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The EU cookie law is a peculiar law that applies to any website serving to visitors in the EU. Visitors first have to give consent to store cookies.

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Are cookie warnings still required under the EU cookie law?

Is it still required to provide a cookie warning offering users the ability to opt in/out of cookie tracking? I cannot find any official advice on what we are supposed to be doing. I'm not looking ...
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Does the EU cookie law apply to an EU site that is hosted outside of the EU?

I have been reading up about this EU cookie law, and have also had in depth conversations with my girlfriend who is a solicitor/lawyer and with colleagues while building websites. While we are now ...
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Google Analytics and the EU cookie directive. Who will fall foul of the law? Google or the developer?

So Google uses cookies when performing its usual duties of tracking users on a website. That is just it though; Google are setting the cookies and not your website as such. This is by virtue of the ...
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Has the EU sued any site(s) yet for not complying with their cookie "law"?

EUROPA websites must follow the Commission's guidelines on privacy and data protection and inform users that cookies are not being used to gather information unnecessarily. - source Many people find ...
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Are session cookies exempt from consent under GDPR?

Session cookies - cookies that last only for the duration of the current session - are arguably not a tracking tool under the spirit of the EU's data protection efforts. Under old EU cookie rules, ...
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Where to store users consent (EU cookie law)

We are legally obliged in a few months to obtain consent from users to allow us to store any cookies on the users PC. My query is, what would be the most effective way of storing this consent to ...
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Is it required to list each cookie by name to comply with EU/UK Cookie Laws?

Some sites appear to list each cookie exhaustively, others (the majority) state only how they are used, and how a user may clear them. Do you need to list each cookie by name, together with what it ...
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Should I hide the content inside the cookies law compliance banner from search engines?

I am working on my first website.I am working on the last steps before deploying it. Now I am facing the law compliance requirements. Right now it is mandatory by GDPR to show the cookies compliance ...
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Cookie consent overlay - Does it affect SEO?

I have a german website with Adsense integrated. To meet Google's compliance requirements, I ask users to accept cookies for personal advertising. To achieve this, I created an overlay which stays in ...
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Do i need User consent for Google Analytics to be GDPR complaint

I am using GA on website as everyone out there does same. In order to be GDPR complaint i had used "https://cookie-script.com" script to for user consent for one of my website and i notice for last ...
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Who is affected by the EU cookie law?

Every source on the web keeps telling me what the cookie law is, but not whether I have to obey it or not. So I'm asking here: who must obey the cookie law? Is a website hosted by a server physically ...
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MediaWiki and EU cookie consent

I own a MediaWiki website that is showing Google AdSense. As of September 30th 2015 AdSense requires compliance with the EU cookie law. The Google Adsense Team is pointing to https://www.google.com/...
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Must cookie consent banner prevent site working?

I realized some types of cookie consent banners: a bar on the top or bottom of the page, with informations and options to select. The page remains interactive, user can browse menu and so on. a popup ...
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Is a cookie notice required on a personal web site that uses cookies?

I want to know if I need a cookie notice on my personal, non-commercial, USA-based website. My site requires people to register if they want to see all of the site’s content. I use cookies so that ...
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Customizing Google AdSense "Privacy and Cookie Settings" popup

I am using Google AdSense's default GDPR consent message. Yet after clicking the consent button, users get this annoying permanent popup on the left bottom corner: Is it possible to move this div to ...
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Cookie consent message needed for web game high score?

I'm making an online word game and I want to use a cookie to store the user's high score so it will always show it when they play the game, not just for the session. To comply with the EU GDPR do I ...
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GDPR cookies, do I need to store consent serverside?

Seven years ago: Where to store users consent (EU cookie law) Now: A new GDPR approaches on the websphere.... So now with the GDPR coming in effect next month I'm faced with a cookie law question ...
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Is it valid to use a single cookie consent for multiple domains?

Many cookie consent services – for example SecurePrivacy, CookieBot, and CookiePro – allow "cross-domain" consent, where consenting with cookie usage on one domain will imply consent on ...
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How to offer a cookie opt in/out to users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google Analytics and the EU cookie directive. Who will fall foul of the law? Google or the developer? I intend to use Google Analytics, and as I understand it I will need to ...
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Make Google Tag Manager' tags GDPR compliant

How to make tags in Google Tag Manager GDPR-compliant without using 3rd party services like CookieBot? I have a custom "We use cookies" popup and GTM set up. I need to understand how to ...
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Does GDPR replace EU cookie notice policy?

From what I understand GDPR says you are not allowed to store user identification information such us IP, name. But I could use cookies for user experience. For example I can track visited page ...
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Which country's privacy policy is applicable to my website?

I'm searching a lot but, I am getting different opinions from different sources. Some internet sources are saying, privacy policy applicable to country where your websites's data center (hosted) is, ...
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Would blocking all EU traffic (to comply with EU cookie law) have unexpected consequences such as crawlers or SEO?

