Purpose and scope

A set of essential or mandatory web pages are included as standard with your Aphix WebShop. These mandatory pages include the Contact Us, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages.  The purpose of these pages are to make it easier for your WebShop to comply with various Irish, UK and EU laws. These laws include (but are not limited to) the Consumer Rights Directive (CRD), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the ePrivacy Regulations.

This feature guide explains the default values, and configuration options for the following WebShop pages:   

  • Contact us

  • Cookie policy

  • Privacy policy

Benefits

Key benefits are:

  • Easy to manage controls to help you comply with different EU, UK or Irish legislation

  • Compliance with EU cookie regulations

Introducing terms and concepts used in this article

Term

Definition

Cookie

small text file that is placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookie notice

message that pops up when WebShop is initially opened that requires your customers to provide consent to allow cookies be sorted on their machine.

Cookie policy

detailed policy that explains how your customer information is used in WebShop, Typically, it categorizes cookies into four types, as follows:

  • Strictly necessary

  • Performance 

  • Marketing

  • Functionality

For each cookie, its name, purpose and a link to more information must be specified within the Cookie policy

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)1

EU's data protection law

ePrivacy Regulations2

Specify what consent is needed by the data controller to manage cookies and other similar technologies. Typically, cookies required to run a service do not require explicit content, while other cookies used to perform other activities (for example, marketing cookies) do require explicit consent.

Tasks

References

1 https://gdpr.eu/what-is-gdpr/

2 https://gdpr.eu/cookies/

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