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  • Andre

    (@andreerdna)


    Hey I just wanted to know if you store cookies or use data? Is this plugin compliant with the GDPR? Thanks.

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  • Hi, I just ran a Cookiebot audit and this plugin is creating a cookie that is not GDPR compliant, I am trying to see if I can add it to GTM so it only loads when approved, rather than all the time. Hopefully the plugin author will get back to us 🙂

    Sorry for the delay in responding.

    The WordPress plugin is based on [ScrollDepth](http://scrolldepth.parsnip.io/) JavaScript.
    I don’t see anyplace in the code that it creates a cookie.
    It simply sends sends Events to Google Analytics.
    If your audit system is flagging the Google Analytics cookie as not GDPR-compliant then you will want to review the GDPR information on consent for Google Analytics and decide how to manage Google Analytics.
    A [reasonable article](https://brianclifton.com/blog/2018/04/16/google-analytics-gdpr-and-consent/).

    If you plan to use Google Tag Manager to choose when to load the script, then you may want to switch to GTM’s built-in scroll tracking. (They have added basic scrolling as well as element visibility to GTM.)

    If you’d like to see the plugin directly support a consent switch, please let me know how you’d like that work.
    The user data tools in WordPress 4.9.6 don’t apply to this plugin: No data is associated with a user on the WordPress side of things. Google will probably associate those events with a persistent cookie.

    Sounds like we’ll be getting more data-related features in 5.0.

    Not sure I answered the question. Please let me know if there’s more we can do to help you with your GDPR plans.

    Updated the plugin with the new 4.9.6 privacy suggestion stuff.
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-scroll-depth/

    But like I said, it just sends data to Google.
    I don’t see a global “visitor has consented to tracking” flag in WordPress yet.

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