DPA inspections, conducted by Data Protection Authorities, play a vital role in safeguarding individuals’ privacy rights and ensuring businesses adhere to data protection regulations. These inspections typically arise from user reports or random checks within specific industries. Data Protection Authorities are responsible for verifying claims, investigating allegations, and enforcing compliance with data protection laws.
DPA inspections typically involve several key steps, and these steps may vary depending on the specific authority conducting the inspection. The typical process involves:
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The Cookie and Consent Preference Log allows you to create records of your users’ cookie consent preferences when they visit your site. You need this feature to align with the requirements of most Data Protection Authorities across Europe (including the UK, France, Italy, Belgium, and more).
Yes, the Essentials plan includes the Cookie and Consent Preference Log with up to 25,000 pageviews per month. If you need more, you can either leverage Extra Usage, which allows the product to continue working with an extra charge after you reach the limit of use for your plan, or upgrade to a bigger plan. Please see the pricing page for more details.
Yes, if your website installs non-exempt cookies and European users visit it, you need to keep valid records of your users’ cookie preferences.
In other words, regardless of the number of monthly pageviews, you need to store a cookie and consent preference log if you have a cookie banner.
No, the Consent Database collects and stores proof of consent specifically for online and offline forms, and requires some setup.
The Cookie and Consent Preference Log, however, is a fully automated feature of the Privacy Controls and Cookie Solution, our solution for managing consent preferences for cookies, trackers and similar technologies.
The Cookie and Consent Preference Log solves this problem – without the need for a dedicated configuration. For each consent given, we collect:
This way, the consent is collected via the string of 6 hexadecimal characters and the IP address is uniquely linked to a specific user. If necessary, the DPA may: