GDPR Cookie Consent – EU ICO Compliant


Looking to comply with the GDPR Cookie Policy?

GDPR Cookie Consent helps you comply in the following ways:

  • Provides an easy-to-use admin area in the WordPress dashboard, where you can add details of cookies used on your website. You can also classify cookies into ‘Necessary’, ‘Marketing’, ‘Analytics’, ‘Preferences’, and the ‘Unclassified’ categories.

  • Shows a cookie consent notice on the website. The cookie notice shows ‘Accept’ & ‘Decline’ buttons.

  • Users can choose to ‘Accept’ or ‘Decline’ the use of cookies. They can also choose to consent to use of cookies from a specific category i.e ‘Necessary’, ‘Marketing’, ‘Analytics’, ‘Preferences’, and the ‘Unclassified’.

The GDPR Cookie Consent plugin is the closest that I have found to complying with all of the new GDPR guidance and is the easiest to implement.

Victoria Etherington,


The GDPR Cookie Consent is lightweight, fast and complies with the latest WordPress coding standards. It comes with the following features.

  • Easily create, edit or delete information about cookies used on your website.

  • Categorise cookies into ‘Necessary’, ‘Marketing’, ‘Analytics’, ‘Preferences’, and ‘Unclassified’ categories.

  • Show a subtle, non-intrusive cookie consent notice on your website.

  • Show cookie consent notice as a Banner, Popup, or Widget.

  • Fully customisable cookie consent notice. Customise the text, colours and fonts to match your website’s design.

  • Get granular cookie consent for cookie categories of their choice.

  • Automatically accept cookie consent on scroll and close cookie notice (Option to configure – Allowed in some countries).

  • Auto-hide cookie notice after delay (Can be configured).

  • Provide option for user to change prior consent.

  • Show cookie information on your privacy policy or any other page with an easy to use WordPress shortcode. [wpl_cookie_details]

GDPR Cookie Consent Pro Version Features

☑ Manage cookie list (name, ID, description, duration, type & category).

☑ One-click cookie scan, so you don’t have to manually enter cookie list details.

☑ Automatically fills cookie information for all known cookies.

☑ Continuously updated known cookie information database.

☑ Log cookie consent and export consent log report as a csv file.

☑ Geo-coding to detect visitor’s location & optionally show/hide the cookie notice bar.

☑ Fully customisable to match your website’s design.

☑ Ready to use, pre-designed templates for cookie consent notice.

☑ Language support and translations for – French, Dutch, Czech, Spanish, Slovenian, Icelandic, Bulgaria, Deutsch, Danish, Croatian.

For complete list of features and details, please visit the GDPR Cookie Consent Pro Plugin product page.


  • Cookie consent notice with classic styles - widget.
  • Cookie consent notice with website's cookie details.
  • General cookie notice options.
  • Customise cookie consent notice design.
  • Customise cookie consent notice buttons.
  • Manage cookie list.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the gdpr-cookie-consent folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to “GDPR Cookie Consent” to configure the cookie notice bar with your own text, colours and styles

NOTE: Installing this plugin does not alone make your website GDPR compliant. Every website has different cookie needs and needs to be configured accordingly.


Will my website become GDPR compliant after installing the plugin?

Cookie consent is just one aspect of GDPR. Installing the plugin does not guarantee compliance. You’ll still need to implement other aspects of the GDPR regulation.

Will I have to add all the cookies manually?

Yes, in the free version. The pro version of the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin has a one-click scanner, that’ll scan your website. It’ll also pre-populate cookie information for known cookies.

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

No. Only the ‘necessary’ cookies will be loaded until the user gives consent.


February 4, 2020
Makes life a lot easier by allowing you to add cookies, categorise and list them. Nice options too for display of notice on website. Great plugin.
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Contributors & Developers

“GDPR Cookie Consent – EU ICO Compliant” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“GDPR Cookie Consent – EU ICO Compliant” has been translated into 10 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Fix: Issue related to auto-tick for non-necessary cookies.


Feature: Automatically accept cookie consent on scroll and close cookie notice (Option to configure – Allowed in some countries).
Feature: Auto-hide cookie notice after delay (Can be configured).
Feature: Provide option for user to change prior consent.


Update: Improvements in Cookie notice display design.


Feature: Added multiple options to display Cookie consent notice on frontend – Banner/Popup/Widget.
Feature: Added opacity option for Cookie consent notice.
Feature: Customization options for Cookie Settings Button.
Update: Display Cookie consent details for categories in Popup on frontend.
Update: Updated translations.
Update: Made compatible with WordPress 5.3.2.


Fix: Frontend translation issues for Cookie Categories and description.


  • Feature: Added Cookie Bar position.
  • Update: Improved Cookie Bar Frontend UI.


  • Update: Updated language translations


  • Fix: Fatal error if Analytics SDK is included in two or more plugins


  • Fix: Read More URL is not rendered on Admin Dashboard


  • Feature: Feedback form on plugin deactivation.


  • Fix: Minor bug fixes.
  • Update: Added support for SCRIPT_DEBUG.


  • Updat: Accept All button on consent bar


  • Feature: Accept All button on consent bar
  • Update: Made compatible with WordPress 5.2.3.


  • Feature: custom post type for Cookie Policy Data


  • Fix: Previous settings migration issue.


  • Fix: Previous version settings issue (with respect to Pro Version).


  • Initial version