Mobile optin – how to collect GDPR consent on mobile
Is opt-in is necessary under the GDPR? and How do you go about setting up a GDPR optin for mobile? In this post we’ll show you step by step, the correct way to set up, and some tools that can help.
Is opt-in consent necessary under the GDPR?
Yes, opt-in consent is necessary for certain processing activities carried out by mobile apps. Generally, things like direct email advertising and cookies will require opt-in consent. These two scenarios will require different tools to help you comply. We’ll start with email consent forms first but you can click here to jump to the section on cookies.
Collecting opt-in consent to direct email marketing under the GDPR:
Under the GDPR, your users that you sign up to your mailing list should have the following:
The opportunity to give their informed consent. Users should be informed of the reasons you’d like their email address and the kind of emails they can expect to receive (e.g. third party advertisements)
The ability to opt-in to the consent rather than opt-out. Pre-ticked checkboxes are forbidden.
The ability to give granular consent. Separate consent must be collected for Separate purposes.
The ability to withdraw their consent after it’s been given. This option should be visible and easy to identify. A popular approach is to include an “unsubscribe” link in the footer of all your email communications.
Under the GDPR you should have the following:
informed freely given consent of the users on your mailing list;
disclose the users’ rights in regards to the cookies (they have the right to refuse consent or withdraw it after it’s given);
to ask for the user’s consent before running those cookies in the first place.
Block any scripts that could run non-exempt cookies
Because informed opt-in or prior consent is required under the GDPR and ePrivacy (Cookie Law), you’ll need to make sure that you’ve set up a mechanism that block non-exempt cookies until the user has given consent via an affirmative action such as clicking and “Accept” button.
This is where our Cookie Solution comes in. With a few short clicks it lets you:
obtain and save cookie consent settings;
preventively block scripts prior to consent.
It’s completely free for up to 25K page views per month (no payment info required for free accounts), with affordable plans available for sites that have more monthly traffic. You can start generating for your mobile site in minutes using the button below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to access the Cookie Solution mobile SDK (available as a native component for iOS and Android).