A new feature for Avada 5.6 is a configurable privacy bar, adding to the Avada privacy tools to help you facilitate GDPR compliance.
This new feature is highly configurable, giving you everything that you need to keep your website visitors informed of any cookies, third part embeds and/or custom implementations that may affect their data privacy.
It will handle 3rd party embeds, tracking codes, and any custom cookie contents that you may require. The settings are found in Avada > Theme Options > Privacy tab. Enabling Privacy Bar option will give access to additional options that will help in customizing the privacy bar. Continue reading below to know more about the full options available in the Privacy tab.
Below is what your website visitors will see by default when you enable the privacy bar. Basic wording added with the default location placement at the foot of the website.
There are a range of Theme Options that will make it possible for you to personalize and style up your privacy bar, giving you the ability to inform your website visitors regarding data privacy and handling. There are styling options, layout options and content options. Below is an example of what a final result could look like:
For added flexibility, the privacy bar content areas will accept Fusion Elements like buttons, font awesome icons, images etc that will help you set up a professional and elegant notification for your website visitors. Adding Elements to text areas is now as easy as a right click on the Element and paste into the text area.
There are a range of styling and layout options. Leave it as a simple notification bar by setting Privacy Bar Settings to ‘Off‘, enabling this option will when clicked slide and out, displaying additional notification information for your visitors.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The options in this section will help to easier comply with data privacy regulations, like the European GDPR. When then “Privacy Consent” option is used, Avada will create a cookie with the name “privacy_embeds” on user clients browsing your site to manage and store user consent to load the different third party embeds and tracking scripts. You may want to add information about this cookie to your privacy page.