Since the General Data Protection Regulation or simply GDPR has come into place, It has become mandatory for the companies and organizations that serve the European Union to be transparent about the data that they collect from their online users. This article is to show examples of how different website are taking cookie consent from their users.
One of the key methods with which the user data are collected is using the cookies. Most of the time users are not even aware of the fact that their data are being collected by the website. When a user visits a website, it installs cookies on the user's browser. Among these cookies are the cookies that are installed by tracking scripts from third-parties like Google Analytics, or Facebook Pixel. These data can then later be used by the website or other third-parties mainly for targeted advertisements.
Now, this does not involve cookies without which a website can not function properly. Like the cookies that are used to store a user's login information. These cookies do not usually track any of the user data and are deleted from the browser after a while posing no threat to the users' privacy.
Using cookies that tracks or records the user behavior in a browser, provides more personalized content and ads to the users, improving their experience surfing through the internet. But it also develops privacy concerns among people.
This article lists examples of some of the websites that have implemented the cookie notifications on their website and to inform their users of the cookies that they use.
1 - Google Marketing Platform
2 - Forbes Africa
The website shows a cookie notification banner at the top of the browser window. The banner is placed in such a way that it obstructs the view of the logo of the website. The users can still browse through the website even if they have not accepted to the use of the cookies. And the cookie notification bar hides from view when the users scroll down.
3 - Barca Foundation
The consent banner is provided on the bottom part of the screen and remains in the view until the user accepts to the use of the cookies.
4 - Almiar Magazine
On the notification banner of the website, the users are given the options to accept the cookies, and also to reject them. If the user decides to change their consent for the cookies in the website, the website also provides a provision to reverse the consent by revisiting the cookies notification bar.
5 - Zara
6 - Adrais Solution
The notification then gives the user an option to accept the cookies by clicking on an "OK" button. After clicking on the button, the notification bar disappears and reveals the navigation menu of the website.
7 - EU GDPR Compliant
The notification for this website does not cover any content of the website or make the user unable to browse through the website, but the notification bar is noticeable and informs the users clearly about the cookies used in their website. The notification also informs the users of the types of cookies that are used on the website and how many scripts come under each type.
When the consent is given, the cookie notification disappears but the user can click on a button on the screen which displays the cookie notification again allowing the user to reconsider their consent.