The Overlooked Website Feature That Could Cost Your Business

FRESNO, California – Cody Sarhan, Communications Specialist

Imagine waking up one morning to find your business’s website plastered across local news headlines for a major privacy breach. Customers are furious, your reputation is in tatters, and to make matters worse, you’re facing hefty fines and legal actions. This nightmare scenario could become a reality if you neglect to disclose how cookies are used on your website, especially in California where the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enforces stringent regulations.

Learn More: How Xobee can help implement a compliant and protected privacy policy for you

What Are Website Cookies?

Put plainly, website cookies are small bits of text that websites send to a user’s browser to store information about their visit. These cookies help make the site more user-friendly and efficient on subsequent visits. They can track browsing activity, such as remembering usernames, passwords, search preferences, and user interests.

What Does Proper Cookie Disclosure Look Like?

Proper cookie disclosure in a website’s privacy policy is a critical component of legal compliance and user transparency. This process allows users to make informed choices about their personal data and how it’s used as they navigate a site.

Proper disclosure details the types of cookies your website uses, the purpose of each cookie, duration of cookie storage, disclosure of any third-party cookies and their purpose, user rights, and user control.

Legal Compliance Under CCPA

In California, compliance with the CCPA is mandatory for businesses that collect personal data from residents. This includes the use of cookies. Failure to disclose proper cookie use can result in significant legal and financial consequences.

Protecting Your Business and Users

Adhering to the CCPA and other privacy regulations not only protects your business from legal penalties but also fosters a sense of trust and loyalty among your users. As privacy concerns continue to grow, demonstrating a commitment to protecting user data can set your business apart.

At Xobee Networks, we understand the complexities of web compliance and user privacy. Our expertise in web development and award-winning web design ensures that your website not only meets legal requirements but also delivers an exceptional user experience. From implementing robust privacy policy solutions to providing ongoing support, we are your one-stop-shop for all your business technology needs.

Contact Xobee Networks today to learn more about our comprehensive web services.

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Cody Sarhan | Communications Specialist, Xobee Networks

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