Cookie compliance and types of cookies
That being said, there are different types of cookies (oatmeal raisin is my personal fave). But on a website, there are…
Essential cookies. As the name implies, these cookies are essential to the function of a website and generally can’t be blocked by a user. Without these cookies, the website wouldn’t function…essentially.
Non-essential cookies. These cookies can fall into categories like advertising or analysis. These are the kind of cookies, for example, that enable those annoying re-marketing ads you see after visiting a website.
So I’ve Got Cookies, So What?
Website cookies are covered under sweeping privacy legislation around the world. The most prominent is the GDPR (Global Data Privacy Regulation). More recently, California passed the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act).
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU-wide regulation that controls how companies and other organizations handle personal data. It is the most significant initiative on data protection in 20 years and has major implications for any organization in the world, serving individuals from the European Union.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a state-wide data privacy law that regulates how businesses all over the world are allowed to handle the personal information (PI) of California residents.
So What Should I Do?