Glossary of Consent Manager

Consent: visitor’s permission to being tracked. According to the GDPR, it’s crucial for collecting data.

Consent form link: a template for the privacy policy page section that will display a popup with consent settings..

Consent form: a basic template used when you run multiple tag types requiring specific consent. For example, if you’re collecting data with Analytics and use a Facebook pixel tag for remarking, you can use this consent form with two types of consents — analytics and remarketing.

Consent form — single tag type: a template used when you run only one tag type. For example, analytics.

Consent form — success note: a pop-up that shows up once a visitor makes a decision about data collection and usage.

Consent form — failure note: a pop-up that shows up when there is a problem with saving the choices a visitor makes in the consent form.

Consent form as a modal: a large pop-up that shows up in the middle of the screen asking for consent to data collection and usage.

Consent form as a bottom bar: a small bar that shows up at the bottom of the page asking for consent to data collection and usage

Consent Manager: one of Piwik PRO’s products that lets you collect consents to data collection and manage data subject requests so that you comply with GDPR regulations and respect privacy of visitors.

Data subject request: a privacy policy page form where your visitors can exercise their access, rectification, erasure data subject rights. These requests are regulated by the GDPR.

Data subject request — success note:  a template for notification after a successful submission of users data subject request. It informs your visitor that their request was sent and will be processed shortly.

Data subject request — failure note: a template for notification after a failed data subject request. It informs your visitor that their request wan not sent and that they should try again.

Debug: a mode in which you can view and debug all widgets in Consent Manager.

GDPR: the General Data Protection Act introduced by the European Union on May 25, 2018 to regulate how personal data can be processed and stored. It’s intended to reinforce data protection.

GDPR compliance feature: an option that can be turned on or off for a website (Menu > Administration > Websites & apps > Privacy). The setting impacts how tags are being fired and how data is collected:

  • GDPR compliance is off: visitors are opted-in by default
  • GDPR compliance is on: visitors are opted-out by default and Piwik PRO Consent Manager shows a consent form for new visitors.

Insights: a dashboard with combined data about decisions visitors made and a consent type breakdown.

Privacy policy page: according to the GDPR, your visitors should be able to review and adjust their consent status and exercise data subject rights on your website. Other things should also be written down on the privacy policy page but it’s a matter of your company’s policy.

Privacy policy page widgets: settings widgets for privacy policy pages. Settings widgets allow your visitors to change their consent decisions or submit data subject requests (access, rectification and erasure). Among these widgets, you’ll find: a consent form link and a data subject request form.

Reminder widget: a sticky bar or corner button that shows up for visitors who didn’t make any decision about the consent. In most cases, a visitor saw a consent pop-up or bar and closed it neither agreeing nor disagreeing for data collection and usage.

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