Support » Plugin: GDPR » How to only target EU citizens?

  • Is there a way to bypass this functionality for users outside of the EU? For example, the first step of ConsentJS is to ask the user if they are a citizen of the EU. If the user chooses no, then all cookie tracking proceeds as normal.

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  • The very fact of asking this question is contrary to the GDPR.
    If the visitor is European, by forcing him to answer to be able to visit the site is assimilated to a collection of personal data (his nationality) … 🙂

    I think you should just still let the cookiebar be active.
    Since they visit your site, they will need to accept the fact that you use the information of a visitor.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by Willem Munts.
    Thread Starter Yaron Guez

    (@yguez)

    It would still be a nice feature to have so website owners can decide when to display the cookie bar. Many users find these sort of popups annoying and distracting and they’re only required within the EU.

    Plugin Author Fernando Claussen

    (@fclaussen)

    We do not offer Geolocation at the moment.

    Thread Starter Yaron Guez

    (@yguez)

    Geolocation can be tricky and unreliable. I’m just referring to a simple prompt, “Are you a European Union natural person?” If the user chooses “no” then either everything else could be bypassed or all of the cookie includes could be changed to “opt out” instead of “opt in”.

    Thanks for developing this plugin! It’s incredibly useful.

    Plugin Author Fernando Claussen

    (@fclaussen)

    If I am prompting the user, isn’t it easier to just prompt to enable the cookies and have my cookies set to on(prechecked) so it enables all of them when the user clicks “I Agree”?

    Having a prompt is just one extra annoying click for users. Which defeats the purpose.

    Thread Starter Yaron Guez

    (@yguez)

    Is that allowed under the GDPR? I thought all the cookies had to be set to opt-in rather than opt-out. If your approach is compliant then we should be fine.

    Non-European visitors do not have the right to respect their private data?

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