out at the rapidly changing landscape of US data privacy law to give you an overview of what’s up and down, and what’s next.

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Data Protection Act Kenya | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

Kenya’s Data Protection Act came into effect on November 25, 2019, and is now the primary law on data protection in the country. It gives effect to article 31 in the constitution of Kenya that stipulates privacy as a fundamental right. Like is the case with many other data privacy laws, its purpose is to protect individuals’ rights and interests. It applies to data controllers and data processors processing data about data subjects in Kenya. It does not matter if the data controller or data processor is established or residing within the country of Kenya, making the scope of application both territorial and extra-territorial. The Data Protection Act in Kenya is closely modeled after the EU’s GDPR, using many of the same provisions, requirements, and definitions as its European counterpart. For instance, it requires end-user consent before any processing or transferring of personal data to third parties may take place. In this blogpost, we will break down Kenya’s Data Protection Act, so you know what it means for your website’s use of cookies – and how you can become compliant with Cookiebot consent management platform.

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APPI Japan | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

Japan’s wide-ranging Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) was passed in 2003 and amended in 2015 and again in 2020. Not unlike many other data privacy laws, its purpose is to protect an individual’s rights and interests while also considering the utility of personal information. It applies to personal information controllers (PIC) in Japan, no matter if the PIC is a person or an entity and it only applies when the information is handled in the course of business operations. With the 2020 amendment requiring end-user consent for the transfer of personal data to third parties, Cookiebot CMP is the optimal solution if you are looking for help to ensure that your website is not in violation of the APPI Japan. In this blogpost, we will break down Japan’s APPI, so you know what it means for your website’s use of cookies – and how you can become compliant.

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Shopify Cookies on your web shop | Compliance checklist | Cookiebot CMP

There is no two ways around it: cookies are the past, the present and the future of online data privacy. The first thing we are faced with when visiting a website is the cookie banner, suggesting cookies are used. Some people hardly notice it any longer and some people might find themselves wondering why we need to accept them all the time. The reason is actually quite simple. In this blogpost, we break down Shopify cookies, why consent management matters on your web shop, how you can become compliant and what you should look out for. We use the EU’s GDPR requirements as the foundation of the blogpost, but it is important to note that cookie consent management is a requirement in a lot of other data privacy laws. We focus on Shopify cookies; however, consent is important whether you use Shopify or other templates for your online web shop.

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PIPA – South Korea’s Personal Information Protection Act | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

South Korea’s wide-ranging Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) was passed on September 30, 2011, making the country one the world’s strictest privacy regimes. Like many other comprehensive data privacy laws, its purpose is to protect the privacy rights of the data subject and it applies to most organizations, including government entities. Not only is it strict and very applicable, but the penalties for breaking the PIPA are being enforced devotedly. Penalties include everything from fines to imprisonment. In this blogpost, we will break down South Korea’s PIPA, so you know what it means for your website’s use of cookies – and how you can become compliant.

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Canada’s PIPEDA | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

Canada’s PIPEDA is a federal data privacy law governing the gathering, use and disclosure of personal information for commercial use in the country. PIPEDA compliance requires you to obtain meaningful consent from users in order to collect and use their data, and the law applies to any website in the country that processes personal information from Canadian residents for commercial use. In this blogpost, we break down Canada’s PIPEDA, its requirements for your website’s use of cookies and trackers, and how to obtain PIPEDA compliance.

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Google Analytics, Cookies & The GDPR

In this blogpost, we break down both Google Analytics, cookies and the EU’s GDPR requirements for your domain. We also look at how you can use the Google Consent Mode to make your Google Analytics run based entirely on end-user consent states for maximized analytics in full GDPR compliance. Find out all about Google Analytics, cookies and GPDR compliance here.

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Thailand’s PDPA | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) regulates the processing of personal data for commercial use. It applies to any company, organization or website located inside Thailand and for businesses with users in Thailand. The PDPA Thailand explicitly requires you to obtain end-user consent before processing any data of personal character. Besides that, it obliges you to inform users in Thailand about the details of your website’s data processing, including how it is being used and who is using it. In this blogpost, we will break down Thailand’s PDPA, so you know what it means for your website’s use of cookies – and of course how you can become compliant.

