EUROPEAN websites must follow the Commission’s guidelines on privacy and data protection and inform users that cookies are not being used to gather information unnecessarily.
The ePrivacy directive – more specifically Article 5(3) – requires prior informed consent for storage or for access to information stored on a user’s terminal equipment. In other words, you must ask users if they agree to most cookies and similar technologies before the site starts to use them.
For consent to be valid, it must be informed, specific, freely given and must constitute a real indication of the individual’s wishes.
WP Cookies Enabler is an easy and lightweight solution to preventively block third-party cookies installed by js and to comply with the EU cookie law.
- Display notice banner out of the box
- Fully customizable aspect
- Works on script tags, iframes, and asynchronous scripts
- Lighweight: only load styles when the banner is displayed
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- Download the plugin from WordPress.
- Use WordPress
/wp-admin/plugin-install.phppage to install a plugin or extract all the files and upload everything (keeping the directory structure) to the
- Activate WP Cookies Enabler through the ‘Plugins’ (
/wp-admin/plugins.php) configuration page in WordPress.
- Configure the settings.
- Change code that install cookies. See documentation.
- Does this plugin block cookies out of the box?
WP Cookies Enabler will not block cookies out of the box. Even though the banner is displayed, you still have to put your hands on the code to actually stop cookies. See documentation.
Contributors & Developers
“WP Cookies Enabler” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Fixed a display bug.
- First release.