What you need to know about GDPR and consent management

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Are you familiar with all the details when it comes to ensuring compliance with the guidelines for consent management in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) issued by the European Union back in 2018?

If not, read on and learn what to focus on.

How to get valid consent in accordance with GDPR

There are many things that go in to ensuring proper consent management.

Among other things, you must keep these things below in mind when you want to adhere to the GDPR guidelines and ensure valid consent:

  • It must be clear what the consent is about and how the data will be used once collected.
  • You must hold back all data until the consent process is through.
  • You must securely store all information so you can always document that consent was given.
  • You must give users a way to withdraw their consent at any time.
  • You must renew consent at least once a year (but check local guidelines as more frequent renewal is required in some countries).

Sounds like a hassle, doesn’t it?

Well, if you think it does, luckily there are ways to ensure all these things easily without you having to worry about important details slipping through your fingers.

Automatic cookie consent on websites

One way to secure easy management of cookie consent is by installing a consent management platform on your website.

Cookiebot is among those companies that offer the kind of software that takes care of everything in relation to consent management so you can focus on more important and interesting things in your business.

With Cookiebot software installed on your website, you can rest assured that all cookies are paused until consent has been given, and that users get the information about data collection and storage they are legally required to get – and that they can take back their consent at any time.

All in all, Cookiebot takes care of everything so you don’t need to worry about GDPR compliance.

How does consent management software work?

With Cookiebot’s consent management software installed on your website, your visitors and users will see a cookie consent banner the first time they visit your website, no matter what page they land on.

The banner then asks for cookie consent in accordance with the guidelines, and afterwards it saves the information for 12 months as a default, after which it pops up again for the annual consent renewal.

All data and information is collected and stored in encrypted form so everything is handled anonymously in accordance with the guidelines.

It couldn’t get much easier than this, now – could it?

What is Cookiebot?

Cookiebot is a piece of software designed for installation on websites to secure valid cookie consent management in accordance with the European GDPR law.

The software is being updated continuously, so users can always depend on Cookiebot to have their backs in terms of GDPR compliance and cookie consent.

Visit cookiebot.com to learn more.