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Using Customer Privacy API's country detection functions to show a cookie bar

AlexVas
Shopify Partner
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Would you recommend using the functions saleOfDataRegion and shouldShowBanner to detect if a client is in the EU countries or US states requiring consent, and show a cookie banner depending on the detection's result?

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Liam
Shopify Staff
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This is an accepted solution.

Yes, you can use the functions saleOfDataRegion and shouldShowBanner provided by the Shopify Customer Privacy API as a starting point to ensure your app is appropriately compliant, but it's also important to ensure that your implementation aligns with regulatory requirements and provides a positive user experience.

 

There are some other considerations that you should keep in mind too, such as IP-based geolocation, which such functions might rely on, is not always 100% accurate. VPNs, proxies, and other factors can skew the detected location.

 

If compliance with local regulations is crucial, you'll want to ensure that your detection method is as accurate as possible. In cases where the location detection might be uncertain or if there's a risk of false negatives, you might want to consider providing a fallback mechanism. For example, you could default to showing the banner if there's any doubt about the user's location.

Also, simply detecting the location might not be enough. You should ensure that the banner's content, the consent mechanism, and the underlying data processing align with the specific requirements of each regulation.

Hope this helps,

Liam | Developer Advocate @ Shopify 
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Liam
Shopify Staff
2731 299 769

This is an accepted solution.

Yes, you can use the functions saleOfDataRegion and shouldShowBanner provided by the Shopify Customer Privacy API as a starting point to ensure your app is appropriately compliant, but it's also important to ensure that your implementation aligns with regulatory requirements and provides a positive user experience.

 

There are some other considerations that you should keep in mind too, such as IP-based geolocation, which such functions might rely on, is not always 100% accurate. VPNs, proxies, and other factors can skew the detected location.

 

If compliance with local regulations is crucial, you'll want to ensure that your detection method is as accurate as possible. In cases where the location detection might be uncertain or if there's a risk of false negatives, you might want to consider providing a fallback mechanism. For example, you could default to showing the banner if there's any doubt about the user's location.

Also, simply detecting the location might not be enough. You should ensure that the banner's content, the consent mechanism, and the underlying data processing align with the specific requirements of each regulation.

Hope this helps,

Liam | Developer Advocate @ Shopify 
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