COOKIE POLICY

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Hi.

As you know, websites must comply with European Cookie Law. This means that we must inform users about cookies and block all of them (even the ones of Facebook button, Google+ and others).

Now, I am having difficulties in finding a "cookie script code"  which is compatible with Yola websites. I found one but it does not block the third party cookies.
https://cookie-script.com/

Do you know some free tool  wich is compatible with Yola and blocks third party cookies automatically??

Thanks
Francesco
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Hi.
Thanks for your reply.

Unfortunately all the vendors that offer tools or solutions to add a cookie consent function are not compatible with YOLA websites. Some of them allow you to give your users choices about the cookies used on your site. For example, your visitors might be presented with an option to block 'advertising' cookies. But such configurations won't control the cookies on your yolasite automatically.

So if you're using third party advertising services, such as Google AdSense, Facebook Buttons, o Disqus comment boxes, you'll need to take additional steps that in a YOLA website cannot be taken!!

Any suggestion from YOLA CUSTOMER SERVICE??
Thanks.
Francesco
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Hi Francesco,

If you need a simple "copy and paste" code for "cookies acceptance", you could try the following site: http://sitebeam.net/cookieconsent. They will provide you with a code snippet which you can paste into an HTML Widget. You can also see the notification on the site itself linked above. Here's how to add HTML to your site using the HTML Widget:

  1. In your Sitebuilder, go to Widgets > Popular.
  2. Drag and drop an HTML Widget onto your page (the icon for this is a blue sphere).
  3. An HTML editor will open up that will allow you to write or paste your code (use right-click > paste or Ctrl-V to paste).
  4. When you are done, click "Save" and you will see the way that the HTML displays on your page.

I hope this helps. If you have any further questions, please let us know.

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Hi Lyall.

Thanks for yor reply.

However, I have already tested this tool but unfortunately I doesn't block the third party cookies (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Disqus, and others).
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Hi Francesco,

Blocking third party cookies is done by site visitors within their browsers. The only cookies added specifically by us are detailed in the article Peter pasted above. The cookie law has changed several times over the years and I suggest you look at this thread providing an update and it's suggestion of a privacy policy.
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Hi.
Do the plugins for Wordpress work for Yola website as well??

I am asking this because I found a plugin for Wordpress that blocks cookies. Will it work on Yola as well??

In the description box, there is written: 
  • The plugin integrates seamlessly with WordPress, in particular:
  • Compatible with all the plugins cache (W3 Total Cache, Super Cache, ...)
  • Allows you to block cookies generated from any part of the page (header, foooter, sidebar / widget, ...)

Thanks in advance for any clarification it will be provided.
Regards,
Francesco
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Hello Francesco,

No, Wordpress codes will not work with Yola. I'm sorry I don't have better news. 

Another approach instead of blocking cookies, is to have the visitor agree to having cookies enabled. Here's a code that will work on Yola sites: http://sitebeam.net/cookieconsent.

I wonder if that would work for you?
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Hi Sanja.

I have already tested http://sitebeam.net/cookieconsent but unfortunately it doesn't blocks the third party cookies (facebook, google+, twitter, disqus, and others) .

This is a big problem as EU Cookie Law requests that these cookies are blocked. If not, a very high fine can be applied (up to 36000€ !!)....

I will keep looking for something it could work on Yola.

Francesco
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Hello Francesco, 

It is my understanding that you no longer have to block cookies but rather just receive consent. If you look at the post that Lyall shared: https://forum.yola.com/yola/topics/new_internet_regulations_cookies?topic-reply-list%5Bsettings%5D%5..., it says:
Here is the latest update we are aware of: Changes to Cookie Consent Law 
This change removes the requirement to have a pop-up cookie opt-in agreement for visitors to your site. 
What this change supports is "implied consent". While "implied consent" does have various permutations, the basic premise is that, depending on the context, there may now be no need to get users to click a button or checkbox, as long as your users understand that using the site will result in cookies being used. 
As the law is specific to the EU, and not something Yola has any control over, we encourage you to take a look at the literature available on this subject. This will give you a better idea of the original law, the changes, and what sort of wording you are required to have on your site: Changes to UK Cookie Law. Lastly, the UK Cookie Guide and Cookies Guidance PDFs are very helpful resources. 
Something that is recommended by many websites, is the addition of a Privacy Policy. This type of policy generally discloses what you do with the information your visitors provide you with. In the case of the cookie law, you could extend this Privacy Policy to include information about "implied consent" and cookie handling on your website. It's also a good idea to have a page on your website detailing what cookies are and explaining to your visitors how to manage them. This article offers a helpful explanation about cookies, and how users should manage their cookies. 
There is a lot of information to take in, and while this forum is a great place to discuss it, it is not possible for Yola to provide legal assistance. If you do have additional questions about this law, it is recommended that legal advice be sought.

I hope that helps.