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JavaScript

google analytics policy

I've notice some websites have a pop-up letting visitors know they are using cookies or some type of tracking. Should I have a policy letting my visitors know that I am using Google analytic on my sites? Is it a definite requirement? And what is the best way to present it? - Separate page or pop up at footer?

Thanks, Mark C

3 Answers

Ethan Lowry
PLUS
Ethan Lowry
Courses Plus Student 7,323 Points

No, you're under no obligation or requirement to inform visitors you're using Analytics - all sites use it, and you've probably never gotten a notification saying so :) The cookies thing is a different issue.

Great! Thank you for your response. I just put it in my first website and the dashboard is exciting. I can't wait to see it months from now as the site grows!

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,252 Points

Hi Mark,

You can use jQuery to put up a notification bar which in itself requires a cookie so users can remove it so long as the temporary file exists on their computer.

I wanted to link to the example I used on own site but I can't find it just now, so here's a link to a quick google search for adding notification bars to your website.

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=jquery+notification+bar

Cool! I always thought that pop up notification bar was nice to have on a site. I'll look into it and maybe implement it in the future.