Try These 2 Methods To Use Cookies Features In Magento 2 Web Store

What are cookies?

Cookies are saved files on the computer of the visitor to your site; it’s a temporary saving place for data. To personalize customer’s experience, information that is saved in cookies is used to link customers to their shopping carts, count traffic patterns, and enhance the effectiveness of the promotions. To follow requirements of legislation in many countries regarding the use of cookies and to obtain customer consent, Magento suggests store owners a selection of these two methods :

Method 1: Implied Consent

In this method, customers have a clear understanding that cookies are an essential part of online store operations, and by visiting your web store, have indirectly granted permission to use them. The reason for taking implied consent is to provide enough information for a customer to make an informed decision. The web store will make a pop-up message at the top of first-page customers visit, explains how cookies are used, include a link to the privacy policy of web store. In the privacy policy page, store owners should tell what kind of information that your online store collects, and how is it used.

Method 2: Expressed Consent

In cookie restriction mode, the operating of your online store requires customers to confirm their approval of any cookies can be saved to their devices. Without access granted, many store features will not allow. For example, if Google Analytics is available in your store, it can be activated only after the customer has granted permission to use cookies.

Above is an article about cookies in Magento 2 and two solutions to obtain customer consent. We hope that you can consider the best method for your web store, provide the best experience for customers and completely protect customers information. If you have any question, feel free to leave a comment. Share the article if you think it is useful, and subscribe Magestandard to read more guidelines. In these next posts, we will describe Cookie Restriction Mode and Cookie Reference.

How to Edit Your Privacy Policy in Magento 2

What is Privacy Policy?

A Privacy Policy in Magento 2 is a document that describes the policy of merchant for handling customer information. In Magento 2 default, your store displays a sample form of privacy policy and it can be updated with your information. In your privacy policy, you should describe the type of information that you must collect from customers, and how it is used. The cookies files of the computers that visit your store, and additional cookies that are associated with third-party extensions should be included in the list too.

In this article, we will describe how to edit your privacy policy in Magento 2. To modify your Privacy Policy, follow these steps:

Firstly, in Admin sidebar, click Content. Under Element tab, click Page.

In the table grid, find Privacy Policy section. In Action column, choose Edit in Select.

Open the Content tab, edit the content following your requirements.

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Content

If you need to change URL key of privacy policy page, you have to create a custom URL rewrite to redirect traffic to the new URL key. Without this step, the footer privacy policy link will get error 404, and customers can not reach your privacy policy page.

Click Save page after completed the edit.

Above is a description of the privacy policy in Magento 2, and tutorial on how to edit privacy policy of your Magento 2 web store. We hope that you can create your privacy policy and respect the privacy of customers data to make the e-commerce world safer and better. If you have any question, feel free to leave a comment. If you think this article is useful, don’t forget to share it. And remember to subscribe Magestandard to read more Magento guidelines. In the next post, we will describe the Cookie Law Compliance for Magento 2 web store.