Using our IAB TCF integration requires to display a standard text on your banner. Didomi provides you a standard text that has already been validated by the IAB.
📕 What is a Standard Text?
A standard text is a notice text that is validated by the IAB Europe as a text that enforces TCF policies on the content of the notice (initial layer).
A standard text is required for a website or a mobile app to be able to use the TCF framework. They are not available when configuring your notice through a local method like a window.didomiConfig or a didomi_config.json file.
If you use the IAB TCF integration you won't be able to change your text directly in the console. A validated text mustn't be changed in order to stay in compliance with IAB TCF policies.
Why do I need to get my text approved?
The TCF policies define strict constraints on the content of a notice to be TCF compliant.
As a TCF-validated CMP, Didomi is responsible for the compliance of all the notices that it manages for websites and mobile apps. If notices are not in compliance with the TCF policies on a website or mobile app, Didomi could get suspended from the TCF and all websites and apps using the Didomi CMP would be affected.
I- What are the options for Standard Texts at Didomi?
1- Standard Texts
✒️ Standard text provided by Didomi
Didomi provides a standard text that was validated by the IAB Europe, it is regularly updated to remain in compliance with the framework.
This is a preview of the standard text in English:
If you need a more personalized text, you can add some text to the one provided by Didomi.
To do so:
- Go to "Consent Notices" in the Didomi console.
- Open a notice.
- Go to the second tab "LOOK&FEEL".
- Write your own text into the "NOTICE TEXT" window.
Your own text will appear in black. Didomi's standard text will appear in gray below your custom text.
In your "Preview" this additional text will appear right above Didomi's standard text:
2- Your own validated text
Didomi allows you to submit your own standard text to be approved by the IAB Europe.
Only the IAB Europe is able to approve texts.
⚠️ From now onwards, you will now manage your texts on your own: Didomi will be delighted to approve it once the following steps are done on your side.
✒️ Ask IAB Europe to review and approve the compliance of your notice text
Send an email to email@example.com with your text.
⚠️Please don't forget to send the translations of your text to IAB Europe to make them approved too. We won't be able to add a translation that hasn't been validated by IAB.
✒️ Forward the approval email from IAB Europe to Didomi for checking before you deploy the consent banner for good on your platform
💡 Once the IAB Europe has approved your text in all languages, please forward the email from the IAB Europe to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the same time, you will need to add your new standard text to your console in HTML format in the "Standard Text" section of the console, before we validate it on our side.
Then, the status of the text will be updated on your console as soon as you obtain our approval : active, approved, rejected or submitted...
⚠️ Here's the link to our article "Add your own standard texts in the Didomi console" to see all the steps to follow!
If you ever want to change your text, you will have to make it approved and go through the whole process again.
⚠️ Please note that the part about the list of purposes/stacks and special features will not be deleted, even after the IAB has approved your custom text. Indeed, it must appear on the first page in order to be compliant to TCF policies.
The reason is that if you change purposes after having your text approved, your text may not be compliant anymore. The list of stacks / purposes is automatically updated following your choices in the Didomi console in the "Vendors&Purposes" section.
The list of stacks is what appears in gray in the preview:
II- Custom text
If you don't need the IAB TCF integration and would rather display your own text on the first layer of the notice, you can check this option in the console:
You will be able to write your own text and to change it whenever you want.
⚠️ If you do this, it will disable the IAB TCF integration and no signal of consent will be sent to IAB vendors. Please make sure you don't work with IAB vendors and/or check if they can work with you outside the TCF.
Here is a file to sum up what has been said in the article:
Requirements for Mobile Application notices
Even if you display the preferences first, it is compulsory to have a standard text. Geolocation purposes should appear on the first view as well.