Is Your Website GDPR Compliant?

Are you worried about your website’s GDPR cookie compliance? Look no further! Our expert team is here to help ensure that your website is fully compliant with the latest GDPR cookie regulations.

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Did you know?

GDPR was formally introduced through the EU in May 2018. The law requires all visitors to a website to consent before their personal data can be collected and processed by that company. 

The study, titled ‘Dark Patterns after the GDPR’ saw researchers from MIT, UCL and Aarhus University trawl through 10,000 websites. The research found that just 11.8% of these websites met “the minimal requirements that we set based on Europeans law”.

Sites trawled
met minimal compliance requirements
1 %
Were not compliant
1 %

Digitize is here to help

We understand that navigating the complexities of GDPR compliance can be overwhelming and time-consuming. That’s why we offer a comprehensive GDPR cookie compliance service that takes care of everything for you.

Our team will conduct a thorough audit of your website to identify any non-compliant cookies, implement cookie consent management tools, and provide ongoing support to ensure your website remains GDPR compliant.

FAQs about GDPR Compliance for websites

What is GDPR and who does it apply to?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, it is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It applies to all businesses, regardless of their location, that process data of EU citizens.

What are the key GDPR compliance requirements for websites?

Websites must obtain explicit consent from individuals before collecting and processing their data. They must also provide individuals with the right to access, modify, and delete their data. Websites must implement data protection policies and procedures to ensure personal data is protected and handled responsibly.

What kind of data is covered under GDPR?

GDPR covers all personal data such as name, address, email, phone number, identification numbers, location data, and online identifiers like IP addresses.

How can I ensure my website is GDPR compliant?

o ensure your website is GDPR compliant, you can implement measures such as obtaining explicit consent from individuals before collecting and processing their data, implementing data protection policies and procedures, providing individuals with the right to access, modify, and delete their data, and working with a GDPR compliance consultant.

What are the consequences of non-compliance with GDPR?

Non-compliance with GDPR can result in hefty fines. The maximum penalty for non-compliance is up to €20 million or 4% of a company’s global revenue, whichever is higher.

Can I transfer personal data outside of the EU?

Yes, you can transfer personal data outside of the EU as long as you have appropriate safeguards in place. This includes standard contractual clauses, binding corporate rules, and adequacy decisions.

Why use a Consent Management Platform?

Consent management platforms (CMPs) deal with – as their name implies – the control of user consent on websites regarding the collection and handling of personal information, often through cookies and third-party trackers. There are many different consent management platforms for websites to use in order to obtain compliance with the data privacy laws, each with a different technology for managing user consent.

Ensure all cookies are accounted for

Cookies and trackers on your websites can be close to impossible to find and control without a consent management platform

72% of cookies are hidden inside other trackers – so-called trojan horses.

18% of cookies hide even deeper within other tracker, sometimes loaded by eight other cookies.

50% of trojan horses will change upon repeated visits by users on your website.

Source: Beyond the Front Page, a 2020 study of more than ten thousand websites and their cookies.

Automate the consent process

A consent management platform doesn’t put the responsibility of protecting privacy on the shoulders of end-users – rather, as required by the EU’s GDPR, UK’s GDPR and more data privacy laws, a consent management platform helps websites make their own privacy framework compliant.

With a consent management platform, you are in full control of which cookies are set on your website – instead of leaving it up to your users to opt in and out of hundreds of third-party cookie providers.

Consent is documented and saved for end users automatically - so you don't have to do anything!

Document the results

Most consent management platforms come with reporting functionality in the back end of their platforms to track when consent is given by a user which is anonymised. This information can be used to demonstrate your compliance if ever challenged.

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Don’t risk hefty fines or loss of customer trust by neglecting your website’s GDPR cookie compliance. Let us take care of it for you. Contact us today to learn more about our GDPR cookie compliance services.

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