Cookies and GDPR compliance have been on every online business owner’s lips for a while now. At Yola, we understand the importance of this matter, and it’s our duty to provide our users with a comfortable and cost-effective cookie-consent solution.
Last year, we released the cookie consent banner for Sitebuilder. And now we offer a new solution – a CookieBot Consent Management Platform (CMP) integration.
This integration is available for all our users for free.
In this post, we’ll explain what CookieBot is, why it’s crucial for GDPR compliance, and how it benefits you as a website owner.
What is CookieBot?
CookieBot is a cookie consent management solution that makes your website GDPR-compliant. It scans your website for cookies, creates a cookie declaration, and helps you obtain user consent. With CookieBot, you can easily implement the GDPR’s requirements for cookie consent without spending hours on manual work.
Why is CookieBot CMP important for GDPR compliance?
If your business operates in the European Union or collects personal data from EU residents, then you are likely familiar with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This regulation, which went into effect in 2018, requires companies to obtain explicit consent from users before collecting or processing their personal data and to implement measures to protect that data from misuse or unauthorized access. Failing to comply with the GDPR can result in hefty fines and damage to your reputation.
CookieBot CMP ensures that your website meets the GDPR requirements for cookie consent. It also helps you stay up to date with changes to the regulation, so you can focus on growing your business while avoiding the risk of non-compliance and the associated financial and reputational risks.
Website Analytics and GDPR
Website analytics is an essential tool for website owners, but it can also raise GDPR compliance concerns. Many website analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, rely on cookies and other tracking technologies to collect user data, which can be subject to GDPR regulations.
With CookieBot CMP, you can obtain user consent for website analytics and ensure that your website analytics tool is GDPR-compliant.
E-Privacy Regulation and GDPR
The ePrivacy Regulation is a proposed regulation in EU law that would replace the current ePrivacy Directive. It would expand on the GDPR’s requirements for cookie consent and other online tracking technologies. CookieBot CMP is designed to comply with the ePrivacy Regulation, so you can be confident that your website is fully compliant with all relevant data privacy regulations.
A cookie declaration is a document that lists all of the cookies and tracking technologies that your website uses, along with their purpose and duration. It is an essential part of GDPR compliance, as it provides transparency to users about the data that is being collected and processed on your website.
CookieBot CMP automatically creates a cookie declaration based on the cookies and tracking technologies found on your website. This makes it easy for you to provide users with the information they need to make a decision about their data privacy.
What are the benefits of using CookieBot within Sitebuilder?
- Easy implementation: CookieBot CMP is easy to use, even if you’re not a technical expert. It integrates seamlessly with Sitebuilder+ and can be set up in minutes.
- Better user experience: By obtaining user consent in a compliant way, you can build trust with your customers and provide them with a better user experience.
- Greater transparency: CookieBot CMP creates a cookie declaration that shows site visitors exactly what cookies and tracking technologies are used on your website, giving them greater transparency and control over their data.
- Compatibility with popular tools: CookieBot is compatible with popular website analytics tools like Google Analytics, making it easy for you to obtain user consent for these tools in a compliant way.
- Compliance with other regulations: CookieBot CMP is designed to comply with various data privacy regulations like the ePrivacy Regulation and CCPA, so you can be confident that your website is fully compliant with all relevant regulations.
- Customization options: CookieBot lets you customize the cookie consent banner to match your website’s design. You can choose from a range of templates and colors or create your own.
How to use CookieBot within our platform
Two main things you need to pay attention to when integrating CookieBot into your Yola-based website:
- To ensure you use Cookiebot Consent Management Platform integration for free, you need to create your CookieBot account through your Yola account in the Integration section.
- If you previously enabled Sitebuilder’s cookie consent banner, connecting CookieBot’s banner will displace it.
Learn about the CookieBot integration process in detail from our dedicated tutorial.