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GDPR in the UK | 2021 UK adequacy decision update

The United Kingdom left the EU on January 1, 2021. When the UK was still a part of the European Union, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applied domestically. However, since the country has left the bloc, how the GDPR works has changed inside the UK. In this blogpost, we break what changes Brexit has had on the GDPR and data privacy inside the UK.

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Google Consent Mode and Cookiebot CMP

Consent is becoming a turning point in the internet economy, making our digital platforms more sustainable by striking a balance between data privacy and digital advertisement – something Cookiebot has been working for since 2012. Google Consent Mode is a way for your website to measure conversions and get analytics insights while being fully GDPR compliant when using services like Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager (GTM) and Google Ads. With the Google Consent Mode, your website is able to make all Google services run in one simple way: based on the consent of your end-users. Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP) and Google Consent Mode integrate seamlessly to offer you plug-and-play compliance and streamlined use of all Google’s services in one easy solution.

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New Zealand’s Privacy Act 2020 | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

New Zealand’s Privacy Act 2020 and the NZ Privacy Principles require you to inform users located inside New Zealand about your website’s use of cookies and trackers, as well as how you are processing their personal information, and why. On December 1, New Zealand’s Privacy Act 2020 replaced the 1993 version with a stronger data privacy regime, including higher fines, stronger cross-border data protection and new data breach requirements. In this blogpost, we break down the NZ Privacy Act 2020 and shed light on what you need to know about your website’s cookies and compliance with New Zealand’s data privacy regime.

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Malaysia’s PDPA | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

Malaysia’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) regulates the processing of personal data for commercial use inside the country. It applies to any website, company or organization located inside Malaysia. Malaysia’s PDPA requires you to obtain end-user consent prior to processing any personal data, and to inform Malaysian users about the details of your website’s data processing. In this blogpost, we break down Malaysia’s PDPA, what is means for your website’s use of cookies – and how you can become compliant.

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Google ending third-party cookies in Chrome

Google has announced that they will stop the use of third-party cookies in Chrome by the end of 2023, joining a growing list of browsers ditching the notorious tracking technology. But the end of third-party cookies does not mean the end of tracking – and the need for true end-user consent to process personal data will persist long after third party cookies and the technologies replacing them.

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PDPA – Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) took effect in 2014 but was amended in October 2020 to include, among other additions, changes to its consent framework. In this blogpost, we break down Singapore’s PDPA – its rights, requirements, new 2020 amendments and how your website becomes compliant.

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Compliant website tracking | How to track users on your website without breaking the law | Cookiebot CMP

Website tracking is an essential practice for most websites. Tracking user behavior can give you insight into how your website performs and whether your ad campaigns reach their target audience. But end-user data privacy cannot be ignored. In fact, major data privacy laws (GDPR, ePrivacy Directive, CCPA) require you to only perform the kinds of user tracking that are in full compliance with strong consent and data protection obligations. Cookiebot CMP has made finding out how to do compliant website tracking easy and automatic – we call it plug-and-play compliance. Read more to find out how Cookiebot CMP makes your website compliant, and how the Cookiebot CMP/Google Consent Mode integration makes your website tracking fully legal without any loss of data.

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California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) | CCPA vs CPRA

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) is a state-wide data privacy bill passed into law in the General Election 2020 – breaking new waves in the Pacific frontier of US data protection. The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) takes effect on January 1, 2023 and becomes fully enforceable on July 1, 2023 – with a lookback period from January 1, 2022. In this blogpost, we break down the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and what consequences it might have for your website and business. Cookiebot’s solution already includes full compliance with California’s CCPA and we welcome a stronger, more GDPR-like addendum in the Golden State.

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Compliant website analytics | How to be compliant without breaking your website’s analytics

You need your website to be in compliance with the EU’s GDPR, but you’re afraid that this will result in a loss of website analytics on user behavior on your domain. You’re in a dilemma – how can you be compliant without breaking your website’s analytics? And what kinds of website analytics data can you even get without breaking GDPR compliance? Cookiebot CMP is the world’s leading plug-and-play consent management platform with a powerful website scanner that detects and controls all cookies and trackers, offering full compliance and a close integration with Google Consent Mode. Combine Cookiebot and Google Consent Mode to get valuable website analytics in full compliance with all major data privacy laws (GDPR, ePrivacy Directive, CCPA).

