However much site owners think of it as an essential website tool, Google Analytics is covered by the requirements of the EU Cookie Law. This means the website owners must seek consent for the use of GA, using tools like Optanon. Most sites can rely on Implied Consent for Google Analytics using Optanon.
What is EU cookie law?
The EU cookie law is, basically, all about what other people (i.e. websites, companies and service providers) are allowed to do with your digital data, what they can do with and what they can’t do without your consent, for what purposes, and in what ways. Read the 2009 ePrivacy Directive here.
What information is stored in Google Analytics cookie?
Is cookie consent required in EU?
Yet the law says there should be an opt-out clearly offered. EU law on cookie consent is clear: Web users should be offered a simple, free choice — to accept or reject. The problem is that most websites simply aren’t compliant.
What is EU GDPR compliance?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information from individuals who live in the European Union (EU). The GDPR mandates that EU visitors be given a number of data disclosures.
What does EU mean in a Web address?
eu is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the European Union (EU). Launched on 7 December 2005, the domain is available for any person, company or organization based in the European Union.
How do I use Google Analytics without cookies?
Disabling Google Analytics Cookies: Simple Solution Disabling cookies with Google Analytics is quite simple: make sure you’re using the analytics. js script and set storage to none in the create command (details).
What are analytical cookies?
Analytics cookies are used so online services can collect information about how people access them – for example, the number of users on a website, how long they stay on the site for, and what parts of the site they visit. This is also sometimes known as ‘web audience measurement’.
What is GA ID?
The Google advertising ID is a device identifier for advertisers that allows them to anonymously track user ad activity on Android devices. It has often also been called the Android advertising ID, but Google advertising ID (short form: GAID) is more commonly used.
What is cookie data?
Cookies are text files with small pieces of data — like a username and password — that are used to identify your computer as you use a computer network. Data stored in a cookie is created by the server upon your connection. This data is labeled with an ID unique to you and your computer.
What is cookie path used for?
Cookie Path The Path directive of a cookie determines the URL path for which the cookie will be valid. For example, if a cookie has been declared to include the directive “path=/“, the cookie will be valid for all application paths, from the root directory downwards on the web server.
How do you comply with cookie law?
The basic rule is that you must:
- tell people the cookies are there;
- explain what the cookies are doing and why; and.
- get the person’s consent to store a cookie on their device.
Do all websites need cookie warning?
Every website that collects user data should have cookie consent banners or privacy notices. This applies to businesses and websites around the world. GDPR law applies to WordPress.com sites and plugins that process and store data.
YES. Not only must you announce which cookies are on your website, what data they collect and how that data is used, you must give users the option to consent or opt out of cookies before using them. See, even Google has to have a policy!