'Cookies in use' banner explained
If Request explicit consent to cookies from users is checked in the Manage workspace of your program in Settings > Users > Registration, a 'Cookies in use' banner will appear to all visitors of your program when they visit for the first time, or after clearing their browser cache. This banner includes buttons to accept only necessary cookies, choose cookies, or accept all cookies.
What the banner buttons mean
If Accept only necessary cookies is selected, only cookies that are required for the proper functioning of Good Grants will be used.
In the event that Accept all cookies is selected, all necessary, analytics, social sharing, and marketing cookies will be used.
Should the user select Choose cookies, additional options appear, allowing the user to configure which cookies they wish to accept.
What the 'choose cookies' options mean
Necessary cookies are required for the proper functioning of Good Grants and therefore no consent is required for their collection.
These cookies are for things like Google Analytics. Should a program add a Google Analytics code in the Manage workspace via Settings > General > Account, a cookie will be added that is classified under Analytics.
These cookies are for the social sharing buttons users see on the home page, voting pages, and application submission page. If users do not accept social sharing cookies, they will not be able to see the buttons.
Marketing cookies such as those used by Facebook for their pixel code and Google's GTM are used to deliver targeted marketing to users.
Why aren't the boxes pre-checked?
Good Grants adheres to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standard. The rules included in GDPR dictate that Good Grants must inform users that cookies are in use, what those cookies are doing and why, and that consent is required before cookies can be utilized. Consent must involve action from the user, like checking a box to indicate a conscious and deliberate decision.
Pre-checked boxes do not amount to valid consent under GDPR and therefore we cannot pre-check any boxes except for the necessary ones. Checkboxes must be checked in order for analytic or marketing tracking codes to work.