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EDPB guidelines: cookies, consent and compliance

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has adopted guidelines for GDPR compliance, clarifying what constitutes valid consent on websites and ruling the use of “cookie walls” illegal. EDPB is the highest supervisory authority on the GDPR in the EU and their guidelines form the basis of enforcement by national data protection authorities in each EU member state. In this article we explain the most important things for you to know about the EDPB guidelines, so you can make sure that your website is a safe and compliant space for users to visit.

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Schrems II and the Privacy Shield | 2021 EU SCCs (standard contractual clauses) for safe data transfers

In July 2020, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) struck down the Privacy Shield that secured unrestricted EU-US data flow. On June 4, 2021, the European Commission adopted two sets of standard contractual clauses (SCCs) to replace the old transfer scheme, allowing for easier personal data transfers between the EU and countries without an adequacy decision. In this blogpost, we guide you through the Schrems II ruling, the new standard contractual clauses (SCCs), and the consequences for your website.

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Cookiebot CMP fully supports the new Google Consent Mode | Try now and get more data in full compliance

Google Consent Mode is a ground-breaking new feature that makes consent the defining condition for how Google Analytics and Google Ads run. Cookiebot CMP is ready and fully integrated.

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POPIA – South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act | Enforcement update July 2021

South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) took effect on July 1, 2020 and enforcement began on July 1, 2021. In this blogpost, we break down South Africa’s POPIA – its key terms, rights, requirements and how your website becomes compliant with Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP). In this blogpost, we break down South Africa’s POPIA – its key terms, rights, requirements and how your website becomes compliant.

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GDPR and cookies | Compliant cookie use with Cookiebot CMP

Your website is required under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to let users from inside Europe control the activation of cookies and trackers that collect their personal data. This is the crux of GDPR cookie compliance – and the future of our digital infrastructures. In this blogpost, we explain the most important things for you to know when dealing with the EU’s GDPR, cookies and data privacy compliance on your website – and how Cookiebot CMP solves them all for you.

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CCPA Privacy Policy | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) carves out specific requirements for how businesses around the world are allowed to handle the personal information of California residents. Some of these requirements have to do specifically with a website’s privacy policy (also known as the CCPA privacy notice). In this blogpost, we take a look at what constitutes a CCPA compliant privacy policy.

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LGPD – Brazil’s General Data Protection Law | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

In this blogpost, we paint a broad overview of the LGPD (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais) – its substance and consequences for data protection in both Brazil and the rest of the world. We look at its foundation and definitions, the rights it empowers data subjects with, what constitutes compliance with the LGPD and how it compares to the European GDPR.

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Australia: privacy policy and cookies | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

Australia’s Privacy Act and its Australian Privacy Principles (APP) require a website to have an updated privacy policy (known as APP privacy policy) that informs users of how it collects and handles personal information. In this blogpost, we look at the privacy policy requirements for Australian websites, the issues around detecting hidden cookies and trojan horses, and the technology needed to uncover it all.

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Final CCPA regulations | Enforcement from August 2020 | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

On August 14, 2020, the final CCPA regulations were approved and took effect immediately. This means that enforcement of the CCPA can now go ahead with the Attorney General’s Office as the lead supervisor. In this blogpost, a walkthrough of some parts of the CCPA regulations for your business to be aware of – plus a simple and automatic way to become CCPA compliant.

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CCPA compliance with Cookiebot CMP

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) took effect on January 1, 2020. It empowers California residents with new rights over the data they generate every day, and forces companies who do business in the state to play by new rules. So how does your website obtain CCPA compliance? Which CCPA requirements will impact your website? And how can Cookiebot CMP help you become CCPA and GDPR compliant?

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Automatic cookie control democratizes website compliance

We have dramatically simplified the implementation of ‘prior consent’ on your website, so that the blocking of trackers right from the moment that the user lands on your website now has become automatic. This is a ground-breaking and unique improvement in the field of consent management. Now, actual website compliance and data protection is easy and accessible for everyone.

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Active consent and the case of Planet49 | CJEU | GDPR & ePR

On October 1, 2019, the highest legal entity of the EU, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), ruled in the case of Planet49 that the only form of valid consent for processing user data in the EU is explicit consent, i.e. consent that is actively and specifically given by the website users by e.g. ticking a box.

