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EdWeb deployment update March 2020

On 12 March, we will apply a collection of development work and bug fixes to EdWeb. These include a major upgrade to our EdWeb cookie consent banner and all our cookie consent overlays for 3rd party or custom content. This is so that we are more closely aligned to GDPR legislation. We have updated the text to make it a bit easier to understand and have made it much more explicit about the advertising cookies we use.

EdWeb cookie consent upgrade

The main points

We are updating the cookie consent banner that appears on every EdWeb page. This will include:

  • No more pre-ticked checkboxes
  • Clearer, less-technical language
  • We can no longer interpret interaction with the site to imply consent

Full details of the cookie update are in a previous blog post:

EdWeb cookie banner is changing 

Support and documentation

The GDPR documentation has now been updated on our support wki at:

Privacy notice and consent GDPR compliance guidance for websites

Custom HTML and web application cookie consent overlay

If you are using the custom HTML asset or the web application you must audit your content to see if it sets any cookies. If it does you must use the cookie consent mechanism.  For custom HTML assets this can be found on the ‘Custom HTML’ tab while editing and for web applications this can be found on the main content tab. New functionality now lets you add a link to a 3rd party privacy statement where relevant. You must do this if your content sets cookies from a 3rd party and a relevant privacy statement is available.

Using third party embeds

Video Publisher widget

We have also updated the consent overlays for both our streaming media asset and our UWP 3rd party widgets for video.





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