Cookie Compliance

Types of Cookie Compliance

Use the layout option to change the screen positioning of your cookie consent banner.

1. Informational

You tell your users that you use cookies, and that by continuing to use your website they accept them.

Informational Cookie Consent

This is the approach used by most websites, and appears to be sufficient in the UK. Other countries have stricter rules and may warrant one of the stricter solutions.

This is also the easiest approach for website owners to implement, as it simply requires you add some code to your existing pages. It provides your users with no direct control over cookies, other than through their own browser settings.

2. Opt-out

You tell your users that you use cookies, and give them one button to disable cookies, and another to dismiss the message. Opt-Out Cookie Consent

(The dismiss button is generally more prominent). If a user does not choose to disable cookies, they will continue to work as normal.

This approach gives users the ability to opt out of cookies if they wish. It is more involved to implement, and will require that you modify parts of your site that use cookies to disable them when so instructed. Learn more.

3. Opt-in

You tell your users that you wish to use cookies, and give them one button to enable cookies, and another to refuse them.

Opt-In Cookie Consent

(The enable button is generally more prominent). No cookies are used unless the user expressly chooses to enable them.

This is the strictest approach, and virtually guarantees compliance under any circumstances. Like option #2, it requires you modify parts of your site that use cookies to disable them when so instructed. Learn more.

Which should you choose?

The vast majority of websites at the time of writing – including big names like Google and Facebook – choose some variation of the “Information” approach, i.e. they tell users they use cookies but continue to use them. Of course, in their case, their websites would be unusable without cookies.

We cannot guarantee an informational approach will be sufficient for your website, but unless you have special cause to believe otherwise, it is extremely likely. If in doubt, seek legal advice from a professional.

What's New at Osano

Chinese banner update

China passed a privacy law recently. The Personal Information Protection Law comes into effect in Nov.1 , 2021. It requires changes for obtaining consent from users for tracking, analytics, personalization and marketing. 

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AI-powered Data Discovery, "No Fines, No Penalties" Pledge, $11M in funding

Today Osano is launching our AI-powered Data Discovery feature and introducing an industry-first "No Fines, No Penalties" Pledge. In addition, we're announcing $11 million in new funding. 

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Global Privacy Control

Osano's Consent Management platform now understands and communicates Global Privacy Control signals.

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French banner consent configuration

In October 2020, the French Data Protection Authority changed its rules on cookies. This feature provides a consent-banner configuration that applies to French users and complies with the DPA's rules. 

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Nissenbaum Release

The Nissenbaum release includes "Text Customization for Consent Manager." Customers can now customize the language within your cookie pop-up. 

Release also includes "Upload Documents" for vendor monitoring. 

Release 2020.4

April's release features major improvements to our data subject access request (DSAR) forms:

  • Added a forms editor for customization and 
  • Added pre-fillable forms to save you time
  • Added data elements for commonly used fields

This release included a bunch of other enhancements and features.

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