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AddThis and the GDPR – How to be compliant

AddThis

What is AddThis?

AddThis is a service provided by Oracle Corporation, which displays a widget that allows interaction with social networks and external platforms as well as sharing contents.

Depending on the configuration, AddThis can display widgets belonging to third parties such as the managers of social networks where interactions are shared. In this case, also the third parties that provide the widget will be informed of interactions and Usage Data on the pages where AddThis is installed.

Do I need a Privacy Policy if I use AddThis on my website or app?

Yes, you do.

If you use AddThis, then add this service to your privacy policy. The personal data collected are cookies and usage data as specified in their Privacy Policy.

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

Yes, you do.

The AddThis button installs cookies on your visitors’ devices, as stated in their Privacy 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 AddThis on 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 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 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 AddThis

With iubenda, you can easily declare which services your website uses to collect data. You can find the “AddThis” service in the “Interaction with external social networks and platforms” section of our Privacy and Cookie Policy Generator.

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 90.000 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 CCPA.