I have read all of the excellent posts and training here about being GDPR compliant.

I have implemented two actions I believed would be sufficient to be compliant based on my reading.

I generated a Cookies policy using https://cookiepolicygenerator.com/generator which I added to my privacy policy.

I also installed a cookie plugin, https://wordpress.org/plugins/cookie-notice/
which informs all visitors about cookies by displaying a message at the bottom of the page, stating, "We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it." followed by an OK button. The message stays visible at the bottom of the page until the visitor clicks OK.

However when I used Cookiebot - https://www.cookiebot.com to test whether my website is GDPR compliant I received the thumbs down.

According to their documentation ALL the following is required to be compliant:

1) Clear and specific information about data types and purpose of the cookies.
2) Full documentation of all consent given.
3) The possibility that users can opt to reject superfluous cookies and still use the website.
4) The possibility that users can withdraw their consent whenever they want.

CookieBot offers to assist of course. They have a free option if you have one domain as long as you have less than 100 subpages otherwise you have to pay.

So is this really necessary? Is anybody using CookieBot on the free plan? Feedback?

I thought I was across this topic but now I am more confused. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.



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Steven-A Premium
good question
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TRPEng Premium
Hello Mark. I used Loes and MozMary's tutorials. If its good enough for them its good enough for me. I am done thinking about it as I spent a lot of time on this.
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MarkBa Premium
I have followed those tutorials as well and thought I had implemented what Loes recommends on my website but there seems to be more I am missing. I agree like you that I have spent enough time on this already but when it comes to the law we each have to take full responsibility for what we have or haven't done so I think it's worth checking.
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TRPEng Premium
Hey Mark. I also upgraded my privacy policy. There must be an official document somewhere describing the necessary actions. That should be researched.
Trevor
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TRPEng Premium
Mark maybe you will find this interesting.
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MarkBa Premium
Thanks Trevor. I'll give that a read. Like you I am a bit over how time consuming this is becoming. :)
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dbriley Premium
I am going to follow this as I am curious about the CookieBot.
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MarkBa Premium
I hope we all learn more and gets things clarified.
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kehaiz1 Premium
I am a silent interested party. Reason is am less informed in these matters. I am eagerly following your discussions please.
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MarkBa Premium
Good idea Kwamina.
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james57 Premium
I want to know and understand clearly what's all about cookiebot.
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MarkBa Premium
Me too James.
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