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You can also see a surprisingly large amount of services dropping cookies through our site. This is in spite of our best efforts to limit it to only what is necessary! This is why we recommend Iubenda. Don’t try to understand the legal nuances of every new service, plugin, and the provider you try – get a professional to do it for you!
Make life easy for yourself
Although you can copy and paste the privacy and cookie policies from other websites (while editing in your own details), this leaves you vulnerable when the law changes. With GDPR, CalOPPA, and the ePrivacy Regulation changing the legal landscape for websites, it’s not worth risking getting things wrong. Unless you are an expert in data protection law, why not just make life easier for yourself?
Iubenda helps you keep on the right side of the law. They update everything on their end and will email you whenever you need to make any changes with step-by-step instructions on what to do.
Setting up your policy with Iubenda is easier and more comprehensive than I’ve seen elsewhere too. They provide a massive checklist of possible services that you are using for/with your site and you simply have to go through and tick the ones you are using. Iubenda has already worked out all the technical details for each one, so all you have to do is tick a box.
If there are any services which you use that aren’t on the list, you can add them too. If you talk to Iubenda about it, they will often tell you what to put for these services too, and add them to their overall list shortly.
When you’re finished, a tiny bit of code will be generated which you can then choose where to place on your site. There are simple instructions for each type of implementation, and for many platforms (including WordPress) there is a plugin you can use to make life even easier.
Leave it to the professionals
Iubenda spends all of its time thinking about privacy and cookie laws. If there is a better way to do things, they’ll work on doing it. They are constantly testing new cookie solutions (such as how to make AdSense personalised ads only serve after someone has agreed), and you can choose to be on the cutting edge with them. You can also choose to do the minimum possible while staying legal, and Iubenda will help you with that too.
If you need to get in touch with them, you can email or live chat and they will always do their best to help you.