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Did Google ever release a complete GDPR solution?

     
4:56 pm on Oct 20, 2018 (gmt 0)

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There was some talk a while back that google was going to provide a complete GDPR solution for Adsense. Did that happen or will it?
5:25 pm on Oct 20, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Yes and No.

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but this is not really the kind of solution Publishers were expecting :)

or you can disable interest based ads for EEA visitors, from your Adsense dashboard, which is more-or-less-nearly-slightly-compliant with the GDPR
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Yes, I turned off interest based ads when it came out but that doesn't really address the cookie dropping issue with Adsense. I thought I read a while back that Google was coming up with a complete solution that would handle the cookies for us too. My site doesn't drop any cookies of it's own. The only cookies are from Google. So far, my GPDR solution has been to turn off Adsense. I'm hoping that I can turn it back on at some point.
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the cookie dropping issue with Adsense

It might or not be an issue (which is the problem). Cookies, themselves, are not handled by the GDPR, instead it's addressed by the ePrivacy, which had to be upgraded to match the GDPR, but was not. Welcome to the EU!

By the way, when you disable interest based ads, there is still a cookie,but Adsense is not clear about what this cookie is used for. the ePrivacy doesn't forbid cookie, and doesn't require consent (explicit or not) for every cookie. It requires a consent, if the cookie is used to track / handle personal information. BUT, cookies which are used as a counter for example, are exempted from requiring a consent. Adsense lists the purpose of the cookie, but it's unclear if it handles or not personal information / tracking / history the way the EU considers it.

So, "it's possible" the cookie dropped by Adsense is respecting the ePrivacy directive, and it might not even require a cookie consent banner, but "might" only because Adsense is careful not to make claims.

I thought I read a while back that Google was coming up with a complete solution that would handle the cookies for us too

I can't find the link, but I read the same, Adsense claimed to come with an in-house solution for publisher by the end of summer... but instead they published the pages I listed above, with lot of claims and information, but nothing really concrete.

All this to say nothing :)