Make Your Website GDPR Compliant

Before I show you how to make your website GDPR Compliant, it is important to understand what GDPR means.

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aimed for EU countries and users.  In simple words, if you are storing cookies, then you need to inform your users about it.

Apart from informing users, you will need to inform users about why, how and where you are storing & processing this data.

The various features of GDPR are

  • All websites must explicitly disclose that they are collecting user information of personal nature.
  • Companies must inform users about why, how and where they store and process users’ data.
  • Users can request erasure of personal data in special circumstances
  • Companies with core activities of data collection should have a data protection officer.
  • In case of serious breach, the incident needs to be reported within 72 hours.
  • There is serious penalty in case of violation.

So in case you are serving EU customers and business, it becomes imperative for you to make your website GDPR compliant.

How to make website GDPR Compliant?

Luckily if your website is built with WordPress, it’s as simple as adding a Plugin. I particularly like GDPR Cookie Consent banner as it adds a conveninet Information bar. This cookie consent bar can be placed  at top or bottom of page and can be customized as per your requirement.

The colors, text of the cookie banner can be configured and the Cookie Policy page can be linked as well to respective page.

Once plugin is installed you can configure

  • Cookie Expiry Duration
  • Notification Duration ( time after which Cookie Consent bar disappears )
  • Exclude Zones ( in case you wish to disable this notification for particular countries )
  • Selectively Exclude Notification on Specific Pages etc.

This single plugin is sufficient enough to take care of all your GDPR compliance issues. So if you wish to make your website GDPR compliant, simply install and configure this plugin.

We already have made our website GDPR compliant. You can check the image below

gdpr consent on website

This is another checklist item for our website development projects.

Do you want to make a brand new website, redesign existing website or just make your website GDPR compliant ? Simple  get in touch with us.

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