Recently, one of our users asked us how to add a cookies popup in WordPress to notify website visitors about cookies in compliance to European Union’s cookie law. The European Union’s cookie law requires websites to get user consent to set any cookies on their computers. As a WordPress website owner, your website may be using cookies as well. In this article we will show you how to add a cookies popup in WordPress.
WordPress and Cookies
Showing a Cookie Usage Notification in WordPress
First thing you need to do is install and activate the Easy WordPress Cookies Popup plugin. After activating the plugin, go to Settings » Cookie Notification.
Now you can go to your website to see the popup in action.
The popup will appear only once to each user. In order to see the popup again you need to clear your browsing data or open a new private browsing window in Firefox (Incognito window in Google Chrome).
We hope that this article helped you add a EU compliant cookies popup notification in WordPress. To learn more about EU cookie law, visit this microsite. For questions and feedback about this article please leave a comment below.