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Orchard 1 Privacy module configuration for GDPR

To help you with GDPR compliance we've included the Lombiq.Privacy module. Note that using the module won't make your site automatically GDPR-compliant, you'll need to create a privacy policy for your site at least as well and link it from the various consent-collecting texts. For general information on how GDPR works on DotNest click here.

Privacy consent banner for any data collection and analytics

Enable the Lombiq.Privacy module's "Lombiq Privacy - Consent banner" feature which will display a privacy consent banner on your site. This is needed if any data collection takes place on the site.

The text of the banner is configurable from under the Orchard site settings; you'll need to create a privacy policy for your site at least and link it from the banner.

If you're using a custom analytics script on your site then you may only enable its data collection if the user has given consent via the consent banner. You can check for consent using the ConsentCookie service. Below is an example for Google Analytics.

<!-- Global site tag (gtag.js) - Google Analytics -->
<script async src=""></script>
    if (!window['user-is-authenticated'] && typeof ConsentCookie !== 'undefined' && !ConsentCookie.HasConsentCookie()) {
        window['ga-disable-UA-xxxxxxxx-xx'] = true;
    window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
    function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);}
    gtag('js', new Date());

    gtag('config', 'UA-xxxxxxxx-xx');

The check in the first line will disable tracking if the user hasn't given consent. This check won't run (window["user-is-authenticated"] will be false or undefined) if the user is authenticated: The reason is that if you let users register then you should also enable the "Lombiq Privacy - Registration consent" feature (see below), thus every authenticated user will have already given consent.

Registration consent

To collect consent on user registration enable the "Lombiq Privacy - Registration consent" feature. This will display a consent checkbox with some text on the registration screen. Just as with the consent banner feature, you have to configure the displayed text.

Consent checkbox on any form

If you're using custom forms on your website created with the Dynamic Forms modules (or display content item editors on the frontend) then make sure to also enable the "Lombiq Privacy - Form consent" feature and add the privacy consent-asking Element of it to your forms.

If you have commenting enabled on your site then also add the ConsentCheckboxPart to the Comment content type.

Note that both kinds of checkboxes will only be displayed if the user has not already given consent to the data collection.