Newsletter 2023/05

App crawls now also possible

consentmanager has had a cookie crawler for some time now, which can be used to check one’s own website / webshop for data protection compliance and to uncover weak points in the implementation of the DSGVO when using a cookie banner.
DSGVO compliance is not limited to websites and online shops. Mobile apps or TV devices also process personal data. In order to check the DSGVO compliance of apps, consentmanager now offers the technical possibility to crawl apps.
This means more security for your visitors and customers in the future and makes you more trustworthy as an app provider and ensures more transparency from a data protection perspective.

The GDPR turns 5: Watch out for these 5 trends in data protection

The GDPR turns 5! With the 5th anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation coming up on 25 May this year, we take a look ahead at the key upcoming trends in data protection for businesses and individuals. We discuss five key trends including data ethics, data protection for children, the rise of data localisation laws, the expansion of the right to be forgotten and increased enforcement of data protection laws. Keep an eye on these trends and proactively implement best practices.
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Webinar video: TCF Policy 3.5 vs. 4.0 – New changes you need to know about

The digital advertising industry has seen many changes in recent years, particularly on privacy and data protection. The Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) was introduced to address these concerns and bring a standardised approach to data governance.
In this webinar, the TCF Governance Board looks at the new changes to the latest version of TCF Policy 4.0 compared to TCF Policy 3.5 to address concerns raised by the Belgian Data Protection Authority and other data protection authorities. You can watch the webinar here:
Read the full article and watch the video:

Announcement: TCF v2.2 support

The IAB will release the Version 2.2 in this month. IAB TCF v2.1 (current version) will officially be deprecated from September 2023. consentmanager will implement the changes that are required for TCF v2.2 by June 2023 (Update 15th of June) giving clients the option to manually switch from TCF v2.1 to v2.2. Clients that did not switch manually by September 2023 will be automatically switched.
We will publish more information on what the difference between the TCF versions are in our next newsletter but for most clients, the changes will be minor and not affect the normal website flow.

That was the OMR23 in Hamburg

Two exciting and action-packed days of OMR23 have come to an end. Our sales team had their hands full trying to cope with the rush of visitors. Not only were cookies eaten, but there was also a lively exchange about cookie banners, data protection & co. at our stand. This shows once again how high the need for knowledge exchange on this topic still is.
In this context, consentmanager would like to thank all visitors, customers and partners for their lively interest and for finding their way to us.
It was an exciting event for us to exhibit with our own stand at #OMR23 for the first time, and not the last time either.
A special thanks also goes to the great team from (also part of the family), with whom we rocked our joint stand. Together it was even more fun!

REMINDER: Code change necessary / abolition of old codes

We would like to inform you once again that some important code changes will soon be necessary. The first step has already been taken with the last updates. We have started to remove old codes.
You can read about what you need to consider in the following article:

Further optimisations and adjustments in May

In May there were, among other things, the following minor innovations and changes:
Problems with Adobe Consent Mode and autoblocking have been fixed. In addition, the list of providers is now displayed in alphabetical order. This also applies to customised providers. Similarly, the various design templates are now sorted in A-Z order. Display problems with the TikTok preview were fixed and adjustments to Shopware and Magento 2.4.6 plugin were made.
Further innovations and optimisations can be found in the complete release log:

Release Log

  • Prevent button drag on SDK
  • Risk report timeline fix
  • CMP not recognized on re-login
  • Added CMP ID & type on file names for code download
  • Added CMP old code usage info on new client
  • Added export cookielist to new client
  • Vendorslist ordered A-Z in cookielist add vendor
  • IAB/TCF note hidden for non-IAB CMPs
  • Highlighted info if counts (vendors, purposes, cookies) are empty (CMP modal, new client)
  • Added links to CMP modal infos (vendors, cookies, purposes)
  • Disabled certain menu links if CMP creation process
  • Added new macros for reject/accept links
  • Fixed logo size to be 1:1 on recall icon
  • Default designs moved to end of list (Design modal)
  • Designs sorted A-Z (Design modal)
  • Added support for giosg
  • Added possibility to change controller&DPO via client side config vars
  • Fixed issue with TikTokPreview
  • Fixed issue setting 3rd Cookies with disabled CS/LS
  • Fixed issue with autoblocking <link refl=alternative> Elements
  • Fixed issue with Adobe Consent Mode sat_track cookie
  • Fixed issue design preview (new client)
  • Speeded up new client (dynamic images)
  • Fixed issue with infinite reload
  • Fixed issue with design save btn (new design)
  • Fixed placeholders (new design)
  • CMP wizard reworked (new design)
  • Plugin update: Magento 2.4.6 compatible
  • Plugin update: Shopware added custom HTML/JavaScript option

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