Account Set up
For the purposes of cookie consent, every subdomain is considered a separate site and requires user consent.
i.e. www.myhotel.ie, bookings.myhotel.ie and mobile.bookings.myhotel.ie are 3 separate sites.
Cookiebot’s premium accounts allow for the multiple subdomains to be linked to 1 consent message, so visitors to the site are not prompted to opt in as they move between the site and the booking engine.
Please note that the free account will only account for tracking on the CMS. Your booking engine will have no tracking with the free account in place.
Go to htthttps://manage.cookiebot.com/en/signup/ and sign up for an account. Please note that you must upgrade to Premium Subscription.
Go to Settings. In the domain tab, Cookiebot will have automatically created a domain group for your domain with your main URL:
To add your booking engine URLs to the domain group, select the green + icon next to the domain name table heading:
Add all your booking engine subdomain. Please get in touch with your account manager if your are not sure which subdomains are in use.
Tick “Enable bulk consent for all domains” at the bottom of the screen. This will allow all subdomains to be linked and users will only be asked once for their cookie consent when navigating between the CMS and booking engine.
- Navigate to the Dialog tab.
- Select a template, keeping in mind any potential interference with action bars or search boxes:
- Slide down is a good option if you are using an action bar at the bottom of the screen.
- Choose a Method of consent. The available options are Active Consent and Explicit Consent. Please note that any cookies falling under preferences, necessary and statistics do not require explicit consent as long as they don’t include personally identifiable information.
- Select a Type. Choose Accept/Decline to be GDPR compliant but also to encourage users to enable Marketing Cookie. Select the Preview option in the left side bar to see the difference.
- Navigate to the Content tab and carefully review all explanations to ensure they accurately represent the types of cookies you are using on your site and the marketing channels you are using.
- We advise a more simplified "Dialog body text" - again to maximise opt ins.
- You can change the "Accept button text" to "Yes, I Agree".
- For details on implementation please visit Cookiebot's knowledge base