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FidesOptions

Interface: FidesOptions

FidesJS supports a variety of custom options to modify it's behavior or enabled more advanced usage. For example, the fides_locale option can be provided to override the browser locale. See the properties list below for the supported options and example usage for each.

Any of the FidesJS options can be provided in one of three ways:

  1. Query Params (e.g. example.com?fides_locale=es): typically used only for testing
  2. Window Object (e.g. window.fides_overrides = { fides_locale: "es" }): typically used to configure FidesJS via an inline <script> tag on the page for customization
  3. Cookie Values (e.g. document.cookie="fides_locale=fr-CA"): typically used to pass page-specific options from your server to the browser, or from a native app -> webview, etc.

If the same option is provided in multiple ways, they are evaluated in that order of precedence:

  1. Query Params (top priority)
  2. Window Object (second priority)
  3. Cookie Values (last priority)

Example

<head>
  <script>
    // Configure FidesJS options using the window.fides_overrides object
    window.fides_overrides = {
      fides_disable_banner: true,
      fides_embed: true,
      fides_locale: "es",
    };
  </script>
  <script src="path/to/fides.js"></script>
</head>

Table of contents

Properties

Properties

fides_disable_banner

fides_disable_banner: boolean

When true, disable the FidesJS banner from being shown.

Defaults to false.


fides_disable_save_api

fides_disable_save_api: boolean

When true, disable FidesJS from saving user consent preferences to the Fides API

Defaults to false.


fides_embed

fides_embed: boolean

When true, require FidesJS to "embed" it's UI into a specific <div> on the page, instead of as an overlay over the <body> itself. This is useful for creating a dedicated page to manage consent preferences on your site.

To use the fides_embed option, ensure that a DOM element with id="fides-embed-container" exists on the page, which FidesJS will then use as the parent element to render within.

NOTE: If you're using a JavaScript framework (e.g. React), ensure that you do not re-render the parent <div> element, as this could remove the FidesJS UI fully from the page!

Defaults to false.

Example

<head>
  <script>
    // Configure FidesJS to embed into the page
    window.fides_overrides = {
      fides_embed: true,
    };
  </script>
  <script src="path/to/fides.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
  <div id="fides-embed-container">
    <!-- FidesJS will render it's UI here! -->
  </div>
</body>

fides_locale

fides_locale: string

Override the browser's preferred locale (navigator.language) when selecting the best translations for the FidesJS UI.

Must be set to a string that is a valid language code (e.g. "en-US", "fr", "zh-CN"). See https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Navigator/language (opens in a new tab)

Defaults to undefined.


fides_string

fides_string: string

Override the current user's fides_string consent preferences (see Fides.fides_string). Can be used to synchronize consent preferences for a registered user from a custom backend, where the fides_string could be provided by the server across multiple devices, etc. selecting the best translations for the FidesJS UI.

Defaults to undefined.


fides_tcf_gdpr_applies

fides_tcf_gdpr_applies: boolean

Override the value for gdprApplies set in the IAB TCF CMP API. FidesJS will always default this value to true (since the TCF experience will typically only be enabled in locations where GDPR applies), but this can be overriden at the page-level as needed. Only applicable to a TCF experience.

For more details, see the TCF CMP API technical specification (opens in a new tab) *

Defaults to true.