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  • Plugin Contributor Catapult_Themes


    Don’t use it then – it’s ridiculous to give this 1 star for something it doesn’t claim to do.

    From the description:

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

    This not deals with EU legislation at all.

    Surely the user can visit the site for the first time, read the cookie notice, check the linked Privacy Policy and/or Cookie Policy, and then decide to either a) accept and continue visiting the site, or b) leave the site.

    Yes, it would be great to have the option to disable certain cookies, but this is a lot more work to expect from a free piece of open source software. There are paid options out there for this level of granular configuration.

    @barnez: I’m not discussing about what the author should do for a free software. I’m only pointing on the fact that in the description the plugin promises something not true. And it’s very dangerous for people that trusts what the description says. The plugin doesn’t deal with the legislation. Legislation says you cannot install cookie without the explicit consensus. Even if you leave the website after reading the notice, cookies are already installed, so the plugin does nothing to comply with the law.

    Plugin Contributor Catapult_Themes


    @thedarkmist – I’ve updated the description because it referred to the previous EU directive. It didn’t make any mention of GDPR but I’ve still updated it for clarity.

    Also, please note that the plugin only sets a cookie if the user clicks ‘OK’ or continues browsing the site (depending on the method chosen by the site admin). So it’s factually inaccurate to say that cookies are installed if you leave the website.

    GDPR and the EU cookie are not the same thing. Cookie law does not require consent prior to installation. That is an accepted method but not a requirement.

    GDPR requires consent for data you store but where are cookies stored? on the visitors machine.

    Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, I wouldn’t like to misinform.

    GDPR requires consent for data you store but where are cookies stored? on the visitors machine.

    That’s true, but also in the case of the Google Analytics cookies, for example, they are used to collect data from the site visitor, which IMO does require consent.

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