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Cookie Consent

The only cookie consent plugin you'll ever need.

Cookie Consent 2.0 is a major rewrite of the popular Cookie Consent plugin. We've retained all the features that originally made the plugin so popular, such as speed of set-up, but added new features based on feedback and requests.

Activation

One of the most popular aspects of the plugin is its simplicity of use. The new version is no different - simply install and activate the plugin to automatically add the cookie consent notification bar without any need to configure it. On activation, the plugin creates and populates a page on your site with information about your cookie policy and automatically links to the page from the notification bar. So if you're using the default settings, it's a matter of seconds to get up and running.

New Features

We've extended the options with the plugin and in version 2.0, we've added many new features, including:

  • Choice of dismissal method - either on click by the user or timed
  • Choice of dismissal element - either button or 'x' close
  • Option to show the notification on the first page only - subsequent pages visited by the user will not display the message
  • Choice of position - either top or bottom bar, or floating in one of the corners of the screen
  • Better translation support
  • Better responsive support
  • More customization options - including the ability to update styles from within the customizer
  • Inherits your theme styles where possible
  • The option to use an absolute or external URL to link to for further information
  • Set the cookie duration
  • Set the cookie version - updating a version will reset the cookie on all user sites

Translations

  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Slovakian

EU Directive

We think this is the simplest but most effective method of dealing with the legislation.

The plug-in is a straightforward approach to help you comply with the EU regulations regarding usage of website cookies. It follows the notion of "implied consent" as described by the UK's Information Commissioner and makes the assumption that most users who choose not to accept cookies will do so for all websites. A user to your site is presented with a clear yet unobtrusive notification that the site is using cookies and may then acknowledge and dismiss the notification or click to find out more. The plug-in automatically creates a new page with pre-populated information on cookies and how to disable them, which you may edit further if you wish.

Importantly, the plug-in does not disable cookies on your site or prevent the user from continuing to browse the site. Several plug-ins have adopted the "explicit consent" approach which obliges users to opt in to cookies on your site. This is likely to deter visitors.

Requires: 4.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.5.3
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Active Installs: 70,000+

Ratings

4.8 out of 5 stars

Support

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

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