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Cookie Law Info

A simple way to show how your website complies with the EU Cookie Law. Implied Consent. Style it to match your own website.

There's a lot of help available on the main plugin website. See:

http://cookielawinfo.com/faq http://cookielawinfo.com/user-guide http://cookielawinfo.com/support

The cookie header isn't displaying

First check you have installed the plugin and have activated it in the plugins panel. To check if it is switched on or not, go to 'Settings / Cookie Law Info' and then enable the header by setting 'Display cookie bar?' to 'yes'.

The header doesn't work on my browser

Please report a bug on the support forum. Be sure to include the following information:

  • Your URL (I will need this in order to help you!)
  • WordPress version e.g. 4.2.2 (found in bottom right hand corner of dashboard)
  • Browser e.g. FireFox, Chrome, IE
  • Describe the problem

The more information you give, the quicker I can respond.

What does this plugin do?

This plugin will:

  1. Add a banner to the top/bottom of all pages on your website, notifying the visitor that you have a clearly defined privacy and cookie policy.
  2. Allow you to record which cookies your site uses, and:
  3. Neatly display a list of these cookies (via a shortcode). You can put this list on your Privacy & Cookie Policy page, for example.

Does this plugin block all cookies?

No, and neither does any other WordPress plugin - be aware that despite what you may believe, it is not currently technically possible to completely block all cookies on your WordPress website without first updating all plugins that use cookies in some way. That is beyond the scope of any single plugin. A more realistic approach for WordPress website owners is to use what is called "implied consent". This should not be a message buried on your website rather something more prominent that is clear to your visitors. This plugin can be used to highlight your compliance status and use of cookies in this way.

Do visitors now have to accept/refuse cookies in order to use websites?

In short, no, although there is a great deal of ambiguity around this law. What the law really gets at is privacy, not just cookies. The UK government, Google and many other major websites use "implied consent" on their own websites, which is the same technique used by this plugin. Further reading: http://cookielawinfo.com/cookie-law-101/

Does this plugin stop cookies from being stored?

No. Quite intentionally, this plugin will not do that. We have no way of knowing what plugins you use or how they work, so blocking/deleting cookies on a WordPress website/blog would possibly/probably break your site. Larger websites with huge budgets may well invest in such technology, but this plugin aims to help you provide a certain level of compliance without taking drastic action. If you do want blocking/deleting cookie functionality then (for now *) this is not the right plugin for you.

(*) Depending upon demand, this feature might be included in a future release.

Does this plugin guarantee that I comply with this law?

No. As a generic plugin there's no way we can know anything about your specific circumstances. It can be used as part of an overall plan of action to comply, but just installing it and doing nothing more does nothing to help you. In all cases, you need to assess your own website's use of cookies and decide an appropriate course of action. If you are looking for specialist legal advice relating to your website you should always consult a lawyer. See http://cookielawinfo.com for more information on what is required.

Requires: 3.3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.5
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Active Installs: 200,000+


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5 of 13 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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