WordPress 4.9.6 Introduced Privacy Control for GDPR
You may have heard GDPR – European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation term most of the time these days. GDPR takes effect on May 25, 2018 and it requires companies and webmasters to be complete transparent about how they collect, use, and share personal data. It will also allow individuals more access and choice when it comes to how their own personal data is collected, used, and shared.
To follow the national or international privacy laws, WordPress 4.9.6 introduced the way to enhance their privacy and policy to comply with new rules. You may see label “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment” in comment section of WordPress and Privacy option under Settings option under WordPress Dashboard.
So What We Have to Do?
Apart from this you will see a new label in comment section logged-out commenters will be given a choice on whether their name, email address, and website are saved in a cookie on their browser.
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
I found this more helpful for users who do not like to share their information for long term to the browser’s cookie.