Every website needs cookies in order to function. Some cookies are essential for the general running of the website and some cookies. combined with unique identifiers, are used to identify the website visitor for marketing purpose and to track the activity of the user during and after their visit to the website.
By law, all website users have the right to decide their cookie preference settings, this gives the user more control of their personal data privacy online and how the personal information collected from them will be used.
The purpose of these notice's are different. A Privacy Notice explains the different ways you collect and manage a user's personal data. A Privacy Notice explains: the personal information you collect from the user, your purpose for processing, if you share the users personal data with third parties, how long you keep the users personal data for and the rights of the user to make a Subject Access Request (DSAR).
CookieScan makes compliance with Cookie requirements easy!
CookieScan will carry out a scan of all the cookies operating on your site, our database will automatically categories your cookies, and build you own compliant Cookie Notice and Cookie Banner for your website. This platform will regularly update your cookies descriptions if they change and the use of our portal will help you easily manage your account.
What does GDPR say about cookies?
The EU cookie law takes into account GDPR's standards for consent, which means that cookie explicit consent is needed for certain cookies that are put onto a users browser and you are required to maintain a record of the consent given by the user.
Get all you consent worries out of the way by using CookieScan. CookieScan will collect the consent provided by your website users and record them for you. If needed you can request the consent log for your site, very handy if you have to defend your company against a wrongful marketing complaint.
Are cookies personal data under GDPR?
Cookie requirements differ around the world based on the Laws and requirements in each jurisdiction. Lets have a look at the rules on cookie consent in some major markets around the world.
Canada has two main privacy Laws. The first is the Personal Information Protection and Electrical Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the second is the Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Both laws do not require cookie consent as long as proper information and an opt-out process are provided for the user.
South and Central America
Most countries are a grey area for cookie consent, many privacy laws in south and central America do not reference cookies but do require personal data to be collected with express consent. On the other hand, the Federal Law on the Protection of Personal Data in Mexico, require cookie consent and a full cookie notice.
If your target audience is located in any of these jurisdictions then you need to ensure your website cookies are complying with these laws. The best option is to ensure your website has a Cookie Notice and Cookie Banner to comply with cookie consent. Get all you consent worries out of the way by using CookieScan. CookieScan will collect the cookie consent provided by your website users and record them for you. If needed you can request the consent log for your site, very handy if you have to defend your company against a wrongful marketing complaint.
- what types of cookies are set
- how long they stay on a users browser (session, persistent etc)
- what data they track from the user
- the categories of personal information collected
- for what purpose (functionality, performance, statistics, marketing etc)
- where the data is sent and with whom it is shared (which third parties it is shared with)
- how to reject cookies, and how to change the users preferences regarding the cookies.
What is the difference between a Notice and a Policy? Simply, a Policy is an internal document focused on informing employees of internal procedures, whereas a Notice is an external document telling customers and other website visitors what your organisational procedures are. In this instance, you would have a Cookie Notice on your website that informs website visits how cookies are used on the site, what data they collect, and how long the cookie is stored on a users device. We would call this a Notice as it is external and targeted at website visitors and customers.
To get you on track to cookie compliance, CookieScan makes compliance with Cookie requirements easy! CookieScan will carry out a scan of all the cookies operating on your site, our database will automatically categories your cookies, and build you own compliant Cookie Notice and Cookie Banner for your website.
CookieScan will collect the cookie consent provided by your website users when they choose their cookie preferences and record them for you. If needed you can request the consent log for your site, very handy if you have to defend your company against a wrongful marketing complaint. This platform will regularly update your cookies descriptions if they change and the use of our portal will help you easily manage your account.