There are a couple of things every website should be doing regarding privacy, including yours.
There are a couple of things that every website should be doing, including yours. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in or what service you provide or what product you sell. Every single website should be doing these couple of things.
And it just basically tells people how you’re using information that you’re gathering on the site and how you intend to protect their privacy. It’s a little bit more involved than that, but that’s at the base level, what it is. And every website should be informing people what you’re doing, whether it’s filling out a contact form or whatever data you’re collecting on them.
They should know what happens when they submit stuff to you, and that data could be directly inputted, or it could be like searching on the site. Do you save their search history? Are they logging into your site to do something? Are you using any kind of other data about them, even if you just have a basic contact form?
So that’s number one. You can either go through a lawyer, you can use a service, but it definitely needs to be there, and it has to be linked on every single page. So put it in your footer.
Only essential cookies should be turned on, which means only things that need to be there for your site to function. Everything else should be turned off by default, and they need to then opt in to those cookies. It’s incredibly hard nowadays to stop all of these big corporations from tracking us in everything that we do. So you need to allow people to opt in to allowing you to track some of their data.
There are also services out there, like alternatives to Google Analytics, that will do things a little bit more privately that you may not need to notify with cookies notice, but you definitely need one.