Cookies in Vev

Best practices for handling cookies in Vev

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Written by Halit Kendigül
Updated over a week ago

Vev offers several hosting integrations, among which are the Cookie Consent and Evidon plugin. Let's delve into a brief overview of each.

Cookie Consent by Osano

This integration, developed by Osano, automatically enables all cookies as soon as a user visits your website. However, it has one limitation—it doesn't offer the option for users to selectively opt in or out of specific cookies, resulting in an all-or-nothing scenario.

(Click here to learn how to install)


On the other hand, the Evidon plugin provides tools for educating consumers on data collection and allows them to give or withdraw their consent on data usage.

This integration serves to inform users about the data collection methodologies on your website. Moreover, it urges them to either give or retract their consent for data usage. Consequently, it offers a greater measure of control and transparency when compared to the Cookie Consent integration.

(Click here to learn how to install)

Now, let's look into some of the best practices you can adopt.

Best Practices

  • Think carefully about your cookie usage

    It's important to ensure that your use of cookies is compliant with GDPR and other privacy laws. Auto-enabling all cookies without a user's consent may not meet these regulations, particularly for users within the European Union and other areas observing GDPR.

  • Personalize your consent form

    With Vev, you have the opportunity to create a unique cookie consent form. Certain hosting integrations even allow for the addition of custom code to your site's header or body. This gives you the ability to explain your use of cookies and the consent options available.

  • Use simple language

    Be sure to use plain and straightforward language when creating consent forms. Make it easy for users to understand what cookies are and why you use them on your website.

  • Provide choices

    A good consent form should give users the ability to accept or reject different types of cookies. In other words, users should be able to review and change these settings at any point.

  • Include a link to your privacy policy

    Your consent form should always provide a link to your privacy policy. This policy should detail how you handle and safeguard data collected via cookies.

  • Adjust default settings

    Only the most essential cookies should be enabled as a default setting. Any additional cookies should only be activated once the user has explicitly consented to their use.

  • Stay up-to-date

    Regularly review and adjust your cookie consent form to align with the latest privacy laws and regulations.

  • Keep a record

    It's important to maintain records of user consent. This can ensure transparency and could prove vital during audits or when evidence of consent is required.

  • Prioritize accessibility

    Make your consent form easy to read and navigate, regardless of the user's device or use of assistive technologies.

Ensuring users have control over their privacy isn't merely a legal obligation, it's a matter of fostering a more thoughtful, inclusive, and user-friendly environment.

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