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10 recommendations for choosing the right CMP for cookie consent

What should you look for when choosing the right Consent Management Platform? Here we give you 10 recommendations so you can choose a solution that makes your website comply with privacy laws such as the ePrivacy Directive and the GDPR.

What should you look for in a CMP?

A Consent Management Platform (CMP) is essential for your company’s website when using cookies.
Choosing the right CMP secures your ePrivacy and GDPR compliance and sends a strong message to your users that you take their privacy seriously.
Here are 10 things you should consider when choosing a good CMP for your website.

10 things to look for in a CMP!

  • SET NO COOKIES BEFORE YOU GET CONSENT
Make sure your CMP can technically hold back cookies until your user has given consent to cookies.
  • NO PRE-TICKED BOXES FOR COOKIES
Make sure you can set cookies as ‘de-selected’ as default. The best example is the case against Planet49.
  • CONSENT LOG
Your CMP must technically be able to log and store all user consents for up to 5 years. You can document consent to the Data Protection Authorities with a consent log.
  • COOKIES? NO THANKS
Make sure your CMP offers your user the possibility to ‘say no thanks’ to cookies (expect technically necessary cookies).
  • WITHDRAW OR CHANGE CONSENT
Your user must be able to change or withdraw consent to cookies. And preferably as easy as it was to give consent.
  • COOKIE PURPOSES
Your CMP should be able to distinguish between different cookie purposes, e.g., statistics, marketing, and functional cookies. Only set cookies for the purposes your visitor has chosen.
  • TCF 2.0
If you are an IAB member, your Consent Management Platform (CMP) should technically be able to follow IAB standards (TCF) for cookies and privacy. Contact your vendor for questions on this.
  • COOKIE POLICY
A good CMP automatically produces your cookie policy based on a deep scan of your website. A cookie policy should contain:
  • all cookies and trackers
  • their purpose and lifespan
  • a list of third party providers receiving data
  • SCAN FREQUENCY AND DEPTH
A CMP is worth nothing if it does not deep scan your website frequently for cookies and other trackers. The scan reveals all potential risks and breaches to your cookie privacy program.
  • EDIT BANNER TEXT AND DESCRIPTIONS
Your CMP should let you be able to edit descriptions and banner text yourself. And(!) let you style and design the cookie banner with your company logo and colors. After all, it’s your website and your banner.

How can Cookie Information help your company's cookie compliance?

Our CMP meets all the requirements mentioned above. When implemented correctly, complies with both the ePrivacy Directive and the GDPR.
With cookie information’s CMP, you can:
  • hold back cookies before obtaining the consent;
  • make sure cookies are not pre-selected;
  • log all your user consents securely in our database;
  • offer your users a ‘reject cookies‘ option;
  • set cookies by purpose (and respect your users’ choices);
  • offer your users an easy way to change or withdraw consent;
  • get an IAB solution with TCF standards;
  • get an automated and valid cookie policy;
  • have your website frequently scanned for all cookies and trackers;
  • edit banner text and descriptions and style your banner with logo and company colors
Is your website or your current Consent Management Platform up to speed with EU privacy legislation? Take a free test here.
Free Compliance Check (no strings attached)
We  scan your site for cookies and trackers and send you a short report on the findings. Find out today if you have any breaches of the GDPR.
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