The importance of adapting your PrestaShop store to the GDPR
One of the most important aspects to take into account when making sure that your website complies with the laws is to check that you comply with the relevant precepts to GDPR. With this module you will be able to comply with this in terms of cookies.
Cookies policy notice in PrestaShop
In addition, there must be a way to consent to these cookies and show the basic information in a visible way when entering a website. This is usually done through a visible banner when entering any page of the store, as this module allows.
The only module that really does what it has to do.
Full compliance with the European Cookies Law and the latest changes to the GDPR (31th Oct 2020)
This module allows your store to fully comply with the requirements of the European Cookies Law and the latest changes to the GDPR, blocking the installation of cookies until the user gives their express permission.
Take into account that the other cookies modules available on Addons, as well as the free ones, only place a warning banner, circumventing the consent of the user and permitting the installation of cookies on the user’s computer before the user gives their consent, meaning they do not comply with the law. The consent should be given through an affirmative and positive option. Rejecting cookies should be a real option.
- Previous, clear and explicit consent
According to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), cookies are considered personal data, which is why the consent should be free, informed, specific and unequivocal.
A message that implicitly gives consent is not sufficient. The consent has to be clear, explicit and previous to cookie installation.
Unlike the rest of the modules, this one allows you to block the installation of cookies until the client gives their express permission. From the module settings, you can choose which modules install cookies, and the module will automatically block the installation of cookies until the client accepts. The module includes a link to a service that will help you to identify the cookies your shop uses.
The cookies are separated into 2 levels: obligatory and third party. The client can give their consent separately for each of the levels. According to the law, the different types of cookies that the client accepts have to be differentiated.
- Obligatory cookies: They provide a secure user login and remember client data (like the shopping trolley), as well as client preferences on the site. They can also be used to avoid services that have already been provided being offered or when they have indicated in the past that they do not wish to use them. This cookies are vital for the correct operation of the shop, which is why they are the only ones installed without the onset of the client.
- Third party cookies: These allow for the sharing of pages on social media, the publishing of comments and offering the client advertising in accordance with their interests. They compile information about their navigation habits and online behaviour.
To comply with GDPR, it is necessary to block cookies from the monitoring and analytic modules (Google Analytics, Crazy Egg, Hotjar, etc.), and the social media modules (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), as well as any module that installs cookies.
The clients can browse the shop and make purchases with no need to install third-party cookies.
On the other hand, the law also specifies that the client has the right to withdraw their consent at any time. The consent should be as easy to withdraw as it is to give. The module adds a link at the bottom of the page and the client account (although you can add the link anywhere on the screen), where the clients have access to their current declaration of consent at any time and can change the parameters or entirely withdraw their consent. At the moment they withdraw their consent, the cookies installed are removed and their consent is requested again.
Furthermore, this is the only geo-localization module from Addons. The warning will only appear to your clients in the European Union. It is unnecessary for you to show it to clients that access it from outside the European Union.
It is necessary to have PrestaShop’s geo-localization activated or have a module with this feature.
This feature of warning and accepting of cookies is used by shops like IBM and Nike.
The module has no additional costs. You only need to make one payment for the module licence for your store.