Do you own a Wix website that has a target European audience? And does it use third-party cookies or any types of online trackers? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you need to adhere to the legal frameworks of the European Union including the GDPR and the ePrivacy Directive.
In this article, you will learn how to implement a cookie banner for your Wix website, complying with the data protection laws.
But before moving on, you’d want to take a quick look at what cookies are and why they must be used in compliance with the GDPR.
What are web cookies and how to use them in accordance with the GDPR?
Cookies are small pieces of data that a website stores on a user’s browser, while they browse through the site. Cookies are categorized as “strictly necessary” and “non-necessary” based on their necessity for the basic website functionalities, including personalized experiences and security features.
Strictly necessary cookies are essential for the proper functioning of websites. And under the GDPR, user consent is not required for the usage of these types of cookies, as they do not collect or store any personal information.
Whereas the non-necessary cookies, as its name itself suggests, are not strictly essential for the basic features and functionalities of websites. And these cookies mostly collect the personal data of individuals to serve various purposes including website analytics and targeted advertising.
Therefore, the GDPR has introduced certain rules to prevent website owners from using cookies or similar tracking mechanisms that exploit the personal data of users without their knowledge.
GDPR requires websites to notify users of the exact purpose of collecting their personal data and obtain explicit informed consent for the same. To protect the data and privacy of Europeans, the EU's ePrivacy Directive has also put forth similar norms on the cookie usage of websites.
Now, what you’d want to know is how to create a GDPR compliant cookie banner for your Wix website. Read on!
Wix provides a solution to implement cookie banners — but is it really worth it?
Being a Wix website owner, you might have come across the Cookie Alert app in the Wix App Market. The app lets you add a cookie banner to your website.
Under the GDPR, informing users about your cookie usage is not merely enough. Instead, you need to get their consent before collecting and processing their personal data.
However, the Cookie Alert Pop-up by Wix comes in handy if your website uses only the “strictly necessary” cookies. In this instance, it is sufficient to inform the users that your site uses essential cookies for its smooth functioning.
Thinking how to create a cookie consent banner for your Wix website, adhering to the GDPR guidelines?
Of course, you can develop a cookie banner for your website right from the scratch. But the disadvantage is that you may need to put in a huge amount of time and effort for custom development and making it GDPR compliant.
Therefore, CookieYes provides you a cookie consent solution, with which you could implement a cookie consent banner for your Wix website. It also helps manage cookie consent and script blocking under one roof.
Cookie Alert by Wix vs CookieYes Cookie Consent Solution
Here is a side-by-side comparison that helps you clearly understand what GDPR requirements the “Cookie Alert Pop-up” app lacks and what CookieYes has to make your cookie banner GDPR compliant.
|Feature list||Cookie Alert Pop-up app by Wix||CookieYes Cookie Consent Solution for GDPR|
|Cookie notice banner||✔||✔|
|Cookie usage information||✔||✔|
|Button to accept cookies||✖||✔|
|Button to reject cookies||✖||✔|
|Button/link to Cookie Settings or Preferences||✖||✔|
|Block non-necessary cookies||✖||✔|
|Provisions to add a “change cookie consent” link or button||✖||✔|
|Cookie audit tables||✖||✔|
Create cookie consent banner for your Wix website with CookieYes
Let’s take a look at how CookieYes helps make your Wix website’s cookie usage GDPR compliant, in a bit more detail.
Using CookieYes, you could create a cookie consent banner with:
- A “Cookie Preferences” button, clicking which you could selectively enable or disable the listed categories of non-necessary cookies. You can also add cookie audit tables under each category of cookies.
CookieYes not only let you obtain user consent but also allows you to store and manage them effectively. The solution helps you to:
- Scan your web pages for cookies — the cookies found on scanning will automatically get categorized and added to your site’s cookie list.
- Automatically block the cookies that are present on your website — allows users to ensure that the “non-necessary” cookies are never placed on their browsers unless they have consented to its use.
- Enable “consent logs” — lets you maintain a record of user consents.
- Add a “change cookie consent” button on your Wix website — enable the users to reverse the consent at a later stage, after it has been given.
And, check out how CookieYes helps implement cookie consent banners for Wix websites.
You’d also like to go through the GDPR compliant cookie banner examples.
|Disclaimer:This article is intended to be used for informational purposes only and does not constitute any form of legal advice. We recommend you seek a subject matter expert or your own attorney for any legal advice on making your website’s cookie consent collection and management fully compliant with the GDPR.|