Support » Plugin: EU Cookie Law (GDPR) » new cookie law requirement YES/NO selection

  • Hi Support,

    in May we get a new Cookie Law requirement in Germany.
    “Acceppt” a Cookie is no longer allowed, we have to add a “YES” or “NO” selection.

    What do you think, do we get an update until the end of the month?

    Best regards

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Hi,
    I’m interested too in a GDPR update of this banner. Any news? 🙂

    Plugin Author Marco Milesi


    i am waiting for WordPress new version with GDPR release and will update our plugin accordingly.

    The yes/no consent the feature is under review.
    Please note that, as @rfmcomposer said:

    As long as cookies are not accepted, they are not loaded. But the user still can use the site. No consent, no cookies. That’s what necessary to be GDPR compliant.

    Hi there

    I am a webdesigner and create many many sites in the european union… so my question about this new upgrade is: when its activated AND no scripts are working until the user says “OK”…. there will no be placed SOME cookies on the site? Also not facebook-pixel, google analytics, piwik, ….?

    Many thanks

    This is an interesting, clear approach:

    Please click on find out more and see the options. 3 Options.

    We need to allow the user to revoke too. 2 days and counting!

    I use Eu Cookie Law plugin. I’ve wrapped all scripts (adsense, facebook widget, youtube etc) on my website with the shortcode [cookie]…[/cookie].

    In this way every third party cookies are blocked.
    If the user accept the cookies they will see the website with all these scripts if they don’t accept they will see the website with the grey Eu Cookie Law little banner that says “Click accept if you want to see more”.

    So, in this case there are no cookies installed on the browser of the users. They can see the content of the website and navigate, but they will not see the youtube video etc…

    1) If they don’t accept cookies
    In this way I don’t need to record their consent and they can however see the website.

    2) They accept cookies
    If they accept, the consent is stored on the EuCookie on their browser.

    3) About revoke consent
    On the cookie page (linkable on all pages of the website) is written the procedure to follow for revoke consent by using the browser. This method is generally considered safe for users.

    Do you think that this approach could be legal, with the new GDPR regulation?

    Thank you very much

    Just as a note:

    GDPR do not consider cookies to be PII (personally identifiable information).

    IP addresses can be PII when used in conjunction with other personally identifiable information. Typical cookies would be fine unless there’s some data gathered about the person. Please post counter arguments, I’ve been reading a lot about this and I’d like to know the “truth” myself.

    Cookies can contain a lot of personally identifiable information, like your user name, your email and so on. But those are usually first party cookies, which might be ok, if you explain your users, why you are allowed to save them and that you do so. And you have to do this explanation before you save that cookie, so the only legally safe way is to wait for the consent before saving anything.

    All third party cookies on the other hand might or might not contain any PII per se, but their whole function and purpose is simply to identify a user – so you can’t every save those without prior consent or you risk severe penalties.

    Oh, and because somebody else here got it wrong before: I am talking about explicit consent, not implicit, i.e. you have to click “Yes” and not just ignore the message and keep on using the site. Only explicit consent can save your ass if somebody really wants to rattle your cage.

    how do you remove the cookies if the visitor decides to revoke the consent? i think you have to disable google analytics, even if it is anonymized, if the user revokes the cookie consent. do you have a solution for this?

    or do @milmor have any suggestions. the [cookie-control] shortcode removes only the ‘eucookielaw’ cookie.

    hello, I’ve been studying GDPR for the past ten 10 days, rfmcomposer and adz1111 say the right thing. Cookies must be off when accessing the website, after positive or negative consent, can be either loaded or not. Only functional/necessary cookies can be loaded, all the others must be off until user consent. User can then modify his consent using a link in the privacy page. The website, some way, must keep record of consent for each user, using anonymized ips.
    The only available tool I found doing this seems to be cookiebot, good for very small sites since is free under 100 pages, but after 100 pages is quite expensive considering there is a monthly fee forever! Would be nice, Marco Milesi, to have an implementation for your plugin and I would be happy to pay for it a premium license at reasonable price! Thank you!

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by  marcie73.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by  marcie73.

    Marcie please look here:

    I don’t want to double post. Rather than stating what you believe after you study for ten days could you tell me where in the standard it says cookies are personally identifiable information?

    Even if in the standard it did say this, surely the truth would override the standard.

    So can you tell who was on an IP just with IP information? I don’t think so. Cookies that store usernames of course are PII. But google analytics does not store any personally identifiable information.

    I’m sorry if I come across as rude, but I just want to know the actual requirement. There is a lot of misinformation and profiteering going on as there is with any standard change. I’m open to being wrong even if I study this standard for 100 days.

    moving on from recital 30 which is what ive been referring to.. we have recital 26:

    The principles of data protection should therefore not apply to anonymous information, namely information which does not relate to an identified or identifiable natural person or to personal data rendered anonymous in such a manner that the data subject is not or no longer identifiable.

    So here. Even WITH a username its arguably not personally identifiable as its a pseudonym.

    People would come to this post without doing their own research and take your word as truth. Very dangerous.

    Recital 30 and Recital 26 you need to look at. Moving on from Recital 30.. Recital 26 states:

    The principles of data protection should therefore not apply to anonymous information, namely information which does not relate to an identified or identifiable natural person or to personal data rendered anonymous in such a manner that the data subject is not or no longer identifiable.

    Now in Germany the Court of Justice of the European Union DID identify IP addresses as personally identifiable and acted on this.

    At this time there was no recital 26. This is the only example I can see. Please read here:

    (@milmor) will the update be released tomorrow?

    Many thanks

    Plugin Author Marco Milesi


    @marcie73 in your opinion, what would be the best way to record consent? IP?

    @twoscotsabroad i’m working on a new relase more js-oriented which ignore the “scroll consent” and “navigation consent” when cookies have been revoked with [cookie-control] shortcode.

    Will be released as soon as possibile (a few days).

    Under review:

    • consent record (ip, other…)
    • explicit “no” to cookies, also in the banner
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