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Getting Started

How to Add a Privacy Policy on Joomla

This guide will walk you through how you can generate a custom privacy policy for your Joomla website in minutes. A privacy policy page is legally required and will also help your website stay compliant with privacy laws like the GDPR and ePrivacy Directive.

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​​You can skip the setup screens and head to the Dashboard. For that, click Next Step > Go to Dashboard > Done! Take me to Dashboard.

Generate a privacy policy for Joomla website

Step 1. From your app’s homepage, select Privacy Policy from the side panel.

cookieyes app with privacy policy generator

Step 2. Fill in all the details under ‘Company & Website Info’. Click Save & Proceed.

add company info on privacy policy for joomla

Step 3. Select the Yes/No options under ‘Collection of Data’. Then click Save & Proceed.

add data collection details for privacy policy joomla

Step 4. In the ‘Use & Disclosure of Data’ section, select all the options that apply for the ‘Purpose for which data will be used’. Answer the rest of the questions and click Save & Proceed.

add use & disclosure of data in privacy policy for joomla

Step 5. Under ‘Tracking Technologies’ add the link to your cookie policy. Then click Save & Proceed.

add link to cookie policy on cookieyes privacy policy generator

Note:  You can add your custom cookie policy within your privacy policy page. Follow this guide to generate a cookie policy for your website.

Step 6. Under ‘Data Protection’ add the details of your Data Protection Officer (DPO) or the designated authority for privacy-related concerns. 

Step 7. Hit Generate to create your custom privacy policy. 

add data protection details in privacy policy for joomla website

Step 8. You can see the Privacy Policy Preview and select Copy text or Copy html to copy the privacy policy.

preview of privacy policy for joomla website

Add a privacy policy page on Joomla website

Step 1. In your Joomla Home Dashboard, select Content from the side panel and click on the + icon beside Articles.

joomla home dashboard

Step 2. Add your new Article’s Title as ‘Privacy Policy’ and paste the copied privacy policy in the Article Text box. Now click on the Save & Close button on the top to save the changes.

create a privacy policy page on joomla

Step 3. To publish the article, select Menu from the side panel and click on All Menu Items.

create a new menu on joomla

Step 4. Now click on +New button to add a new item menu.

add a new menu on joomla

Step 5. For Menu Item Type choose, Articles > Single Article.

set an article in the joomla menu

Step 6. Now add your Select Article by clicking on Select and choosing the ‘Privacy Policy’ article that you created.

set privacy policy page in joomla menu

Step 7. You also have to choose the Menu in which the page’s link will be added and ensure that the status is set to ‘Published’.

publish privacy policy page on joomla

Step 8. Now click the Save button to publish your Privacy Policy page.

Your privacy policy page will be live on your Joomla website. You can then link your privacy policy to your website footer.  

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to add a privacy policy to my Joomla website?

Yes. You need a detailed privacy policy on your website to comply with regulations and be legally compliant. Several privacy regulations across countries require websites to have a comprehensive privacy policy, including the GDPR in the EU & UK, CCPA in the US, PIPEDA in Canada, LGPD in Brazil and so on. Not only is a privacy policy a legal requirement, but it is also a best practice to build transparency and confidence in your site.

Where should a privacy policy go on a website?

Privacy policies are usually linked on a website’s footer and is accessible from every page of the website. You should also link your privacy policy on important touchpoints where you collect personal information such as – sign up pages, checkout pages, forms etc.