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Cloudflare and the GDPR – How to be compliant


What is Cloudflare?

Cloudflare is a traffic optimization and distribution service provided by Cloudflare Inc.

Do I need a Privacy Policy if I use Cloudflare for my website or app?

Yes, you do.

The way Cloudflare is integrated means that it filters all the traffic through your website or application and all communication between your website and the user’s browser. It also allows analytical data from your website or app to be collected.

Do I need a Cookie Policy if I use Cloudflare on my website or app?

Yes, you do.

Cloudflare might install cookies on your visitors’ devices, as stated in its cookie policy. Therefore, you’ll need a Cookie Policy as well.

Not sure if your website is installing cookies?
Check out our guide to identify the cookies your site installs in browsers.

→ How to generate a Cookie Policy in 10 seconds

Do I need a Cookie Banner if I use Cloudflare for my website or app?

In general, websites that use third-party cookies as well as their own cookies for tracking and analytics must comply with the law and to do so are required to obtain the user’s express consent.

If you operate in the EU or could potentially have EU users, you need to comply with the Cookie Law.

Our Privacy Controls and Cookie Solution complies with provisions of the Cookie Law; it allows you to easily inform users, facilitate their consent and includes the option to preemptively block any scripts that could install cookies prior to consent (required in many EU countries)

→ Discover iubenda Privacy Controls and Cookie Solution
Quickly generate a fully customizable cookie banner, seamlessly collect consent, and implement prior blocking with asynchronous re-activation.

How to Create a GDPR Privacy and Cookie Policy for Cloudflare

With iubenda, you can easily declare which services your website uses to collect data. You can find the “Cloudflare” service in the “Traffic optimization and distribution” section of our Privacy and Cookie Policy Generator. Once selected, you’ll be requested to specify which data you collect.

Not sure what services to select and add to your privacy policy?
Scan your website using the Site Scanner feature of iubenda and get a list of all services used on your website right away.

Trusted by 60.000 clients, iubenda is the easiest and most professional way to generate and manage privacy & cookie policies and terms & conditions, to store and manage user consent, and to comply with the ePrivacy (Cookie Law), the GDPR and the upcoming CCPA.