Pay Attention To Your COOKIE Notice And PRIVACY Policy - It Is The LAW

Last Update: May 6, 2022

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Wealthy Affiliate Keeps You On Your Toes


There is never a dull moment in Wealthy Affiliate (WA). Our community keeps you on your toes.

Not everything may be covered in our overflowing barrels of training and classes. However, you can bet a million dollars that, if it isn't in one of those barrels, someone will write a blog about it or ask a question that you have been meaning to ask.

Let me say "thank you" to Valerie for helping me by doing just that this week. Valerie has been a WA member since July 2014 - 8 years, this year.

Have A Cookie


I am not a lover of cookies but I have welcomed them to my website.

Today, Valerie asked our WA community: "Is a Cookie Bar Essential On a Website?"

As always, our members dived in and provided everything that we need to know. In his comment, Richard, (@richardgb) noted that this is usually covered in your Privacy Policy.

All is good so far.

Prince Partha, in his earlier comment, noted that the Cookie Policy is actually a legal requirement in the UK while there is "no such Federal requirement in the US", except maybe in California.

Cookie Explanation In Your Privacy Policy


Prince Partha also noted that an explanation of your use of Cookies is usually contained in your Privacy Policy. To be sure, have a quick check as most people do a copy and paste with their Privacy Policy.

Ensure that you read it carefully and know what it contains.

If you want to know more about the legalities and requirements of Cookies, feel free to Google, "Cookie Law".

And, as Partha reminded us, your website content could be viewed and read by visitors from anywhere in the world, so err on the side of caution. Make sure that you are on the right side of the (Cookie) law.

Privacy Policy - Page Or Post?


Just to be sure, check to see if your Privacy Policy is a Page or a Post. In doing my audit, I realised that mine was a Post. I cannot remember doing that but clearly, I did.

In updating it, I inserted a Table of Contents.


It makes the important subjects stand out and easily accessible to every visitor. Although a small change, it will enhance my visitors' User Experience (UX) on my website and build credibility.

If you want to know how to change a Post to a Page, Jamie (@Biggsta), another long-standing WA member, did a very effective training using the Post Type Switcher plugin and you can access it HERE.

Wishing you a Happy TGIF!

Cassi


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Yes, always a good idea to actually read the contents of your copy and paste or internally-generated legal pages. I've always done mine as pages, though I seem to recall the early WA training telling you to do them as posts, though maybe that was just the About Me (which I also do as a page). As you point out, it's easy enough to swap between the two.

In my humble opinion, Phil, Page is best for these types of posts.

Clear, direct, no-nonsense communication.

I also take some time to review and update according to my traffic flow.

Thank you for sharing.
Cassi

Yes, I think the only reason WA recommends posts is to give newbies something to see immediately on their home page displaying the blogroll.

That may be quite true, Phil.

I did not think of it.

Cassi

This is great to know Cassi and thanks for sharing. Do you know if what we're told in the training regarding the "privacy policy" page is enough...I believe this was taught as something we could just cut and paste onto our sites. Now I'm wondering if it's not enough.

Susan

On this website, I also have the template used by WA, Susan.

It does cover everything that we need to have.
However, I noticed that I am getting a lot of traffic from Europe, Australia and NZ.
After doing some research on their laws, I decided to tighten the Policy.

You never know where your traffic is going to come from so it is best to err on the side of caution.

Hope this helps.
Cassi

I tend to agree with your perspective on this, Cassi. The more safeguards, the better :-)

Thanks for your help,
Susan

You are always welcome, Susan.

Great post, Cassi, especially with pointing out the various sources, too! I noticed that cookie bar post and had not yet read it...

Thanks for reminding us!

Rudy

You are very welcome, Rudy.

It was timely for my Website Audit.

Thank you.
Cassi

The privacy policy is an early lesson. Hopefully, everyone will learn from the lesson.

An important one too, Jim.

Thanks for sharing.
Cassi

Using privacy settings from site content. Covers all.
Some plugins provide their own cookie page with details (handy with affiliate links or,woo commerce)

What cookie plugin,would you,recommend?

Thanks for adding
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Good question, Fleeky.

I am now deciding and will share when I make my selection.

Many thanks.
Cassi

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