Videos today form a large portion of the multimedia experience we present in our interactive, digital catalogs. The majority of videos are now hosted externally, on dedicated hosting platforms such as YouTube.
However, current GDPR requirements stipulate that visitors give active consent to each and every domain they visit. As externally-hosted YouTube videos exist on a domain outside your Flipbook, this means that often, when visitors click on a video, they must first give consent via a banner.
Let’s be honest: this can sometimes cause friction in an otherwise seamless browsing experience. Luckily, YouTube has developed a simple, GDPR-compliant way of allowing videos to be embeddable, without the need of giving consent via a cookie banner.
On the YouTube URL of the video you wish to embed, select the Share button underneath the video.
Next, select Embed from the available sharing options. This will open the embed options for the video.
In the Embed video modal, scroll down to the section Embed options and select Enable privacy-enhanced mode.
By ticking this box, the system will automatically append the “no cookie” code to the domain. This action eliminates the tracker, rendering the embedded video GDPR-compliant.
You'll notice that the source URL in the embed code will show as a 'https://www.youtube-nocookie.com' version.
Click Copy to copy the embed code to your clipboard. You can now paste this code directly where you wish to embed your video.