GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, which is a regulation enforced by the European Union to protect the privacy and personal data of EU citizens. As an Irish business owner with a website, GDPR is important to you because it sets guidelines for how you can collect, process, and store personal data of your website visitors and customers, including their name, email address, phone number, and any other identifiable information.
The regulation applies to any business, regardless of its size or location, that processes the personal data of EU citizens. If your business collections personal data from EU citizens, you must comply with GDPR.
To comply with GDPR, you need to ensure that you have the appropriate technical and organizational measures in place to protect the personal data you collect. This may include implementing data protection policies and procedures, obtaining consent from users before collecting their personal data, and providing users with the right to access, modify, and delete their personal data.
Non-compliance with GDPR can result in significant fines, up to €20 million or 4% of your global revenue, whichever is greater. Additionally, non-compliance can damage your business's reputation and erode your customers' trust.
Cookiebot is a tool that can help your website become GDPR compliant by automating the process of obtaining consent from users before collecting their personal data through cookies or other tracking technologies.
Cookiebot scans your website to identify all cookies and tracking technologies being used. It then presents a cookie consent banner to the user, informing them of the types of cookies being used and asking for their consent to collect their personal data through cookies.
Cookiebot also provides a dashboard where you can monitor user consent and manage your website's cookies and tracking technologies. The dashboard allows you to customize your cookie consent banner to match your website's branding and messaging, and to block certain cookies if a user does not provide consent.
Using Cookiebot can save you time and effort in ensuring that your website is GDPR compliant, as it automates the process of obtaining user consent and managing cookies. It also provides you with documentation that you can use to demonstrate your website's compliance with GDPR, which can be important in case of an audit or legal challenge.