Google AdSense has notified its ad publisher to create a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) message to continue displaying adverts to their website users in the EEA and UK, so in this step-by-step guide article, I will show you how you can create a GDPR message for your Google AdSense account.
Before you can create your own GDPR message, make sure you have access to your AdSense dashboard and have an approved website on it. You may see our expert step-by-step guide on how to disable Google AdSense code on some pages on your website.
How to create a GDPR message for Google AdSense (step-by-step)
Now, follow the guide below to create the GDPR message that you want to display to the eligible EEA (European Economic Area) and UK (United Kingdom) users of your sites.
To create a GDPR message on your Google AdSense, follow the guide in the video above. Or if you prefer the text version, then continue reading:
Step one: Sign in to your AdSense account via http://www.google.com/adsense and click on the Privacy & messaging menu. Then click on the gear/setting icon.
Step 2: Click Create message. Then the “Edit the GDPR message” page opens.
Step 3: Select the sites in which this message will be displayed:
- Click Select Sites.
- Select the desired sites.
- Click Confirm.
Step 4: Select the languages in which this message will be displayed:
Default language: The message is shown in the default language when the user’s device language cannot be determined, or when the user’s device language doesn’t adequately match the selected “Additional languages.”
Additional languages: The message can be shown to users in any of the “Additional languages” that match the user’s device language. The languages you select here should match the languages in which your site is available.
- Turn on the Close (do not consent) option to add a close icon to your message. Users can click the close icon to dismiss the message and decline consent to your ad partners and their purposes.
- In the “Message name” field, enter a descriptive message name that will help you identify the message later. Note that the GDPR name is shown only on the Privacy & messaging page and is visible to only but won’t be visible to your website users. In this guide, we named it the This is my GDPR message.
Step 5: Edit and format the style of the message to match your site’s editorial and visual standards. If the message will be shown in more than one language, review the message in all of the selected languages before publishing.
Step 6: Click Save Draft.
When you’re ready, click on the Publish button to publish your GDPR message.
Below is how a published and draft GDRP messages on Google AdSense look.
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