GDPR plugins for WordPress

GDPR plugins for WordPress that help you setting up your privacy policy

When you look at the WordPress plugin directory, you’ll find a lot of GDPR plugins for WordPress that help you set up your privacy policy. We tested several WordPress plugins that were developed for the new privacy law. Below, you’ll find a (incomplete) list of plugins, of which quite a few may be less interesting because of WordPress version 4.9.6. This version has a lot of privacy settings already included.

In general, we can distinguish two types of websites for the GDPR:

  1. Websites without user accounts
  2. Websites with user accounts

GDPR plugins for WordPress websites without user accounts

A cookie banner that gives website visitors the possibility to choose which cookies they want to accept.

  • EU Cookie Law – banner with an option to link to your privacy policy page.
  • Cookiebot – banner with a lot of options and a clear manual.

Ask for consent in forms to process data.

  • WP GDPR Compliance – adds checkboxes to  Contactform 7, Woocommerce, WordPress Comments, whether you are logged in or not.
  • Privacy Policy Genius – Helps generate a privacy policy page, based on what your website is used for. It also provides a Cookiebanner, but it’s not working properly. Therefore, we recommend the plugins we  mentioned before.

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GDPR plugins for WordPress websites with user accounts

A cookie banner and asking for consent obviously applies to these websites too, but you may want to add additional functionality.

  • Delete me – Users can delete all data related to their account themselves.
  • GDPR – On login, website users have to consent to and agree with the privacy policy of your website. When a user doesn’t agree, it’s registration is cancelled, nor can they login. This plugin also contains tools for complaints and data removal.
  • GDPR Compliance – Displays data for logged in users, that’s all.

Various GDPR related information that’s useful for WordPress users

Categorise cookies and decide whether they’re strictly necessary for your website. Or are they used for analytics, tracking or advertising? In your privacy policy, you should explain the different types of cookies and how they are applied.

Do you automatically comply to the new privacy law after installing one or more of these GDPR plugins?
The very short answer to this is: no. Plugins can help you get started, but you need to sort out some stuff manually too. This means you cannot take this blog post as legal advice.

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