How to Add a Cookies Popup in WordPress

Wanting to add a cookie consent popup to your WordPress site? The European Union’s cookie law requires website owners to get consent before they can set any cookies on your computer. As a site owner you may be using cookies on your site so, in this video, we will show you how to add a cookies popup in WordPress.

For this tutorial we will be using the plugin called ‘Cookie Consent’ found here:

GDPR Cookie Consent Banner

With the plugin installed and activated on your site, you will want to go under Settings and there will be a new option you want to go to called ‘Cookie Consent’. On this page, you will be able to control where the notification appears and how you would like it to close.

The default settings will work for most sites and if you make any changes, you will want to click the save changes button at the bottom of the page. On the content tab, you can change what will be displayed on the popup itself.

If you haven’t created a privacy policy page then you can take a look at our guide on how to make one here:

Make sure you set that page in the content tab when your visitors want more information about your site.

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25 thoughts on “How to Add a Cookies Popup in WordPress”

  1. you need to show things slower. your going too fast not everyone is an expert like you plus you never showed how to allow people to give consent for cookie rather than they have to accept cookies

  2. This plugin is not actually GDPR compliant. According to EU Law, you have to give the visitors of your website a choice as to what cookies and tracking they consent to. Just having a notification with a link to your Privacy Policies page (which is all this plugin does) is not enough. If your website is not giving users the option of opting out of non-essential cookies, such as tracking, marketing and preferences cookies, then your site is not fully GDPR compliant.

  3. do these plugins get the consent after the user clicks ok? isnt this feature what was all about with the new regulation or am i missing something?

  4. Can you exclude areas in the plugin that are not part of the European Union, and what are does that include specifically? In other words, do I need to display this to all users, or only users in certain areas of the world. Thanks!

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