If you’re a web developer in Europe you’ll likely have already heard about the Cookie Law, it’s been causing quite a stir and we’ve already blogged about it here, and we hated it so much that we started a petition against it at nocookielaw.com.
Much has been written about the Cookie Law, and many people have different opinions of how it should be implemented. But one thing that’s clear is that the ICO wants all websites to “obtain consent” before setting any cookies. This means creating some sort of mechanism to allow users to “opt-in” to set cookies on our websites.
According to this article, the Cookie Law will cost the UK £10 billion for companies to comply with the law. Seems a bit steep, so we created a solution that we’re encouraging other companies to download and use for free.
Introducing Cookie Consent
Here’s some of the other features:
Not only can your users click to approve the cookies on your site, they can also set global settings which applies to all websites using our plugin. This means if they consent to all cookies on all websites, they won’t be bothered by a consent message on the next website they visit.
We liked our plugin so much that we want all websites to use it! We’ve released it under the GNU General Public licence, meaning you can redistribute it and modify it if you want to.
We’ve added a lot of ways to customise the Cookie Consent plugin. You can choose for it to popup from the top or the bottom of your website, and you can use your own CSS to completely change how it looks.