Broadly speaking, for the AVG we can distinguish between two types of websites:
- Websites without user accounts
- Websites with user accounts
AVG plugins for WordPress websites without user accounts
A cookie banner where visitors to your website can indicate which cookies they accept.
- EU Cookie Law - banner with the option to link to your privacy page
- Cookiebot - banner with many options and clear manual
Request permission for data processing forms
- WP GDPR Compliance - adds permission boxes to Contactform 7, Woocommerc, WordPress Comments, whether you are logged in or not.
AVG plugins for WordPress websites with user accounts
Of course, a cookie banner and ask for permission are also applicable here, but you can also add additional functions.
- Delete me - Users can delete all data related to their account themselves
- GDPR - When logging in, users of your website must grant permission and agree to the privacy statement of your website. If the user does not agree, they will not be registered. It is also not possible to log in. This plugin also includes tools for complaints and data removal.
- GDPR Compliance - Displays data for logged in users. That's all.
Various AVG related information that is useful for WordPress users
- Google Analytics
- Activate Google Tag Manager and use the function to anonymize IP addresses. See also this movie on Youtube (from 5.40).
- Set the data to be deleted after 14 months (or any other period, as you specify in your privacy statement).
- Disable data collection
- Do not track pages with forms
- Google Fonts
- Google says they are working on compliance, but there is still little clear at the time of writing this post, as can be read at Github.
- Website cookies
- WordPress' own cookies
- You can read about WordPress' own cookies in the codex.
- Mailchimp is an email marketing program and is often linked to WordPress. On their website, they provide detailed information about the AVG (GDPR in English).
Categorize cookies and decide whether they are strictly necessary for the operation of your website. Or is it for analytics, tracking or advertising? In your privacy statement you should explain the different categories and how they are applied.
Do you automatically comply with the new privacy law after installing one or more of these AVG plugins?
The short answer is no. Plugins can help you on your way, but you will also have to take care of a number of things manually. Therefore, this message cannot be regarded as legal advice.
WordPress plugins that should not be missing on any website
Do you want to know what useful plugins are, most of which should not be missing in your WordPress website? Check out the blog post '13 essential plugins for WordPress'.