What is a cookie
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (eg a computer or smartphone) when the user accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions. Cookies are used by virtually all modern websites.
Users must be given the option to consent or refuse to accept cookies. Cookies must be deactivated until that consent is given. The exception is for cookies considered Strictly Necessary, such as cookies that are set when a user logs into a site and that are required to ‘remember’ this fact.
The only way to fully comply with the new GDPR restrictions on cookies is to set up a ‘granular’ cookie consent bar. This enables users to refuse certain types of cookie – for example analytics cookies or marketing cookies.
GDPR demands that specific document is provided, detailing which cookies are set by your site, and what they do.
Our GDPR-compliant cookie consent package includes three key components:
- GDPR compliant cookie consent function to allow the visitor to choose which types of cookies are set, in compliance with GDPR regulations.
- SSL certificate installed and configured for your site.