Privacy Tools Options

Privacy Tools Options

25/07/2018

What needs to be compliant is the end user website, it is not the software/framework a website is built on. The Avada WordPress theme as an entity does not violate GDPR criteria because it does not collect any data. What we as a team has done is give our Avada userbase existing and new, the tools necessary to ensure that their websites are GDPR compliant. These new privacy tools and options were introduced in Avada 5.5.2, released May 22nd, 2018.

Overview

Privacy Theme Options

The Privacy Elements options in the Fusion Theme Options are located in Avada > Theme Options > Privacy section. These are global options options that will affect all your Privacy element instances unless otherwise specified within the individual element options.

Google Fonts Mode - Illustrated as A. Choose between Local or CDN. When set to Local, the Google fonts set in Theme Options will be downloaded to your server. When set to CDN, it will use the Google CDN.

Privacy Consent – Illustrated as B. Allows you to prevent embeds and scripts from loading until user consent is given.

Privacy Consent Cookie Expiration – Illustrated as C. Allows you to set how long the consent cookie should be stored in days.

Privacy Consent Types – Illustrated as D. Allows you to set the types of embeds you would like to require consent. Choose between Tracking Cookies, Google Maps, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, SoundCloud, Vimeo, or YouTube.

Privacy Selected Consent Types – Illustrated as E. Allows you to set the types of embeds

Privacy Placeholder Background Color – Illustrated as F. Allows you to set the background color for the privacy placeholders.

Privacy Placeholder Text Color – Illustrated as G. Allows you to set the text color for the embed placeholders.

Privacy Bar – Illustrated as H. Allows you to enable a privacy bar at the bottom of the page.

Privacy Bar Padding – Illustrated as I. Allows you to set the top/right/bottom/left paddings of the privacy bar area.

Privacy Bar Background Color – Illustrated as J. Allows you to set the background color for the privacy bar.

Privacy Bar Font Size – Illustrated as K. Allows you to set the font size for the privacy bar content.

Privacy Bar Text Color – Illustrated as L. Allows you to set the text color for the privacy bar content.

Privacy Bar Link Color – Illustrated as M. Allows you to set the link color for the privacy bar.

Privacy Bar Link Hover Color – Illustrated as N. Allows you to set the link hover color for the privacy bar.

Privacy Bar Text – Illustrated as O. Allows you to set the text which you want to appear on the privacy bar.

Privacy Bar Button Text – Illustrated as P. Allows you set the button text for the privacy bar acceptance.

Privacy Bar Button Save On Click – Illustrated as Q. If enabled, when the button is clicked it will save the default consent selection. If disabled, the button will only save the preferences after a checkbox has been changed (bar will be hidden however).

Privacy Bar Settings – Illustrated as R. If enabled, a settings section will be added to show more information and to provide checkboxes for tracking and third party embeds.

Privacy Bar Settings Text – Illustrated as S. Allows you to set the link text for the privacy bar settings.

Privacy Bar Update Button Text – Illustrated as T Allows you to set the button text for the privacy bar after a checkbox has changed.

Privacy Bar Heading Font Size – Illustrated as U. Allows you to set the font size for the privacy bar heading text.

Privacy Bar Headings Color – Illustrated as V. Allows you to set the text color of the privacy bar heading font.

Privacy Bar Content – Illustrated as W. This uses a repeater field to select the content for each column. Click the “Add” button to add additional columns. Choose between Custom, Tracking Cookies, or Third Party Embeds, and add a Title and Description for the content.

Google Map Embed Overlay Example

Avada 5.5.2 gives you new Theme Options to prevent embeds from loading until user consent is granted to ensure GDP compliance. For any of the third party services, which you can freely choose from, you add to the consent list, the embeds will stop to be loaded on page load. Instead your users will see a placeholder graphic, with custom text on it and a button to accept this third party service. The background color and text color for that placeholder can be set in Theme Options.

Below is an example of the Google Map overlay on a contact form page, requiring consent:

In the above example you will see the following text:

  • Main Text - "For privacy reasons Google Maps needs your permission to be loaded. For more details, please see our" can be changed by editing the Avada .po file. See this help file on how to edit the language file.
  • Page Link - "Privacy Policy" or whatever you choose to name that page is a link to a page on your site, detailing any privacy info for your customers. This page link is automatically enabled when you designate the page inside of the WordPress Privacy Settings panel. More info provided below.

The WordPress 4.9.6 release comes with a series of Privacy Options for you to manage customer data and the option to designate a dedicated privacy policy page for your website. For the Avada embed overlay text to include this dedicated page, you need to enable this in the WordPress Dashboard >> Settings >> Privacy section

Privacy Element Usage Example

The whole setup is cookie driven and below is an example of what you will see on your site with a set of custom expiration dates for the cookies. Once it is expired your users will have to set their consents newly according to their preferences.

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