Pressidium Cookie Consent


Pressidium Cookie Consent makes it easy to add a stylish, customizable cookie consent banner to your website and conditionally load third-party scripts (analytics, performance, targeting, etc.) based on the user-selected preferences to help you comply with EU GDPR cookie law, CCPA, and similar regulations.

⚙️ Fully customizable

Easily modify the cookie consent banner and settings modal text. Pick one of the built-in color presets to match your website’s aesthetic, or adjust the color of individual components via our convenient color picker. Choose from a variety of layouts, positions, and transitions directly from the WordPress dashboard.

🪶 Lightweight

The plugin is built on top of the Cookie Consent JS library by Orest Bida, a standalone vanilla JavaScript library with no third-party dependencies, that loads blazingly fast and won’t slow down your website.

♿ Accessible

An a11y friendly plugin — fully accessible and WAI-ARIA compliant.

🌐 Translatable

Modify any text in the cookie consent banner and settings modal, and provide translations. Choose the language auto-detection strategy you prefer — either read the user’s browser language or read the markup of the current page to identify its primary language.

📱 Responsive

Fully responsive and mobile-friendly cookie consent banner and settings modal.

🙅 Block scripts

Control which scripts are loaded based on the user’s preferences. List the URLs of the scripts you’d like to block (both exact matches and regular expressions are supported) and prevent them from running until the user has given consent.

🧹 Auto-clear cookies

Automatically delete cookies when a user opts-out of a specific category inside cookie settings.

✋ Force consent

Block the user from interacting with the page until they consent to your cookie policy.

🔁 Re-consent

Ask users to consent again when you update your cookie policy.

🤖 Hide from bots

Automatically parse the user agent to detect bots, crawlers, and webdrivers. If one is detected, you have the option to hide the cookie consent banner from them.

⌨️ Control it programmatically

Programmatically control the plugin. Conditionally show/hide the cookie consent banner and/or the settings modal, accept one (or more) cookie categories, erase cookies, load previously blocked scripts, etc.


  • General settings
  • Themes and colors
  • Cookie tables
  • Translations
  • Consent modal
  • Settings modal
  • Blocked scripts


Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option — WordPress will handle the file transfer, and you won’t need to leave your web browser.

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard
  2. Navigate to the “Plugins” menu
  3. Search for “Pressidium Cookie Consent”
  4. Click “Install Now” and WordPress will take it from there
  5. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu on WordPress

Manual installation

  1. Upload the entire pressidium-cookie-consent folder to the wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu on WordPress

After activation

  1. Go to the plugin settings page (Settings -> Cookie Consent)
  2. Customize the cookie consent to your liking
  3. Click “Save” to save your changes


Is this plugin free?

Yes! This plugin is 100% free and open source.

Will this plugin make my website GDPR/CCPA compliant?

Yes, the plugin will help you be GDPR and CCPA compliant if you set it right.

How do I customize the cookie consent banner?

You can customize the cookie consent banner by going to the plugin settings page. On wp-admin, go to Settings -> Cookie Consent.

How do I add a cookie consent banner to my website?

Just install and activate the plugin. The cookie consent banner will automatically be added to your website. You can customize the banner by going to the plugin settings page.

Does the plugin automatically scan my website to list the cookies it stores?

No, the plugin doesn’t scan your website. You will have to manually list the cookies you use. On wp-admin, go to Settings -> Cookie Consent, select the “Cookies” tab and list all Analytics and Targeting cookies.

Does the plugin automatically block third-party scripts?

No, the plugin doesn’t automatically block third-party scripts. You will have to manually list the URLs of the scripts you want to block. On wp-admin, go to Settings -> Cookie Consent, select the “Block Scripts” tab and list all third-party scripts you want to block (regular expressions supported).

Can I integrate this plugin with my WordPress theme/plugin to block any scripts it loads?

Yes. On wp-admin, go to Settings -> Cookie Consent, select the “General” tab and make sure the “Page Scripts” option is enabled. Then, set the type of your scripts tags to "text/plain" and set a data-cookiecategory attribute to "analytics" or "targeting".

For example, <script type="text/plain" data-cookiecategory="analytics" src="analytics.js" defer></script>

For more information, refer to the “Blocking scripts” section of our wiki.

Can I use the cookie consent plugin programmatically? Are there any other options/features?

For more information about the Pressidium Cookie Consent plugin, refer to our wiki.

Why is the cookie consent banner not showing on my website?

Make sure that either the “Autorun” option is enabled on the plugin settings page, or that you manually call the method.

Why are my changes not getting saved?

Make sure you have clicked the “Save” button on the plugin settings page.

Where can I report any bugs and/or request additional features?

If you have spotted any bugs, or would like to request additional features from the plugin, please file an issue.


June 27, 2023
It is very easy to customize and developer friendly. I was thinking of using the vanilla-cookieconsent library directly but I found that someone had already created a WordPress plugin based on that library which saved me a lot of work. I noticed one issue and the developers very quickly fixed it after I reported it.
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Contributors & Developers

“Pressidium Cookie Consent” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.1.6: Aug 23, 2023

  • Fix an issue where languages with a hyphen in their code were not being detected correctly

1.1.5: Aug 22, 2023

  • Improve multilingual support

1.1.4: Aug 21, 2023

  • Fix an issue where the confirmation before leaving the tab was being triggered even when there were no unsaved changes

1.1.3: Aug 4, 2023

  • Fix an issue where the “Cookie table headers” setting was not being saved correctly

1.1.2: Jul 27, 2023

  • Add the ability to list necessary cookies
  • Fix emoji decoding to render correctly in text fields and textareas

1.1.1: Jul 25, 2023

  • Fix an issue where the log file could not be created

1.1.0: Jul 25, 2023

  • Add the ability to export, import, and reset settings
  • Add POT file for localization
  • Ask for feedback on plugin deactivation
  • Support emoji even on databases using the utf8 character set
  • Improve logging
  • Add a new Logs tab to the settings page to help with debugging

1.0.4: Jul 2, 2023

  • Fix a conflict with plugins that use null as their admin footer text

1.0.3: Jun 30, 2023

  • Only load blocking script when needed

1.0.2: Jun 27, 2023

  • Fix an issue where the text of the secondary button could not be updated

1.0.1: Jun 19, 2023

  • Update Plugin Directory icons

1.0.0: May 26, 2023

  • Initial version