The Altis Consent API provides a website administrator (you) with a centralized and consistent way of obtaining data privacy consent from your website's visitors. Data privacy consent refers to how user data is tracked, collected, or stored on a website.
We created this framework to help you readily obtain consent from your website users for various cookies that will be served on your website. With the features available in the API, a website's visitor will be able to control the types of data or cookies that can be stored and shared if you choose to offer that level of control.
Why should I use it?
To keep up with the GDPR regulations and your company's privacy and cookie policies. GDPR regulations mandate that businesses need user consent before they can collect or track any visitor data. This tool helps you create a cookie consent banner out of the box. With the banner options, a user can choose to select the cookies (data) that can be collected by the website. The framework lets you manage first party and third party cookies.
How does it work?
Altis Consent is an API that is designed to handle how cookies and other types of data stored locally on a user's computer are registered in the code. By creating a registry of cookies and local storage, and defining what those cookies are used for, the API allows the software to intelligently use only those cookies that a user has granted access to.
In order for this to work, all cookies and local storage used on a site must be registered in the way mentioned in the Altis developer documentation.
What does it do?
In addition, a robust templating system and dozens of filters allow development teams to fully customize the options or the display of the banner, or only customize certain specific elements, based on a site's needs.
What about third-party cookies?
Can I manage user data tracked through Altis' personalization features?
Altis' personalization features track user data using first-party cookies and are supported by default.
Does the API help categorize the type of cookies?
Out of the box, five categories are provided: functional, marketing, statistics, statistics-anonymous and preferences. More categories can be added via a filter as explained in the Dev Docs.