I work for a non-profit in the United States. We are looking at implementing re-targeting, however, our legal department is concerned about us violating "EU Cookie Law". We are a local non-profit ...
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GDPR - 3rd party compliant contact form

My website features trips and tours from various travel operators. The customer, my website visitor, is able to access the tour operator's profile page and contact them directly with any questions or ...
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What does cookie opt-out mean in the context of the EU Cookie Law?

The site of Cookie Consent tells me that in Germany, I need to offer an opt-out on cookies. That, however, is impossible, as any decision made by the visitor has to be recorded in a cookie or it's ...
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What does "Slightly longer" mean in EU cookie law?

Since my site serves worldwide users, I feel it must comply with EU laws, especially the cookie law. I have some things on my site that uses cookies to save user settings, but on the EU laws page at ...
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Cookie consent for promocode

We have an ecommerce site, and the promocode the user provides on the shopping bag is stored as a session cookie. Is this considered a strictly necessary cookie? If the user rejects non-essential ...
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What is the effect/downside of making GA use session cookies (_ga cookies expire 0 sec)

If I make the cookies used by Google Analytics session cookies (ie they expire when you close the browser, instead of 2 years), what is the effect on the reports? Would it show repeat visitors as new ...
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How to disable cookies on my weebly website?

I have a website built with Weebly. It is just a simple static webpage. It seems to me that this kind of site doesn't require any kind of cookie, since there is no user log-in, no preference to be set,...
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How do I resolve the "IAB TC string" warning in AdSense for EU users?

I recently saw a warning in my Adsense dashboard: We've detected an issue on your IAB TC string on one or more of your sites or apps. These errors may affect your ability to serve ads to European ...
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GDPR: Checking if user falls under GDPR terms

I am a bit confused about what is the proper way to detect whether a user falls under GDPR laws. Most websites use IP geolocation for this purpose, but what if the user is traveling while visiting the ...
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Possible to legally display ads without consent from EU users?

The EU cookie law, I believe, requires the consent of EU user to place cookies. The ads that I know of on the website uses cookies. Is possible to legally display ads on website without consent from ...
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Is a cookie prompt needed for European company websites used only internally?

I am developing a web application that is only being used internally in a company (inside EU), and it is only for the employees. Do I have to show a message to the users that my application is using ...
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Is it against EU-law to load Google Tag Manager, if I don't do anything with it?

Question Can I load Google Tag Manager on my page, if I don't record any data before the cookie consent is given from the visitor? Context I have a WordPress installation, with a Vue frontend. I ...
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What requirements exist for a consent-free site?

What are requirements for a consent-free website? One said to me, just cookie-free isn't enough...
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Has the ruling in the EU regarding cookies changed to include the "only necessary" choice?

When the EU first introduced the cookie notifications, I seem to recall that web sites did pop up such notifications, but the options to disable data collection were often pretty hidden; the defaults ...
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When cookie consent for Google Analytics 4 in Google Sites will be enhanced to comply with European Union legislation? [duplicate]

In the Settings of a Google Site, it's possible to enable analytics and add Google Analytics 4 using a measurement ID. My concern is about the cookie consent dialog. For people accessing from the ...
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Ads receiving clicks, but not actual traffic (phantom clicks from multiple ad platforms)

I am not receiving ad traffic from Facebook ads, Google Search ads, or Reddit ads to my website any more, despite receiving clicks on my ads across all these platforms. This is according to multiple ...
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SEO and not accepted cookie banner

I have a generic question about SEO and cookies. Particularly when the site is hosted in the EU (like my private homepage). I'm currently redesigned my page and also improved the underlying PHP code. ...
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Has anyone ever got in legal trouble for not having those horrific "cookie warnings" on their site? [duplicate]

I know about some idiotic EU "law" that made every damn website add the most obnoxious garbage ever: a huge "warning" about how they are "using cookies", which doesn't let you do anything until you "...
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Google Analytics cookies _ga and _gid still appearing in Chrome after installing a GDPR consent plugin in WordPress

Trying to get my Wordpress blog into GDPR compliance. I've got most of my cookies under control with a consent plugin (Cookie Notice) but I'm concerned about Google Analytics cookies _ga and _gid, ...
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The info logged in my host servers

My website host logs information about users visiting my website such as number of visitors, ip addresses, their browser info, geographical info and all that standard stuff. How is this info collected?...
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Custom "cookie solution" [closed]

I'm working on a website for a client who owns a restaurant. I've just finished developing it and I'm working on the part relating to the privacy policy and related cookies. The cookies used by the ...
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Table that lists all local storage items used on site

According to the newest regulations and our law department each website our company owns/manages needs to have a page that lists all cookies and local storage items used on the site. I tried to find ...
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