Adding a cookie consent banner

The Sitebuilder uses cookie files to ensure your site provides the best experience for your visitors. In some localities, legislation such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy Directive of 2002, commonly known as “The cookie law,” may require you to inform your visitors of cookies used by your website and to obtain visitors’ consent to the use certain types of cookies. 

If your website has visitors from the EU, you need a cookie warning in the form of a banner.

What is a cookie banner?

A cookie banner is a consent notice that appears on websites upon the user’s first visit to the site. Its purpose is to alert your users about the cookies and get consent for setting them. Visit Essential and Non-Essential Cookies to learn more.

How to enable cookie banner

Here's how you can request the consent of your visitors to the use of cookie files. 

  1. Click the Main Menu button in the top left corner of the Sitebuilder, and choose Settings in the Sidebar.

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  2. Navigate to the Cookies & User data section and tick the Cookie consent banner checkbox.

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  3. Click Submit and publish your site to make the changes live.

Now, when your visitors arrive at your website for the first time, they will see the banner at the top of their screen. 

Editing the cookie banner

The banner text is generic and may not apply to your particular situation. To change the text, click anywhere on the banner and start typing. You can also format the text by making it bold, italic, underlined, or strikethrough.

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You can also edit the text inside the buttons. To edit the text in the button, click the exciting text on the button and type in a new text.

You can also insert a link to your Privacy policy and other legal pages. Learn more about how to add a link.

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