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California Privacy Law (CCPA) | CCPA Compliance With Cookiebot CMP

California was one of the first states in the US to enshrine privacy as an “inalienable right” of all people, when it amended its constitution in 1972. On January 1, 2020, California became the first state to enact a data privacy law that empowers its residents with ownership over their personal information and change the way companies handle personal information across the United States and the rest of the world.

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CCPA and cookies | Scan Your Website With Cookiebot CMP

Cookies are mentioned only once in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), along with beacons, pixel tags, mobile ad identifiers and similar technology. But don’t be fooled – cookies are very important for CCPA compliance, since they are one of the most common tracking technologies for websites that can make a business liable under the CCPA.

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Cookie walls | EDPB guidelines on cookie walls and valid consent

A cookie wall is a way for websites to deny users access if they don’t consent to all cookies and trackers present on that website. However, the European Data Protection Board’s (EDPB) Guidelines on consent from May 2020 rule out cookie walls as a valid way for websites of obtaining user consent to personal data processing and cookie use.

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GDPR after Brexit | 2021 Update

Brexit happened. The United Kingdom left the European Union on January 1, 2021. Post Brexit, the GDPR will come to mean several things in the UK, as new domestic data laws will take effect. In this blogpost, we give you an overview of what is changing and what will remain the same with GDPR after Brexit.

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Google Analytics and CCPA | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

Google Analytics is the most widely used analytics tool, implemented on close to thirty million websites worldwide. Chances are you already use it. But is Google Analytics compliant with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)? In this article, we look at the legal and technical intersection between Google Analytics and CCPA: what does the law demand from your website setup and how can you make sure you use Google Analytics in CCPA compliance?

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CCPA vs GDPR | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are two major data protection laws. But what are the differences between the CCPA and GDPR? How do they overlap? And how do you make your website compliant with both?

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CCPA: personal information | CCPA Compliance With Cookiebot CMP

In this blogpost, we dive into the specifics of the CCPA’s personal information provision. What’s the exact definition? What are some concrete examples of CCPA’s personal information? And what does the CCPA say about the use of personal information on websites? Find the answers here.

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GDPR in the USA | GDPR compliance in US | GDPR and PII

In this blogpost, we look at how the GDPR affects the USA and how US websites can ensure compliance with the EU data law through consent management platforms like Cookiebot CMP. We also take a critical look at the tech industry’s narrative of “technological evolution”, in which privacy becomes an inevitable trade-off, and how the GDPR in the USA can act as a roadmap for democratic processes around a stronger regulation of privacy.

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CCPA: rights for consumers | CCPA Compliance With Cookiebot CMP

On January 1, 2020, California residents woke up empowered with the new CCPA rights that bring them ownership and control over their personal information, including much of the data they generate every day online. We look at what the CCPA rights mean for Californian residents, how businesses obtain compliance with them and how Cookiebot helps your business get ready for this new data reality in California.

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Nevada Privacy Law | Right To Opt Out | vs. CCPA

The Nevada privacy law is a state-local ripple in this great privacy wave. It was enforced on October 1, 2019, making it the first state privacy law to be enforced post-GDPR. It empowers Nevada residents with the right to opt out of having their data sold to third-party data brokers from websites, and authorizes the Attorney General to issue penalties for companies and organizations who violate such request from users.

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Consent Management Platform (CMP) | Cookiebot CMP

A consent management platform (CMP) is a solution for websites to protect the data privacy of their users and be compliant with world’s major data privacy laws – the EU’s GDPR, UK-GDPR, California’s CCPA/CPRA and more. Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP) is a world-leading solution built around a powerful website scanner that detects and controls all cookies, trackers and trojan horses, so your users can give true and meaningful consent. In this blogpost, we break down what a consent management platform (CMP) is, how it works and why Cookiebot CMP is your website’s all-in-one solution.

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UK Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA ACT) | 2021 Update

The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA ACT) is a domestic law governing the use of personal data and the flow of information in the United Kingdom. The UK is no longer part of the EU and a new and amended Data Protection Act has taken effect. In this article, we dive into the Data Protection Act 2018 – what does the law say and how has it changed after Brexit?

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IAB Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF 2.0) | Integration and compliance with Cookiebot CMP

IAB Europe (Interactive Advertising Bureau) has created the GDPR Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) to support publishers, technology vendors and advertisers in being compliant with EU’s GDPR and ePrivacy Directive. In this article, we take a look at what IAB’s framework is all about, what’s new in the TCF 2.0 and how Cookiebot works as an integration.

