Make WebWave GDPR Compliant

Dodo Bear 6 months ago in Website bulder updated by WebWave 3 months ago 8

WebWave automatically includes Google Analytics on all published website, and currently there is no possibility to disable this.

By default, Google Analytics is not GDPR compliant. When using Google Analytics on a published website, we must first obtain the explicit consent of end-users to activate the Google Analytics cookies, as well as describe all personal data processing in the website's privacy policy.

Right now the way WebWave Analytics are working is by setting the tracking cookies without user implicit consent (showing a cookie banner is no longer enough for EU visitors) which makes all published websites by default non GDPR compliant.


We plan to release this feature by 20th January 2023, so any day now :)


I use Illow an Iubenda for all my other websites.

Having GDPR compliance needs these basics:

  • Blocking scripts
  • Consent logs
  • Privacy policy
  • Cookie policy
  • Adapt automatically from where the visitor comes from. 

If you deliver this feature you must scan on a regular basis the websites and alert admins for new compliance adjustment.

Best regards,


A lot of things discussed here are already EU-Wide relevant, not only in Germany or Austria. Especially the fact that you directly load cookies without a consent is not ok and should be fixed asap.  After this I would recommend that you focus on the possibility for users to add script to head, body and footer.  This everything you need to add a consent tool like Usercentrics, Iubenda and Tag manager . 


I discussed this topic a few days ago in the Facebook community.

This is very important to be able to offer web pages made with webwave. In the meantime, we do not comply with the European law. Much less with the Spanish law which is stricter.

Most websites are made with wordpress and have many developers who have already solved this problem with plugins.

As far as I know, tracking cookies should not be loaded if the user does not accept it beforehand. And, if he does not accept it, you should turn off all but the strictly necessary.

I hope you can fix it soon.

Under review

We'll need to examine this issue, and if what you're saying is true, we'll definitely fix this. 


Whether the legal situation is like this or not, the important thing is that a convincing, security-conveying cookie management system and accompanying GDPR pages (showing that you are without any doubts GDPR compliant) are decisive purchasing factors for many small businesses - certainly in Germany and Austria. (feelings like "I am not sure about these things and I want to be on the safe side). This means: Even if the legal situation is not entirely clear: I cannot use Webwave without a better cookie management system. But I want to, because Webwave is just great. Please introduce it! Here is an example of how jimdo (I guess the German provider with the most members in the German market) markets their GDPR compliance: https://www.jimdo.com/de/magazin/dsgvo-fuer-website-und-onlineshop-besitzer/

Thank you very much for your contribution!

I have been trying for months to find a solution to implement my business model with webwave.

So far I have not launched to offer web sites made with webwave for fear of the huge sanctions of the Spanish Data Protection Agency. Spanish laws are very strict about this. It is not a joke.

I hope a solution will be found soon. If Jimdo has solved it, so can we.