Cookies are a potential privacy risk, because they are able to track, store and share user behaviour.
The EU law on personal data, the General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR), gives website visitors the right to receive specific, up-to date information on what data is registered about them at all times, for what purpose, and where in the world it is sent (along with the possibility to prevent it from happening).
- What types of cookies are set,
- How long they persist on your user’s browser,
- What data they track,
- For what purpose (functionality, performance, statistics, marketing, etc.),
- Where the data is sent and with whom it is shared,
- How to reject cookies, and how to subsequently change the status regarding the cookies.
- Firstly, cookies tend to change often. This means that the policy, having to be updated and correct, also must be revised accordingly.
- Secondly, cookies operate out of sight. Most website owners don’t even know themselves, what cookies are in operation on their own website.
- Thirdly, the majority of the cookies in operation on a website are usually set by third parties, i.e. have another provenance than the website itself.
Therefore, it can be hard to have a complete overview at all times of the cookies in operation on your website, what information they gather, for what purpose, and where in the world the data goes to.
Read more about cookies in our introduction Internet Cookies – What are they and what do they do?
Cookiebot is one of the only fully GDPR-compliant cookie solutions on the market.
We enable you to take care of all that is cookie-related on your website, so that you can have peace of mind, knowing that your website complies with the regulations.