Quick & easy: how to switch your CMP provider

Quick & easy: how to switch your CMP provider

by Usercentrics
May 27, 2020
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Are you looking for a new Consent Management Platform (CMP)? There are many reasons for a change: your current CMP may not be IAB certified, it may not provide enough or the right features or can’t be customized according to your needs.

Don’t worry, changing your CMP provider is much easier than expected. The following FAQs will show you how easily you can switch from your CMP provider to Usercentrics.


Implementation: What do I have to consider when implementing a new CMP? 


How is the Usercentrics CMP integrated?

The Usercentrics CMP can be easily integrated via common Tag Management systems (instruction manual) or directly on the website (instruction manual).

And what about other CMPs? Is there a difference to the Usercentrics CMP?

Here are the three most common variants:

  • Scriptblocking: This is our way of working at Usercentrics. The Usercentrics CMP is implemented via a script tag and existing scripts are adapted and blocked.
  • TCF only: There are some CMP providers that only support TCF. In this case the scripts do not need to be adapted because the consent information is in the TC string.
  • Tag Management: Some CMPs store the scripts in the CMPs where the CMP acts as a kind of “Tag Manager” and only delivers the corresponding scripts when there is consent given. 

Transfer of the Integrated Technologies: What do I have to consider?

If a list of all previously implemented Data Processing Services already exists, these can then be selected from our extensive Usercentrics database with just a few clicks and added to the Usercentrics CMP.

In the case of individual texts, Usercentrics offers the “easy customize” function, so that only the texts you create yourself can be individualized. Even completely individual data processing services can be easily stored in the service settings. Since the information is already available, this is done with just a few clicks.

Design: Can I simply adopt my design template?

If you have already programmed your own HTML template, you can simply replace the functions with the Usercentrics functions and the design will be adopted in an identical manner.

If this is not the case, in order to make design adjustments, select a main colour when configuring the Usercentrics CMP in the first step. We then automatically create four colour variations from this colour and apply them to the UI. 

Individual fonts can be set via the Usercentrics Admin Interface. We offer four standard system fonts which are available on every operating system. Additionally, you have the possibility to store your own fonts.

Important: The font must be integrated into your website in order for Usercentrics to access it. This is because only the name of the font can be transmitted to us in the Admin Interface (font is referenced), but the font file cannot be uploaded.

IAB: How do I set up the CMP to be IAB-compliant? 

The Usercentrics CMP is IAB compliant. The “TCF” function is activated through a click in the Admin Interface – and the TC string is automatically generated according to the specifications of the IAB. You can find detailed information on the IAB Europe TCF 2.0 here


Transferring user consents: What happens to user consents that have already been collected? Can they be transferred to the new CMP?


Taking along user consents that have already been obtained would be possible in theory, but is technically quite complex. We will be happy to advise you further on a case by case manner. 

Do you have any further questions regarding the switchover of your CMP? We will be happy to advise you.

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