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Cookie Consent Manager – Banner Generator, Notifications & Consent Tracking for Cookies under ePrivacy and GPDR

Choose this Cookie Consent Manager by Clarip to help your enterprise organization with the ePrivacy Directive and GDPR. The EU cookie law requires consent for the placement of cookies. Other privacy regulations, including GDPR, further require a lawful basis for certain processing of the data from cookies stored on user’s computers. If your organization needs to upgrade its current solution, or has found that its websites are placing cookies on EU computers with no cookie notice in place, now is the time to implement a cookie management platform to improve your data privacy practices.

With the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 and the continuing negotiations to replace the ePrivacy Directive with the ePrivacy Regulation, there is increased attention on what information is being disclosed to users about their interactions with websites, and how the data collected is being used.

Call Clarip at 1-888-252-5653 or contact us online for a demo of the Clarip privacy management platform in general and the cookie consent manager in particular.

The Clarip software provides a powerful business solution to cookie management and compliance. It is a powerful yet flexible, easy to implement solution including a cookie banner generator, system to capture informed consent, and the necessary audit trails for GDPR recordkeeping. It’s flexible tools have the functionality to prepare you for whatever is in store from the upcoming ePrivacy Regulation.

If you are operating a website with European visitors and placing cookies that do not meet one of the Article 5.3 exemptions, then it is time to consider Clarip for its cookie consent script. 

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The Clarip Privacy Software

The cookie consent manager offers a number of features designed to make the compliance process easier for the display of cookie banners, appropriate placement of cookies and capturing consent. Clarip has built the software to provide the power that enterprise organizations need in their cookie software.

Cookie Scanner
Identify the cookies placed on a user’s computer by a website through the Clarip Data Risk Intelligence scan in order to improve the accuracy of disclosures about the placement of cookies.

Geographic Detection
Identify the visitor’s country by reverse IP lookup to match the consent notice to the specific regulations of local countries. If no banner notification is needed (such as for individuals located outside of Europe) and the company is not operating in Europe, the organization can choose to turn off the cookie banners.

Compliance Reports
Produce a detailed audit trail with the timestamp and metadata needed about the placement of banner notifications regarding cookies and consent for them.

Tag Management System Integration
Integrates with Google Tag Manager for easy implementation of cookie banners with consent requests across multiple pages or websites. If your organization runs dozens or hundreds of websites, this is usually the easiest way to implement the cookie notifications.

Customization and Branding
The look and feel of your cookie banner can be tailored to your websites to ensure that it provides a seamless user experience matching the colors and offering optimum positioning.

Language Detection
The Cookie Consent Manager permits a single tag deployment to support multiple languages. The appropriate language is automatically detected and displayed for each user.

Call Clarip at 1-888-252-5653 or contact us for a demo of our cookie compliance software.

Additional Information About Cookies

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are used to identify users, remember preferences and help complete tasks without re-entering information, among other things. They are placed on a computer or mobile device by the web server offering the page and can be retrieved to alter the content of pages as a result of the values. They are typically classified according to their lifespan and the domain placing them. Most cookies are divided into either session cookies or persistent cookies, and classified as either first-party or third-party cookies.

Does Your Website Place Cookies?

It is well accepted that cookies are a necessary part of how the web works. The United Kingdom Information Commissioner’s Office released a survey in 2015 that covered the examination of 478 websites by eight privacy regulators.  The average website placed 34 cookies on a person’s device during their first visit, with more than half of them placed by third parties other than the website the user visited. It is likely that your website places cookies.

If your website has cookies and your organization operates in Europe, then it is likely that you need to be displaying a cookie banner. For those organizations that do not know what cookies they place, Clarip has built a Data Risk Intelligence tool that scans your website and identifies all of the first and third-party cookies that are set for users.

Cookie Banners

The majority of European websites display cookie banners. In the 2015 published ICO survey, the percentage of websites with them in the United Kingdom was 94%. Across Europe, 74% of the websites surveyed provided information about cookies. The percentage has likely increased in the past few years, as privacy practices have brought data collection into the spotlight and GDPR went into effect in May 2018.

A cookie banner informs users that the website they are visiting needs or wants to place a session or persistent cookie on their computer. Such a banner may be currently required by either the ePrivacy Directive or GDPR for websites with European visitors.

We provide additional information about these two laws below. However, if you are operating in Europe and your website sets first or third-party cookies, you likely need to disclose their usage to your website visitors.

The EU Cookie Laws

The cookie allows the website to identify users, or remember their actions and preferences. It can be a time saving device for users in order to avoid repetitively entering information. However, the European Union has placed restrictions on the use of certain cookies without disclosure and consent. Businesses placing cookies by their website need to be aware of several current and prospective European laws when considering compliance efforts:

ePrivacy Directive: The 2002 law which was amended in 2009 with the EU Cookie Law (known more formally as the Cookie Directive). Article 5.3 requires informed consent for most cookies but excludes certain necessary cookies that meet one of two exemptions. Learn more on the Clarip page dedicated to the EU Cookie Directive.

What cookies are exempt under Article 5.3? In brief, cookies that are solely to carry out the transmission of a communication or are necessary to provide an information society service required by the user. This means cookies that route information over the network, exchange data items in their intended order, and detect transmission errors or data loss. The second exemption applies to cookies that (1) are for information society services explicitly requested by the user, and are (2) strictly needed to enable the information society service.

Subject to certain limitations, the Article 29 Working Party has set out a list of cookies which are exempt under these standards, including user-input cookies, authentication cookies, user-centric security cookies, multimedia content player cookies, load-balancing cookies, user-interface customization cookies, and third-party social plug-in content sharing cookies.

ePrivacy Regulation: This update to the ePrivacy Directive is currently being negotiated by the member states, led by the Romanian Presidency. It is expected to update the way that cookies are handled. We will continue to post significant updates on the negotiations on the Clarip Privacy Blog as we learn about them. When finished, it will serve as a complement to the GDPR covering electronic communications. On its current timeline, the ePR could go into effect in late 2020 or 2021.

GDPR: The General Data Protection Regulation went into effect in May 2018 to to govern data protection. The GDPR does not itself require permission to place a cookie.  Instead, the GDPR requires permission to collect information via the cookie.  In other words, if the cookie is collecting personal data about the individual using the computer, then the GDPR requires there to be a lawful basis for it. For most cases, this will be consent under Article 7.

As Google learned when it was fined 50 million euros by France’s CNIL concerning its personalized ads to users of the Android operating system, capturing informed consent can be tricky. However, GDPR compliance is a necessary aspect to use the personal data that can be accessed from the cookie.

What issues are caused by the intersection of ePrivacy and GDPR? Not only do website operators need to gather consent to place cookies under ePrivacy, they also need to have a lawful basis for the use of the data under GDPR. The result of the overlap can be a complex but necessary system of disclosures to users in order to obtain permission to use the data from the cookies.

Need more power than is available from the cookie manager?

Try our enterprise consent management software to capture consent for other types of data collection, usage and sharing. Or the preference management platform to give customers granular controls over their preferences with respect to your website or app.

About Clarip

Clarip is a company based in Philadelphia, PA with enterprise privacy management software used by Fortune 500 clients and more! Clarip CEO Andy Sambandam is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in technology, management consulting and software engineering. He is a recognized thought leader and subject matter expert in data privacy, risk intelligence, privacy tech, enterprise content management and artificial intelligence.

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