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[CMP v1] HOW-TO: setup (install) Secure Privacy

[CMP v1] Follow our detailed guide on Secure Privacy setup - from script installation and configuring v2 blocking, to inspecting cookies and optimizing privacy
Andrew Sidorkin
Updated 1 month ago

Secure Privacy's checklist

#1. Check if the script is installed correctly

To add the automated blocking script to your website, go to the “installation” page and copy the script line.

Open your website/CMS code view and paste the code in the top most of the <head> tag. 

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#2. Set up your blocking configuration

In case you have script/iframe/pixel sources  from your implementation team - 

please add these sources using the “Tag Blocking” tab to enable blocking on them - 

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#3. Review the target audience setup

Review and select appropriate target audience for the cookie banner within each compliance module ("GDPR", "CCPA", "LGPD", "PIPEDA" and others). We recommend targeting appropriate geographic locations according to the affecting cookie law - 

— for GDPR - set to “Active for visitors from Europe”;

for  CCPA - set to “Active for visitors from California”;

for  LGPD - set to “Active for visitors from  Brazil”.

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Make sure the scan report reflects the latest changes to the services/cookies you are using on the website.

The overall rating should aim for 100% and the recommended actions are the steps to execute to increase the score.

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#5. Review and categorize cookies

The “Classification” tab allows you to review and change default categories assigned to the detected services/cookies on your domain. More on cookie categories can be found in the support article here.

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The purpose of each cookie/service category has to be explicitly communicated on the cookie banner

For example, 

— for the essential cookies -
“We place essential cookies to enable our website to function correctly.”

— if you have analytic services running -

“We place analytical cookies to gather aggregated statistical information about our visitors.”

— the purpose for placing advertising cookies may look like this - 

“We place advertisement cookies to optimize our marketing campaigns towards our visitors.”

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#7. [GDPR] Check both Accept and Decline buttons are present

According to GDPR, both buttons for accepting and declining cookies should be placed on the cookie banner.

The behavior can be set up via the "GDPR" -> "Cookie banner" -> "Settings" tab by switching the "Reject button type" to "Show as button" to comply with the requirement.

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(1) Start an Incognito window of your browser (Chrome preferred), please also have the developer tools tab/window open as well.

(2) Open your website, make sure the cookie banner is still open (do not click the banner's buttons yet). Check the “Application” tab and see how many cookies are being placed while having the cookie banner open.

(3) Confirm these all are strictly “essential” to the website functioning (again, cookie categories are described here)

Repeat steps #2, #3, #4 above to improve your overall compliance rating

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In order to promote trust and openness to the services/cookies being used on your website—please enable the following additional compliance tools/features—Privacy Policy (1) and Cooke Declaration (2)

We have extended guides on this topic here - 

How to set up a Privacy policy on your website

How to set up a Cookie Declaration on your website

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#10. [OPTIONAL][ENTERPRISE] Configure the Scan Behind Login feature

Optionally, you can set up the "Scan Behind Login" feature of Secure Privacy that enables website administrators to scan and monitor the content and elements present within the restricted areas of their websites. These areas typically require user authentication, such as login credentials, to access sensitive information or perform specific actions. More information on the feature and setup can be found here - Authenticated scans via "Scan Behind Login" feature

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