Plugin to help you to make your wordpress installation to comply to the new cookie regulations in the EU.
It will help you make your website to comply to the new EU regulations that make you to ask approval for storing cookies.
Yes, a table is generated that will keep track of the clicks. This is also meant as a prove of what your visitor clicked in case of a discussion.
When tracking campains using querystring values in your website URL's (such as utma, utmb and utmc) the plugin will automatically parse through those values. If you are missing functionallity that you would normally use, please open an issue on the cookie compliance support forum.
To track an event, you would normally use the google analytics push function. If you replace this with the compliance.gapush function it will automatically use the activate Google Analytics communication channel. For example:
compliance.gapush(['_trackEvent', 'MyEvent', 'What Happened', 'What was chosen', 1]);
In this case the question will not be asked. Based on the possibillity to store cookies the message will be shown. When not able to store cookies, there is no use in asking it.
Essentially the EU Cookie Law is the EU e-Privacy Directive that is set to come into action in 2012 and what it means is that you have to get your visitors informed consent before placing a cookie on their machine. Here is a link to the ICO website detailing the law. More information can also be found on the Wikipedia.
The original text of the law can be found on the EUR-Lex (see article 5).
Flash cookies and
HTML5 local storage.
No, essential cookies that are used to for example store a login session are essential. Those cookies are not used for tracking your customer but just to keep the login session alive. In this case the cookie is allowed without asking permission first. When you store cookies to track your visitor, your visitor should allow you this first. Basicly you are able to determine if your visitor is returning from a previous session with such cookie.
Yes, everything you provide from your website is part of the EU law.
Yes, the law basicly aimes on the location of the visitor. So the location of the hosting does not matter.
To not annoy your visitor with constant pop-ups 2 types of cookies can be made by the plugin:
This type of cookie is needed to let your site function, a website where on every page you will get the same popup asking the same question is not functioning well. That's why we believe this is a ok cookie by law.
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