The CookieCuttr plugin wraps up the popular CookieCuttr jQuery script which is designed to provide an attractive solution to complying with EU Cookie Laws.
What does CookieCuttr do?
CookieCuttr helps you to become compliant with the so-called “EU Cookie Law”. It has a variety of options allowing you to tailor not only visual aspects, but also depending on your own interpretation of the legislation. It includes functions which can be called within WordPress template fields to wrap other cookie related code on your website.
The following features are supported:
• Put a top bar on every page of your website with a message to your website visitors
• You can use Google Analytics and disable them until your website visitor has accepted cookies
• You can enable Google Analytics until your website visitor has declined cookies
• You can choose between “Legacy” Google Analytics and the new “Universal Analytics”
• Show a reset button once the website visitor has accepted/declined your cookie
• Choose to have a larger overlay with a message inside so that the website visitor has to interact before they can browse your website
• Choose to post the script files to the head or foot of your HTML
• The plugin comes with two functions you can run on any element of your site (for if cookies are accepted or declined), including third party plugins (you will have to edit your templates or third party plugins for this, if you’re not comfortable doing this please ask a web developer)
• Edit all of the messages, button text, link text and links shown in the top bar
• Add a really discreet link which can be placed in any corner of the page
• Have a discreet reset link
• Show a different message for your policy page, simply by adding the shortcode to your chosen page
• Hide all messages on all pages (apart from your policy page
• Delete the standard Google Analytics cookies when a visitor presses the decline button (NEW FEATURE!)
• All in an easy to update interface that you can even hand over to your client to manage, screenshot below.
• In order for CookieCuttr to control your Google Analytics, you will need to remove them from your template code and disable any plugins that are currently running the Google Analytics for you.
But why did we build this?
We felt an easy way to include the attractive, flexible functionality of CookieCuttr in WordPress would be a benefit to our customers – allowing them to achieve a suitable level of compliance with the EU Cookie Law without the need for a lot of fuss – and without compromising on the aesthetics of their websites.