Thanks for downloading the Cookie Law Info WordPress plugin!
This plugin will help you comply with the EU ePrivacy Directive, AKA ‘the EU Cookie Law’ by getting implied consent from your website visitors and helping you clearly show them what cookies your website uses. There are a few steps you need to follow to make sure you comply, the first is reading about the law and installing the plugin.
You can download the plugin here. Cookie Law Info has some default settings all ready to go, and you can customise it further as required.
What the plugin does
To understand what cookies your website might be storing, read this article.
What the plugin does not do
This plugin does not block or delete cookies. That’s a deliberate choice.
Despite what some plugins may claim to offer, it is not currently possible to block all cookies in WordPress. That’s because any one of your plugins may use them, and no one plugin can guarantee to block them all, it would require a review and potentially re-programming each plugin to do so.
There has been a lot of confusion and misinformation around the Cookie Law. Many were led to believe that you must get explicit consent from your visitors before they either use your site or before the site places cookies. Only in some circumstances is that the case, for most WordPress websites that is not required. The Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) who enforce privacy laws in the UK have stated that getting “implied consent” for cookie use is fine. It is however important you read the background on this to make sure this applies to you and your website.
What if I want to block cookies?
For the time being this plugin doesn’t do that so if you want to go that route, this plugin isn’t for you. We may offer that feature in future however.
How do I let website visitors delete cookies?
Installation takes a matter of minutes:
- Choose “Add New” on the “Plugins” menu of your WordPress dashboard
- Search for “cookie law info”
- Click install
Customising the cookie bar
Cookie Law Info comes pretty much ready to go, though you should:
- Customise your message
- Customise your “read more” link
- Customise the styles, colours and fonts
To report a bug, please contact us using the form provided, providing as much information on the bug as possible. We’ll aim to respond as soon as possible.
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