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Getting Started

How to Add a Privacy Policy on WordPress

This guide will walk you through how you can generate a custom privacy policy for your WordPress 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 WordPress website

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

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

add company info in privacy policy generator for wordpress

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

add data collection details for wordpress privacy policy

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 for wordpress privacy policy

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 wordpress

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 wordpress website

Add a privacy policy page on WordPress website

Step 1. Head to your WordPress account and open your site’s Dashboard.

Step 2. Select Pages from the side panel and click Add New.

select pages on wordpress dashboard

Step 3. On the new page, head to the Options menu on the right-hand side of the screen and click Code editor.

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Step 4. Next, paste in the HTML you copied, then click Exit code editor.

Add privacy policy on wordpress website

Step 5. Check Preview to see the page and then click on Publish.

publish privacy policy page on wordpress

Your privacy policy page will be live on your WordPress 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 WordPress 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.