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Canada – PIPEDA: How to make your site PIPEDA compliant

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Want to know how to make sure your site complies with Canada's PIPEDA Regulation? See the banner needs detailed here!

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act – Canada 🇨🇦

Understanding cookies and their role in online browsing is crucial for safeguarding your privacy. Cookies, small text files dropped by websites onto your device, serve important functions but also have implications for data collection. To address privacy concerns, global regulations such as the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) have been implemented. Prioritizing data protection is essential in today’s digital landscape.

What are Cookies?

Cookies act as small text files that websites store on your device during online exploration. Processed and stored by your web browser, cookies play essential roles in website functionality. However, it’s important to recognize their potential to store significant data that could identify you without your consent. Consequently, various regulations worldwide focus on protecting our data and privacy.

PIPEDA & Cookies

Canada’s PIPEDA requires you to inform users and obtain their consent, PIPEDA compliance means knowing and controlling all cookies and tracking technologies in use on your website, plus having a solution for collecting the valid consents of users to all of those cookies that you use.

A cookie consent banner is required to collect meaningful consent from users for each specific purpose of processing, and a to comply with this regulation, the cookie banner should have the following characteristics:

  • Provide Detailed Information About Cookie Use: The cookie banner should contain information about why the website uses cookies. For example, does it collect data for analytics, advertising, or social media purposes?
  • Alert the User if the Website Shares Data with Third Parties: If the website shares the data collected through cookies with third parties the cookie banner should explain this.
  • Link to the Website’s Cookie Policy: Here the website will provide further information about the cookies in use on the site, including a list of all the cookies.

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At illow, we understand the complexities of complying with global Data-Privacy regulations. Our cookies consent solution ensures effortless compliance.

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