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Adding a cookie banner

European Union (EU) laws require website owners to inform their visitors of cookies placed by their website and to receive visitors’ consent to use certain types of cookies.

Use this guide to create an EU cookie banner on your site. 

Note: When a visitor clicks Continue, they won’t see the message again for 90 days, unless they clear their cookies.

Add the cookie banner

To display a cookie notice banner:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Settings, and then click Advanced.
  2. Click EU Cookie Banner.
  3. Check Enable Cookie Confirmation.
  4. Add a custom banner message to the text box, or click Use Default Copy to add our preset message.
  5. Choose whether to restrict Analytics cookies
  6. Click Save
Note: EU cookie notice requirements vary depending on your location and cookie use. While we provide sample text you can use, you shouldn’t assume that it satisfies your particular legal requirements.

Preview the banner

To preview the banner, log out of your Squarespace account or open your site in Private Browsing or Incognito mode. The banner doesn’t display when you’re logged in.

Add a link to your privacy or cookie policy

To create a separate privacy or cookie policy and link to it from your banner, follow these steps:

  1. Add a Regular Page. Name it Privacy Policy or Cookie Policy (or something similar), and add your policy text.
  2. Return to the EU Cookie Banner panel. In the text box, add a content link to the new page.
  3. Click Save.
Tip: To hide this page from your navigation menu, add it to the Not Linked section. You can also hide it from search engines.
Note: Squarespace can’t provide advice about the content of a privacy or cookie policy page.

Restrict Analytics cookies

Squarespace places Analytics cookies on visitors’ browsers to help you learn more about traffic to your site. To prevent Squarespace from sending Analytics cookies to visitors until they accept your cookie policy, follow these steps.

  1. In the Home Menu, click Settings, and then click Advanced.
  2. Click EU Cookie Banner.
  3. Check Restrict Squarespace Analytics.
  4. Click Save.
Tip: Cookies help us run Squarespace. To learn more about how and why we use cookies, visit our Cookie Policy.
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