BlogSpot and the GDPR

I love Google. I log into my BlogSpot account today and I have this notice showing at the top of all blogs:


European Union laws require you to give European Union visitors information about cookies used and data collected on your blog. In many cases, these laws also require you to obtain consent.

As a courtesy, we have added a notice on your blog to explain Google's use of certain Blogger and Google cookies, including use of Google Analytics and AdSense cookies, and other data collected by Google.

You are responsible for confirming this notice actually works for your blog, and that it displays. If you employ other cookies, for example by adding third party features, this notice may not work for you. If you include functionality from other providers there may be extra information collected from your users.

Learn more about this notice and your responsibilities.


So, I took their advice on one of my sites and changed it to blogspot.fr (instead of blogspot.com) to see the notice at the bottom of the screen. It reads like so:


This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services and to analyze traffic. Your IP address and user-agent are shared with Google along with performance and security metrics to ensure quality of service, generate usage statistics, and to detect and address abuse.


It also gives you a "learn more" option or you can click OK to close it. The Learn More option goes here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies

In short, if you aren't for some reason collecting additional information on your traffic, you should be fine if you have a BlogSpot website because Google has your back.

Having posted it here so I can find it again at will should I need to, I now feel free to start clicking the little X in the top right corner of the yellow notification so it disappears. This is the usual way Google notifies you of important things you need to know as the site admin.