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IAB CCPA Compliance Framework

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) took effect on January 1, 2020. Compliance with the new California privacy law means that businesses must implement new procedures for how they collect and sell personal information. The IAB CCPA Compliance Framework is an attempt by the IAB to standardize CCPA compliance across the ad tech sector. In this blogpost, we take a closer look at the Framework and how it works.

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Google Tag Manager and cookie consent | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

With Cookiebot CMP, you can easily make your use of Google Tag Manager GDPR compliant. Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP) is a featured community CMP Template in Google Tag Manager. Find the Cookiebot CMP standard tag in the GTM Community Template Gallery, to control all third-party tags on your website based on the consent state of your end-users. In this blogpost, learn about Google Tag Manager, cookie consent and GDPR compliance with the Cookiebot CMP tag.

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Cookie notices – the front of digital transparency

Complete transparency builds trust between a website and its users, between the people and the internet: our digital infrastructure. The intersection of trust online is the cookie notice, cookie banner or cookie consent – it’s a flashlight on the dark corners, a pair of x-ray glasses mapping out the otherwise hidden anatomy of online tracking. If it is allowed to be. The GDPR and ePrivacy are legal enforcements of the right to privacy, but the cookie notice is the actual lock on your virtual front door.

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California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

The California Consumer Privacy Act took effect on January 1, 2020. It makes California the frontier of data privacy law in the United States. The CCPA empowers California residents with new rights over the data they generate everyday and forces businesses to change the way they handle personal information. Cookiebot CMP offers full CCPA compliance. Read more here.

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European Privacy Laws | GDPR & ePrivacy Directive | US Compliance

The EU privacy laws consist of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Electronic Privacy Directive (ePD), also known as the ePrivacy Directive or simply the “EU cookie law”. They control the flow of data on the EU continent and form the strongest data protection framework in the world.

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New UK-GDPR law after Brexit | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

The UK left the EU on December 31, 2021. After Brexit, the UK is no longer regulated domestically by the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which governs processing of personal data from inviduals inside the EU. Instead, the UK now has its own version known as the UK-GDPR (United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation). The new UK-GDPR took effect on January 31, 2020. In this blogpost, we take a look at the “new” UK data law.

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NOYB’s cookie banner complaints | Guide to make your cookie banner GDPR compliant with Cookiebot CMP

On May 31 2021, privacy group NOYB led by Max Schrems filed over 500 draft complaints to websites in the EU for using unlawful cookie banners. Using a new tool that can determine the GDPR compliance of a website’s consent flow, NOYB aims to file up to 10,000 complaints by the end of 2021 in a large-scale push to simplify cookie consent to a clear yes/no answer. Cookiebot consent management platform (CMP) comes with strict standard settings that automatically provides your website with a fully GDPR compliant cookie banner. Does your website’s cookie banner live up to the GDPR’s requirements? See our comprehensive guide for making your cookie banner GDPR compliant and scan your website for free to find and control all cookies.

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WordPress compliance with GDPR/ePR and CCPA

WordPress is a hugely popular website management tool. You might yourself use WordPress as a tool for your website. But is your WordPress website compliant with the GDPR/ePR and CCPA? Try the Cookiebot CMP WordPress plugin for consent management for free today.

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Cookie solutions: software as a service for transparency | GDPR/CCPA solutions

A sense of dizziness might occur when the dimensions of online privacy issues are reflected on. It’s understandable to feel both disoriented and defenseless. A cookie solution is a vital, local tool to take back control of our online lives from big third-party ad tech companies, but this requires the will of website owners to be responsible for their users’ data. With that responsibility comes the need for honest solutions. Cookiebot is such a solution. It’s a GDPR/ePR and CCPA compliant way of managing cookie consent. It’s a software-as-a-service, installed on your website directly from the cloud to give the user a choice of consent.

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You can’t hide from Cookiebot CMP

If you think clearing your browser cookies is enough to prevent you from being monitored, think again. The tracking industry is always coming up with new methods, and now it’s even possible to recognise users via hidden ultrasound signals in ads and browser shadow data.

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Why choose Cookiebot CMP?

Cookiebot CMP launched out of Denmark in 2012 on a mission to protect privacy and make the Internet a safe and respectful environment based on transparency and consent. Today, Cookiebot CMP is the world’s leading consent management platform built around a powerful scanning technology that automatically detects and controls all cookies and trackers on your website. Wondering why you should choose Cookiebot CMP? Here are five great reasons!

