Here we'll be outlining some tips to help you comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law, which takes effect on May 25, 2018.
Login to your website if not yet logged in and go to the WordPress administration dashboard.
Click Directories in the admin sidebar.
Click the Settings tab and then the Frontend Submit sub-tab.
Scroll down the page and press Save Changes.
Personal data export/erasure
If your directory content contains personal data, you can tell Directories Pro which fields are used to store those data in your directory. This allows you to export and/or delete personal data through the personal data export/erasure tool of WordPress in the backend.
When you add or edit a field for a certain content type (see Adding and Managing Fields for details), you will see a setting labelled Personal data as shown below.
If the field contains or will contain personal data, check the This field contains personal data checkbox in the setting. Then, select how the owner of the personal data stored in the field can be identified.
If the personal data contained in the field belongs to the author of the content, select Author ID. If the content type of the field has one or more e-mail address fields, you can select from one of them if the personal data contained in the field belongs to a user that can be identified by the e-mail address entered for that e-mail field.
Guest author cookie
If a user submits a listing or review on your site as guest, a cookie will be saved in the user's browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the IDs of all the listings/reviews that the user have authored. It expires after 100 days.
List layout cookie
Whenever a user switch the layout of the List view on the directory page from row layout to grid layout and vice versa using the layout switch button, a cookie is saved in the user's browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply stores the name of the layout that has been selected last. This is so that the selected layout is kept selected even when you navigate to another page. The cookie is deleted when you close the browser.