We’re excited to announce that you will now be able to turn on a cookies notice that your visitors will see upon visiting your website. This was created to be compliant with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in the US and Europe.
What are cookies?
The goal of GDPR is transparency for your visitors so they understand that some of their information will be saved temporarily to enhance their experience on your website. A cookie file basically remembers a prior action that you want memorized as you visit other webpages. On your website, the cookie file is primarily for saving items in a shopping cart so that a visitor can continue browsing your website without losing those items. It is also used to memorize that a person has logged into a message board, voted in a poll or logged into their express checkout account when checking out their cart (if you have turned this turned on).
How does the cookies notice work?
Can I edit the text for the cookies notice?
Can I change the color of the cookies notice?
Yes, but only if you are using an Enhanced Template and are comfortable with CSS coding otherwise please contact our support team to help you. Click on “Design” and then go to “Edit Current Template” and click on “Advanced Options.” From there, you will want to make changes to the [#cookie-container] CSS ID.
How come I don’t see the cookies notice?
If you still don’t see it, it’s probably because you need to clear your cookies on your browser as you’ve previously closed the notice. As another option, a faster way to see your cookies notice is to open a new incognito window (this allows you to browse the internet anonymously) then go to your website. On Chrome for Windows, press Ctrl+Shift+N and for Mac press Command+Shift+N. On Firefox for Windows, press Ctrl+Shift+P and for Mac press Command+Shift+P. Then, go to your website.
Will the notice appear on the mobile version of my website?
Yes. Regardless of whether you have mobile enabled for your website or not, the cookies notice will appear if it’s turned on.