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Why are cookie notices necessary?
Consent must be collected
- Although the GDPR does not specifically require a cookie notice, it has been incorporated into the ePrivacy regulation of local legislation in all countries in the EEA (European Economic Area; that is the EU + Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). Therefore, in all of these countries, the website owner must inform its visitors that they are setting cookies, from which providers they come and for what purpose (e.g. marketing or statistics).
In most cases, legislation requires that cookies can be rejected via an opt-out – in some cases, it is necessary for the user to actively accept cookies via an opt-in before they can be set. This opt-in is called cookie consent. Test our GDPR consent solution now!
- A “cookie notice” or “cookie banner” is an informational display on your website. There are many types and forms of cookie notice text; the most common form is a cookie banner at the bottom of the screen. It informs visitors about cookies and asks for consent. In order to make a website GDPR-compliant, a cookie notice should contain at least the following points:
- Information that cookies are being set
- Information that partners will also set cookies
- Information for general purposes
- An “Accept” button
- A “Decline” button (required in most cases)
- Further information on data processing on your website
- The partners active on your website
- A description of the purposes
- Information on which partners are pursuing which purposes
Cookie Notice vs Consent Management Provider CMP: What’s the Difference?
- While a cookie notice only focuses on cookies, a CMP is broader and also provides information on general data processing in order to meet the requirements of the GDPR.
- In some cases a “simple” cookie notice is sufficient for ePrivacy, but in most cases a consent management provider is a better choice for additional GDPR compliance.
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(When) Do I need a cookie notice?
Cookie notices are usually necessary when a company’s place of jurisdiction is in the EEA or the website has visitors from an EEA country. If you are unsure whether a cookie banner is necessary, you should contact your legal advisor. To be on the safe side, you should always create cookie notices.
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frequently asked Questions
Not sure if you need a CMP?
To help you with things like GDPR, CMP and consent, we’ve rounded up the most common questions here.
The cookie banner must appear immediately on the website, but must not cover the imprint. The options must be clearly stated, there must be no ticks next to the cookies – these are set by the user himself.
As much as many users and website operators would like to see this, the GDPR stipulates that the user must give their consent themselves. Accordingly, there must be no ticks next to the cookies, but must be set by the user himself.
In theory, you can do without cookies, but certain cookies are necessary for the website to function properly. Users can do without tracking cookies without it affecting their surfing experience.
The GDPR applies everywhere within the European Union. If you are based in the European Union, your website must be GDPR compliant. The same applies to websites that are registered in a country outside the EU but sell products or services to users in the EU.
Thanks to cookies, very good usability can be guaranteed, for example by storing access data. This means that the visitor can return to the online shop at a later point in time without having to re-enter the access data. In addition, marketing-related cookies allow the tracking and analysis of user behavior.
Please note that we cannot provide legal advice. Some points of this FAQ may also change over time or be interpreted differently by courts. That’s why you should always consult your lawyer!