CookiePro helps organizations of all sizes simplify time to follow recent cookie guidance provided by the Irish DPC. With a purpose-built suite of technology solutions, your organization can get up and running with a cookie banner and preference center to follow guidelines.
The DPC is the Irish supervisory authority for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and also has functions and powers related to other important regulatory frameworks including the Irish ePrivacy Regulations and the EU Directive known as the Law Enforcement Directive.
At a high level, here's what you need to do to comply:
Scan your website to detect and categorize cookies and other tracking technologies on your website.
Configure a cookie banner to pop up at or before the point of collection informing the consumer of the categories of personal information that the company collects and for what purpose.
Create a preference center that provides detailed information about the purpose of cookie collection and the third parties that will process any information collected when those cookies are deployed.
Build a centrally located, historical consent database to demonstrate compliance to regulators and auditors.
Findings From the Irish DPC Cookie Sweep
The DPC’s findings showed organizations are either confused about current legislations or were ignoring them. In addition, the DPC wanted to determine what were the most difficult aspects of compliance for website operators under current Irish and EU law:
Controllers targeted with their websites
Of the organizations presented pre-checked boxes to signal consent for cookies
Of the organizations stated they rely on a model of “implied consent”
Additionally, most organizations had poorly designed cookie banners that offered no choice to reject, didn’t offer tools for users to withdraw cookie choices at a later stage, and miscategorized cookies deployed on their website as "necessary"
Scan website for cookies and tracking technologies
Detect all first- and third-party cookies, tags, trackers, pixels, beacons and more
Use advanced scanning functionality to scan behind logins, simulate user journeys, and trigger hidden pages
Continued scanning to keep an evergreen inventory of tracking technologies and up to date policies across your web properties
Configure Cookie Banner and Preference Center
Leverage professionally designed library of pre-defined banner and preference center templates
Enable over 200 unique languages, including right to left support
Add in custom branding and optional CSS to pull in existing website styling
Use geolocation rules to automatically display different banners and consent models based on region, country, or state
Enable OneTrust Cookie Auto-Blocking
Automatically block trackers from deploying until proper consent is gained – no code required
Enable support for industry frameworks like IAB TCF 2.0 and vendor specific opt-outs to send appropriate consent signals for adtech use cases
Optionally leverage traditional blocking methods like tag manager integration and script re-writing for additional use cases
Monitor and Report Using Interactive Dashboards
Leverage A/B Testing to test CMP variants and optimize opt-ins
Maintain granular consent receipts and demonstrate compliance over time
Build a centrally located, historical consent database for data regulators and auditors
Utilize detailed analytics and visual dashboards to track the progress of your privacy program
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