In this article, you can find some easy ways how to add a cookie consent notice to your website.
What are cookies
A cookie is a small text file containing a message exchanged between a website and a web browser. The data on this file is then stored for the next time the user visits the website where the stored browsing information is used. Cookies can remember different website activities that a user has made. Some examples in which cookies are used by websites include logging into an account, how many times a specific page was visited or how many times a user clicked a particular button. In eCommerce, cookies allow users to select the products and store them in the cart and also to receive related product recommendations.
Are cookies harmful?
Cookies are text files with data so they cannot do anything malicious like a virus or malware. They are not programs and cannot run any programs. They can also be deleted at any time from the web browser.
What is the EU Cookie Law about?
Which cookies are exempt from the Cookie Law?
- Cookies that are necessary to provide the requested service. These include session ID, authentication, UI customization, and social media content-sharing cookies.
- Statistical cookies that are managed by your business and are not used for personal data tracking.
Which cookies require user consent?
How to add a cookie notification to your Online Store
There's an easy way to add a cookie notification to your Online Store.
1. Navigate to Settings > General Settings > Tracking and Analytics.
2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and in the GDPR cookie consent banner switch the toggle to Enabled.
This functionality is enabled on all Yola Online Store plans.
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