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NB This is a renamed version of a port of the Drupal module
blizz_vanisher. It is recommended that users install this
newer version which will be updated and improved as issues are
reported.

This module aims to help site administrators follow the guidelines of
the "General Data Protection Regulation" (GDPR) regarding user
tracking and integration of third party content.

GDPR Cookies lets you prevent scripts and embedded content
(e.g. videos) from being rendered until the user has given their
consent to do so.

Please note that installing and using this module does not mean your
website becomes GDPR compliant.

Details

The new European "General Data Protection Regulation" (GDPR) decrees
that the well-known yet simple "This website uses cookies" banner is
no longer sufficient and aims to provide for more transparency on the
use of the website visitor's data.

As part of the new regulation websites are not allowed to set
ANY cookie without explicit consent of the visitor. What first deems
to be not that great an issue becomes a real problem when it comes to
the integration of third party content - because website operators are
also responsible for potential data usage by third parties.

Does your website use

  • Google Analytics?
  • Youtube videos?
  • Vimeo videos?
  • Google Webfonts?
  • Twitter plugins?
  • Facebook plugins?
  • Or any other content integrated via CDNs?

If using these or similar services you now have to get explicit
permission from the site visitor to include content from these
services into your website - BEFORE any display occurs!

GDPR Cookies integrates the cookie manager script "tarteaucitron.js",
which elegantly provides customization features to the website's
end user and does all the heavy lifting for you. Simply install
the module, configure the services needed and you're done.

When configured, GDPR Cookies in conjunction with tarteaucitron.js
prevents external services from being integrated into your website
without proper consent.

This initial port to Backdrop is from Drupal release 7.x-1.3.

Dependencies

Installation

  • Install this module using the official Backdrop CMS instructions at
    https://backdropcms.org/guide/modules.
  • Use the configuration page at admin/config/system/gdpr_cookies/settings
    to control which services are provided and need user consent.
  • There are some challenges to initialising this module which adjusts
    according to the current cookies on the site. If experiencing difficulty,
    please clear cookies in your browser and set GDPR Cookies to detect
    at least one of the inbuilt third party services.
  • The included tarteaucitron library has a number of language files
    which provide in editable form the text of the on-screen messages.

License

This project is GPL v2 software. See the LICENSE.txt
file in this directory for complete text.

References and Credits

Port to Backdrop

  • Graham Oliver (github.com/Graham-72)

Maintainers of Gdpr cookies for Drupal:

  • Lars Rosenberg (rackberg)
  • Christian Lamine (CHiLi.HH)
  • marvin_B8

Acknowledgement

This port to Backdrop would not, of course, be possible without all
the work done by the developers and maintainers of the Drupal module.