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WP File Download and GDPR

Disclaimer: This information is not legal advice and is for informational purposes only. Not all of our extensions are concerned at the same level by GDPR.

What data are used by our extension?

WP File Download retrieves statistics about which file has been downloaded, but they are not related to the user specifically, it’s anonymous data only. The extension creates cookies (30 days) but they are only used to store user interface (UX) preferences and enhance the extension usability.

WordPress, 3rd party and our extension

You need to take into consideration, if you allow your website users to upload files on frontend, that the plugin is using the WordPress user sessions. WordPress user data can be managed, exported, deleted from the WordPress settings since the 4.9.7 version.

In WP File Download you can make use of 3rd party services, for instance, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive… These services as well as WordPress are all working on making their products and services GDPR compliant on their side.


You may more about the GDPR from the European Commission’s Data Protection page