How do you collect GDPR consent?

Consent is one of the lawful basis for processing data as per the GDPR. Businesses are required to ask for consent when they’re collecting personal data for non-essential purposes like marketing and website analytics. 

These are some of the ways through which you can collect consent for different purposes.

  • Opt-in checkbox for contact forms or subscriptions
  • Cookie consent banners for use of cookies
  • Cookie callback widgets to change cookie preferences
  • Opt-in email after a user subscribes (double opt-in)
  • Unsubscribe (opt-out) buttons and links in emails
  • Consent settings on an app dashboard
  • Consent statement or form on paper
  • Clear oral consent requests (with proof of consent)

To be compliant, ensure that you collect consent as per the provisions of the GDPR. Under Article 6 and Article 7 of GDPR, 

  • Consent has to be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous.
  • You must keep a record of user consent i.e. who, when, and for what purposes was consent asked and given.
  • Your users must also be clearly informed on how they can withdraw their consent (anytime they wish to).