Test legal basis changes consent gate option

Legal basis changes is a possible option when configuring GDPR consent gates for your message scenarios. By using this option for the GDPR consent gate, your organization is deciding to surface a particular message because the legal basis used by a vendor has changed from when an end-user originally consented to the vendor and now requires new consent (e.g. legitimate interest --> consent). 

In this article, we will cover the different ways you can test the legal basis changes consent gate option.

Manually test legal basis changes

In order to test this configuration manually, your organization can perform the following:

  1. Collect consent for an end-user on your web property
  2. Edit the legal basis for a vendor's purpose in the vendor list associated with the web property
  3. Refresh the web page*
  4. Test to see if message appears to collect consent (ensure change to legal basis appears in the privacy manager)

  *Note: Be aware that it can take up to 30 minutes before the CDN cache is cleared and your changes are reflected.

Test legal basis changes via query string

Alternatively, Sourcepoint provides a query string parameter that your organization can append to the web property's URL which will simulate a legal basis change on your vendor list (eliminating the need to actually change a legal basis to your vendor list). 

To simulate a legal basis change to your vendor list when accessing a web property, include the query string parameter _sp_legal_basis_changes to your URL and set the value to true


When the query string parameter is detected, Sourcepoint servers will act as if there is a legal basis change on your vendor list and serve your configured message (if all other conditions are met in your scenario step).

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