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Provides extensible support for EU/UK compliance of the EC Cookie Directive (2009/136/EC), based on a visitor's location.

Cookillian makes it easier to comply with the EC Cookie Directive (EU Cookie Law), which affects the United Kingdom on May 25th 2012 and other European countries.

Cookillian will automatically detect if a visitor is located in one of the countries defined by you - likely the countries affected by the EC Cookie Direcitve - and will optionally disable any cookies that are set from within WordPress or a 3rd party plugin. The user will then be presented with an fully customizable alert about cookies, and given the option to opt in or out of using cookies.

It will also collect basic information about any cookies set from within WordPress or 3rd party plugins, allowing you to add a description and whether the cookie is required for the website to operate. If the cookie is required, Cookillian will allow it to be set regardless if the visitor has opted in or out. Using a shortcode, a full description of the cookies used by the website can be presented to the visitor to assist with compliance and/or privacy notices.

If the visitor allows for cookies (either through opt in or a visitor outside the countries specified), then additional Javascript can be included at the website's header and/or footer, allowing the inclusion of, for example, Google Analytics. This allows for better control over 3rd party cookies.

With the included statistics, you can see how many visitors have decided to opt in, out or ignore the cookie alert per country, for each month of the year.


  • Selective alerts based on the visitor's originating country
  • Support for both "Explicit" and "Implied" consent
  • Attempts to remove cookies either before or after a visitor has opted out (selectable)
  • Optional JavaScript loading if cookies are permitted
  • Automatic alerts, or manually displayed using a WordPress filter, API or shortcode
  • Fully customizable alert text and styling
  • Support for Cookie-based PHP Sessions
  • Define cookies that are required for the operation of the website
  • Automatic collection of cookies used by the website
  • Automatic rendering of details about cookies using shortcodes
  • Support for geoPlugin geolocation service
  • Support for CloudFlare geolocation HTTP headers
  • Support for MaxMind geolocation database or Apache module/NginX GeoIP module
  • Backup geoloaction service, should the default geolocation service fail
  • JavaScript and PHP API
  • Statistics to track the impact of the EC Directive
  • Debug mode for web development and testing
  • Supports caching plugins, such as WP Super Cache
  • Support for the DNT/Do Not Track browser headers (http://donottrack.us)
  • Dashboard widget for quick overview of the statistics, and if new cookies have been detected

Visit the official website for more details.

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.7.11
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


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