As Shopify has made it a core feature, it is required to install their official app. To avoid any potential legal issues, we will not be managing user cookies within our theme. However, you can install the "Customer Privacy Banner" app from the Shopify app store to assist with managing user consent.
Shopify has made it mandatory for all online stores operating on their platform to include a privacy banner that seeks user consent before the collection of their personal data. Therefore, it is required to install Shopify's official app to ensure compliance with this regulation. As a result, we will not be managing user cookies within our theme, to avoid any potential legal issues that could arise from not adhering to this regulation.
By installing the "Customer Privacy Banner" app, you can rest assured that your store is in compliance with the GDPR and other data privacy regulations, while still providing a seamless user experience for your customers. If you have any further questions or concerns about managing user privacy on your Shopify store, please do not hesitate to contact us.
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, which is a data privacy and protection law that was introduced by the European Union (EU) in May 2018. The GDPR is designed to regulate the collection, storage, and use of personal data by businesses and organizations operating within the EU, as well as those outside the EU that process data of EU citizens.
Under the GDPR, individuals have greater control over their personal data, including the right to access, modify, or delete their data, as well as the right to know how their data is being used. Businesses and organizations are required to obtain explicit consent from individuals before collecting and using their data, and they must also implement measures to protect personal data from unauthorized access or disclosure.
Non-compliance with the GDPR can result in significant penalties, including fines of up to 4% of a company's annual global revenue or €20 million, whichever is greater. As a result, many businesses and organizations have taken steps to comply with the GDPR, such as updating their privacy policies and implementing stronger data security measures.