It is a statement to your website visitors about what cookies are active on your website, what user data they store, for what purpose they do so, and where this data goes (worldwide).
What does a cookie statement say?
First, it is good to explain what kinds of cookies exist. Broadly speaking, there are three types of cookies:
1. Functional cookies: cookies with purely technical functionality that make the website work properly.
2. Third-party analytical cookies: cookies that track your browsing behavior, such as Google Analytics.
2. Tracking cookies set by a third party (advertiser). Thus, the advertiser recognizes you when you visit your website involving that advertiser. For example, these cookies can track browsing behavior and build a specific profile by these parties.
There is often an option for visitors to accept or reject cookies. Refusing to do so is not always convenient, as it may prevent the website from working properly. Therefore, it is good that you offer customers cookies a choice, allowing them to selectively allow cookies if necessary by allowing only functional cookies, for example.
In addition to a cookie statement, this tool also allows you to set a privacy statement .
The privacy statement, also known as a privacy statement, provides an overview to users of the website how personal data is processed. This allows the visitor to determine whether or not to enter into an agreement with you, or to use your services.
Website users can decide whether his or her personal information should be shared with the organization based on this information. In addition, the website owner can use the privacy notice to demonstrate compliance with the information requirement.
The privacy statement includes who is the contact person for the website, what personal data they process, for what purpose and how long they keep the data.
A handy tool for both a cookie statement and privacy statement is CookieCode.
You can purchase this tool on a subscription basis and the creators will take all the worry out of your hands. This tool scans website continuously which blocks tracking cookies. Cookies are deployed only when visitors give permission. Also with new cookies, CookieCode automatically updates your cookie notification, cookie and privacy statement.
You can easily implement the cookie notification in your website:
- via Cookiecode’s WordPress plugin;
- via the Google Tag Manager;
- You can put the CookieCode script in the website.
After the introduction of the cookie notification, CookieCode ensures that the visitor’s choice is stored, every 24 hours the cookie notification is updated, a visitor has an overview of the cookies, and tracking cookies are not placed until the visitor has given permission.
CookieCode’s lawyers customize the privacy and cookie statement and cookie banner for your website.
And after that, your website is AVG-proof!