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Privacy policy | GDPR-compliant privacy policy | Privacy policy generators

The privacy policy is one of the most essential legal requirements for websites. Even if you just have a small business or a blog with no income at all, you might be surprised to discover that you still need a privacy policy.

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Is my use of HubSpot GDPR and CCPA compliant?

HubSpot helps you manage your inbound marketing with a detailed insight into your existing and potential customers. With the Cookiebot CMP App in HubSpot, your website can become GDPR and CCPA compliant.

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Consent management and GDPR/ePR | Compliance with Cookiebot CMP

With the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation from May 2018, obtaining proper user consent before tracking any of their data is more important than ever. But what does it take for your consent management solution to be compliant with applicable legislations on data protection and privacy? What are the requirements, and how can you make sure that your management of consents is fully compliant?

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How to achieve GDPR compliance | GDPR Checklists |

In this article, we’ll map out the topic of GDPR compliance, provide you with several GDPR checklists, discuss the requirements for GDPR cookie compliance and enlighten you on your legal and ethical responsibilities as a website owner and/or operator under the new law of the digital lands.

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GDPR UPDATE – Year One

ONE YEAR has passed since the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect on May 25, 2018. A helicopter view of the situation a year later reveals both challenges and promises to its enforcement and effects. Here is a GDPR anniversary update!

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Cookiebot CMP report: Hidden tracking of citizens on EU government and health sector websites

When EU citizens visit their governments online, or when they access public health service resources about sensitive issues such as pregnancy, sexual health, cancer or mental illness, more than 100 commercial companies are systemically and invisibly tracking them. Once collected, this data can be resold via data brokers to organizations both in- and outside the advertising industry.

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Cookie texts and cookie messages in the age of the privacy paradox

Your website uses cookies and other tracking technology. This is no secret. But how you choose to communicate this fact to your users makes a world of difference. It is not just about GDPR and CCPA compliance, it is about respecting the private, autonomous lives of your users. It’s also about what image you communicate of yourself and your domain to your visitors: are you one to help protect their personal data or are you one to pass them on to third-parties with hidden intentions? The privacy paradox is real, science shows. The burden of protecting user privacy shouldn’t be left on their shoulders, but rather thought of as an integral part of your website upon arrival.

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Cookie scanner – revealer of hidden tracking

The Internet has more dimensions than you can see. Even your own website has dimensions that are not immediately visible to you, and in these secret grey spaces hide trackers and intruders that see everything and remember all. Here, no privacy exists. But there is a way to make these dimensions visible, and to cast a light on the hundreds of potential trackers that lie in hiding on your website and invade your users’ privacy. The technology is called a cookie scanner, and the Cookiebot CMP cookie scanner finds all cookies and all online trackers – every single one.

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Cookie scripts – the locks on your virtual house

If you are not a developer, as I am not, the best way to understand this tech world is sometimes through metaphors. They risk simplifying things, sure, but they also lend us perspective on the rampant surveillance capitalism of the ad tech industry that can otherwise be hard to fathom. So here’s a metaphor: a “cookie script” is a lock on the front door of your website that enables you to control powerful strangers, who’d like to eavesdrop on your users for profit. A “cookie script” is a very technical thing, but it is also very simple: your user protection against the titanic ad tech industry. Cookiebot CMP is such a cookie solution.

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Cookie disclaimers vs. cookie consent | Cookiebot CMP

Cookie disclaimers and cookie banners are not the same thing. Sure, you could use the words interchangeably, but there’s a big difference between the two when it comes to compliancy with the existing European data protection law – the General Data Protection Regulation – and the various national interpretations of the ePrivacy Directive 2009.

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Google sets industry standard on cookie consent

Google now requires full cookie compliance of all ad partners and points at Cookiebot CMP as a solution. Meanwhile, thousands of Italian websites has taken Cookiebot CMP in use since June, when the authorities began to enforce the Cookie Law.

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Cookie control – stronger cookie control in EU and US

Efforts to regulate online surveillance and protect digital privacy has crystalized in the EU as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in the US as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). In this blogpost, we look at cookie control in the EU and US, including the EDPB guidelines for valid consent in the EU, privacy-friendly web browsers and consent management platforms.

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