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So I've recently subscribed to Squarespace and have set up my website. However, it seems the cookies banner doesn't comply with GDPR, and even if I use the disable cookies option, this only includes 'non essential' cookies - so that doesn't comply with GDPR either.

Is there a workaround, or are Squarespace websites unsuitable for EU/UK websites as it can't comply with GDPR rules? 

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Same question here. Seems like there is no option for checkbox to enable/diable "essential", "marketing"-cookies etc.

Does anyone know what the best workaround is?

When will squarespace fix this? Seems like I have to switch to wix for the next project.

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Hi !

I have exactly the same issue. I knew pretty fast, that the cookie banner from squarespace wasnt sufficent for the EU Market. So i have a third part cookie blocker that was included in a package from it-rechtskanzlei münchen.  But that is even not enough, to use 3rd party cookie blocker. 

Today i had a video zoom meeting with the support and we found out, that squarespace doesnt allow, to implement the code as highest code injection. 

So thats really an issue. As they would need to create a plugin that squarespace would allow to integrate as first and highest code order. 


that is what my screenshot looks like.


for example typekit net and all other vendors should be in first code lines, before everything. 


So im still on it, and asked also the attorney company how to behave now, as squarespace is internationally offering their templates. Noone assumes not to use it, because you are in the EU.


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I am at the same point. I tried to solve with CCM19 (third party for cookie banner) but they tell me that since Squarespace is hosting in USA, I should not make use of it as this is a legal issue. Using the third party cookie banner is not enough, because even the typekit cookies and Squarespace cookies would send data to the USA before the user has the possibility to block those. Any idea how to solve this?

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I have contacted all,
1) my supplier for the legal website content  for terms and conditions (it-rechtskanzlei)
2) squarespace
3) consentmanager.net

1) + 2) cannot help. Infact squarespace doesnt really understand this problem. My supplier for legal text content advices, either not use squarespace, or to risc it at own risc.

for the consentmanager who suuplies the cookie banner and blocker i am still awaiting for response. There is les chance however they can make up a plugin, that squarespace allows to skip their code before reading the page.

I have kindly but seriously pointed out, that squarespace actually could not be offered on the EU market, with this legal issue. Squarespace does not feel responsible, even though offering on the EU market.

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Hi all!

For this, you need to use dedicated software that keeps up with the EU laws and regulations, and offers full compliancy (i.e. records of consent, a cookie consent manager).

I recommend CookieYes. There is a free version which fully blocks cookies (though you need to upgrade to store consent records).

CookieYes is compliant with GDPR and also the CCPA and other privacy regulations around the world. 

— Hannah 

Sisu Templates

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On 10/1/2022 at 2:31 AM, sisutemplates said:

Hi all!

For this, you need to use dedicated software that keeps up with the EU laws and regulations, and offers full compliancy (i.e. records of consent, a cookie consent manager).

I recommend CookieYes. There is a free version which fully blocks cookies (though you need to upgrade to store consent records).

CookieYes is compliant with GDPR and also the CCPA and other privacy regulations around the world. 

— Hannah 

Sisu Templates

Hi Hannah,
I tried to install CookieYes, but couldn't find the free version.

It automatically sends me to put in my credit card details. 

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10 minutes ago, evgen_kotelevskiy said:

I tried to install CookieYes, but couldn't find the free version.

CookieYes don't advertise the free option. You should be able to see it on this page although you'll need to upgrade to the basic ($10/£8 per month) option if you'd like to style the cookie banner (custom branding).

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If you're looking at options, you may also want to take a look at CookieScript.

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On 1/19/2023 at 3:51 PM, paul2009 said:

CookieYes don't advertise the free option. You should be able to see it on this page although you'll need to upgrade to the basic ($10/£8 per month) option if you'd like to style the cookie banner (custom branding).

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If you're looking at options, you may also want to take a look at CookieScript.

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Thank you, @paul2009! I just installed it.

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