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

Application Release 2019.3

Osano regularly releases updates. This November update includes bug fixes, customer feature requests, and improved consent visualizations.

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Application Release 2019.2

Osano regularly releases updates. This October update improves notifications, addresses numerous user interface bugs, and refreshes the entire application.

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Osano Launch

Osano's open-source tools currently help more than 750,000 active websites with their compliance. These numbers make Osano the most pervasive privacy product on the planet. After more than a year of development and testing, you can finally access the Osano suite of applications. We're honored to launch Osano on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield.

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7,000 Vendor Milestone

The Osano attorneys have been hard at work and today we are proud to share that we have now evaluated the privacy practices of more than 7,000 companies!

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Beta Testing Complete

Thank you to all of the beta testers who participated in the closed beta. The beta has now concluded as we prepare for launch.