Google Maps is a maps visualization service that offers satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, etc. provided by Google LLC or by Google Ireland Limited that allows your website/app to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
Yes, you do.
Users of Google Maps are bound by Google Maps Platform Terms of Service; if you are using a Google Maps embedded on your site, it may track user behavior on your website and therefore you have to inform users of this.
If both of the above apply, you should add both service providers.
Within the Google Maps APIs Terms of Service in fact, Google states that “certain Maps API(s) store and access cookies and other information on end users’ devices”.
Cookies are set also when you use, instead of the API, an automatic iframe generator to embed a map into your webpage.
So in this case, yes you do.
However, keep in mind that this doesn’t necessarily exclude the use of any trackers or any other technology that enables the tracking of users on your website, but only of cookies. End-user’s data (e.g. IP address) might still be accessed or stored, and it might still be possible for Google to track end-users via the user’s browser fingerprint cross-referenced with other Google services they use. Even if they are not strictly speaking cookies, you have to inform users of the use of any trackers and obtain consent to use them.
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Check out our guide to identify the cookies your site installs in browsers.
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.
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