Best practices for working with Consent Manager

With Consent Manager, you can collect visitors’ consents to data collection and usage and manage data subject requests. In this article, we’ll show you best practices for working with this module.

Create your privacy policy page

According to GDPR, there should be a place on your privacy policy page where visitors could review and adjust their consent status and exercise data subject rights such as data erasure, data rectification, and data access and portability.

Our two widgets let you implement such an option on your website: consent form link and data subject request.

Those forms are connected to Consent Manager, and information collected through them will appear in this module.

Assign correct tag types

Each tag served by Tag Manager needs to be labeled with the proper type. For more, read: About consent types from Consent Manager in Tag Manager.

There are two main consent templates: a modal and bottom bar. A modal shows up as a large pop-up in the middle of the page. A bottom bar is a small bar at the bottom of the page. Fine tune the template to your website and monitor how successful you are in collecting consents.

Consent Manager allows you to add and manage multiple languages to your consent form and widgets. Once you have added new languages to your list, you can translate your consent form and widgets into the languages you added. Please note that the languages are not live yet. Please translate the copy first and then activate (make live) the language to make it available for your visitors.

You can import consents setup from another website. Thanks that you won’t need to set the same options again for every website one by one. All the texts and styles and setup from consents forms, top bar and widgets will be imported. Please note that two options won’t be imported: custom cookie domains and GDPR compliance feature turned on or off. Read more: Import consent setup from another website

You can activate this option if you want to serve consents pop-up again after 6 months since last consents form view. Thanks that all the consents which a visitor refused or didn’t give consent to will be displayed again. To find out how to do it step-by-step, take a look at this article.

Learn how to change the status of data subject requests

Each data subject request (data erasure, data rectification, and data access and portability) is recorded and can be reviewed by the admin in Consent Manager > Data subject requests. You should process data subject requests outside of Piwik PRO as it may involve: additional data subject identification, validating that the request is reasonable, fetching data from other sources, etc. The primary goal of the data subject requests section is to gather the time and date of any request submission. It also allows for tracking of the progress and status of data subject requests to make sure all are processed in a timely manner. To find out more about it, you should visit this article.

Turn on GDPR compliance

Turning the GDPR compliance on/off has a great impact on firing tags mechanism. These features change how tags are triggered and how data is collected. To find out how to do it step-by-step, take a look at this article that will take you through the whole process.

In Consent Manager, we do collect anonymous data about each visitor’s consent decision. They are based on the Consent Manager generated reports (charts). To find out more about how to get to the Insights section and what actually do specific metrics mean, take a look here.

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