Whether you are located in one of the 28 countries with GDPR laws, the State of California, or not, storing the personal data of even one citizen makes you responsible for compliance.
From data handling to privacy policies to helping you understand the requirements, your Starter WP website is built to ensure your success.
Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a user's computer. They allow you to track their actions across your site, create remarketing campaigns, and save login sessions among many other possible uses. While there's nothing wrong with cookies, GDPR requires that you inform you users about which cookies you're using, why you're using them, and receive their consent before placing them on a user's browser.
User Rights Built In
GDPR guarantees users 7 rights associated with their data. The right to be informed, right of access, right to erasure, right to rectification, right to data portability, right to object, and right to withdraw consent. Your Starter WP website is built with these rights baked in, so there's no additional steps you need to take to be fully compliant with GDPR.