Use Friendly Captcha or Google reCAPTCHA
Protect your dynamic website from abusive automated subscriptions generated by computer programs (bots).
You can choose between:
The captcha functionality is available in the settings for the dynamic 'Subscription' Web page under Form Protection.
Available only for newly created web pages: The Form Protection section is not an element to be added separately in the settings. If you do not see the Form Protection section, this means, you are using an outdated version of the 'Subscription' Web page. In this case, you need to create a new ‘Subscription’ Web page. Simply copying an existing web page is not sufficient.
Only for 'Subscription' Web page: you can use the captcha functionality only within the 'Subscription' Web page. Other dynamic websites do not provide captcha functionality.
Select Friendly Captcha to include Friendly Captcha into your 'Subscription' Web page.
The deployed version of Friendly Captcha automatically determines whether a human or a computer program is visiting a website based on algorithms. Unlike Google reCAPTCHA, Friendly Captcha operates completely and exclusively in the background. No need to recognize objects in pictures or decipher slurred words. For more information, please visit:
On the web page, only a captcha icon will be displayed:
To enable Friendly Captcha, you just need to select Friendly Captcha. You do not need to register with Friendly Captcha or request credentials for Friendly Captcha.
Friendly Captcha is an alternative to Google reCAPTCHA. Use Friendly Captcha (like all third-party software) only in consultation with your privacy officer to ensure that you comply with current privacy laws.
More information about Friendly Captcha can be found at:
Select Google reCAPTCHA to include Google reCAPTCHA into your ‘Subscription’ Web page.
The version of Google reCAPTCHA used determines automatically (based on algorithms) whether a person or a computer program is visiting a Web page. Tests in which objects have to be recognised in images or unclearly written words need to be decoded are not usually necessary. On the Web page, usually only the reCAPTCHA symbol is displayed.
To enable Friendly Captcha, you just need to select Friendly Captcha. You do not need to register with Google or request credentials for Google reCAPTCHA.
If you decide to use Google reCAPTCHA, you need to inform your (potential) recipients of this. You can do so using the following text, for example:
In addition, consult with your data protection officer to ensure that you comply with current privacy laws.
You can find further information on Google reCAPTCHA under the following link: Google reCAPTCHA.
If you select No Protection (or leave the default No Protection setting unchanged), your dynamic Web page will not be protected against so-called list-bombing attacks, i.e. computer programs (bots) can carry out abusive, automated subscriptions.
We recommend you to activate form protection.
Privacy: Consult with your privacy officer before choosing to use Friendly Captcha or Google reCAPTCHA.