Creating Notice Objects

Notice objects are audience-facing notifications like privacy policies, terms of service, and cookie consent notices.

Notice object topics:

What are notice objects?

By embedding a Trusted Data Interchange (TDI) container in a web page — the same container used to manage tags — the system can display a notice object as inline text conforming to the website's CSS. TDI offers suggested text for many types of notices, making it easier for you to comply with local privacy regulations. Please consult your attorney before publishing this language. We will add new legal text frequently, but if there is a jurisdiction that is not covered, submit a ticket with your request and we'll try to prioritize it.

There are a growing number of jurisdictions, such as the EU, that require specific types of notifications. This tool makes compliance much easier.

There are two types of notice objects:

  • Popup notices: Suitable for cookie consent notifications. This would pop up on all targeted pages or a specific URL, unless the user dismisses it. You specify the text, visual appearance, and how the notice is dismissed by the user.
  • Policy-like notices: Suitable for notices like privacy policies at a specific dedicated page. You should prepare an empty page on your website, specify the policy text (by selecting the template, manually, or both), and specify the visual placement on the empty page. The text magically appears at that webpage via the TDI container.

 

Creating notice objects

1. Click Privacy at the top of TDI.

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2. Click New notice.

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The Create page is displayed. Required items are marked with an asterisk.

3. Type a unique name for the notice in the Name box.

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4. Optional: Type a description of the notice in the Description box. A description can help you identify this notice later.

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5. Type the website URL where you want to display the notice in the Website URL box. TDI also uses this URL to pick up CSS styles from the website to apply to the notice text.

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7. Optional: Choose a template for your notice.

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Boilerplate text is added to the Contents box.

All suggested notice language provided by Mezzobit should not be construed as legal advice. Consult a legal advisor before displaying any boilerplate notices on your web or mobile property.

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8. Edit your notice text as needed in the Contents box.

9. Select a binding option:

    • To specific URL: The notice is attached to the URL specified in the Website URL box.

    • Popup notice: The notice is displayed in a popup message.

10. Optional: Type free-text categories to help organize your notice objects.

When you select a template, categories from the template are automatically added to the notice object.

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11. Click Create to create the notice and return to the notices list.

 

Customizing popup notices

If you selected the Popup notice binding option, follow these steps to customize your popup message:

1. Display the notice popup only at the URL specified above: Select this check box if you want to display the popup notice only when users visit the page specified in the Website URL box. Otherwise, the popup is displayed on every page of the website specified in the container.

2. Select when the user can dismiss the popup message:

    • Only when a specific dismissal control is clicked
    • When any link in the notice is clicked
    • Whenever user clicks upon the notice area

3. Make the message modal: Select this check box to prevent users from interacting with the website until the message is dismissed.

4. Use the X position, Y position, Width, and Height controls to specify the size and position of the popup message.

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5. Choose a theme for the notice, or modify the CSS manually to match your website.

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Adding rules to notice objects

Add existing rules to the notice by selecting them from the Activation conditions list, or click Create rule to create a rule.

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For more information about rules, see Rule basics.

 

Duplicating notice objects

When you need to create similar versions of the same notice, you can create the first notice and duplicate it to modify for the other notices. This is useful when similar versions of the same object need to be created, such as cookie consent notices for different geographies that differ only by a few words.

On the Privacy page in TDI, click Duplicate to duplicate a notice.

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TDI creates a copy of the notice with "Copy of" added to the name.

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Versioning notice objects

You can view a list of versions of a specific notice object as well as make an older version the active version.

On the Privacy page in TDI, click History to view a notice object's version history.

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Click Make this version current to change the active version of the notice object.

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