Best Free Cookie Notification WordPress Plugins

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Best Free Cookie Notification WordPress Plugins

Best Free Cookie Notification WordPress Plugins

What is Cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. It keeps track of your movements within the site so that it can remember something about you at a later time.

1. Cookie Consent

Simplicity is the most popular aspect of this plugin, as it hardly takes a second to get up and running. Simply install and activate the plugin to automatically add the cookie notification bar without any configuration. It automatically creates and populate a page on your site with the information about your cookie policy and  adds a link to the notification bar.

Other Features in the new version 2.0 includes:

  • Two dismissal methods – either on click by the user or timed
  • Two type of dismissal elements – either button or ‘x’ close
  • Option to show the notification on the first page only – subsequent pages visited by the user will not display the message
  • Three position – either top or bottom bar, or floating in one of the corners of the screen
  • Better translation support
  • Better responsive support
  • Update styles from within the customizer
  • Inherits your theme styles where possible
  • The option to use an absolute or external URL to link to for further information
  • Set the cookie duration
  • Set the cookie version – updating a version will reset the cookie on all user sites

2. Cookie Notice by dFactory

It the best and most popular cookie notice WordPress plugin by dFactory. It allows you to elegantly show cookies consent to users to comply with the EU regulations.

The plugin comes with some unique features like customizing, option to accept the cookie on scroll, option to refuse functional cookies, cookie message box positions, WPML and Polylang compatible, translation ready with 16 languages, set cookie expiry.

Following are the list of features.

  • Customize the cookie message
  • Redirect users to specified page for more cookie information
  • Set cookie expiry
  • Link to more info page
  • Option to accept cookies on scroll
  • Option to set on scroll offset
  • Option to refuse functional cookies
  • Select the position of the cookie message box
  • Animate the message box after cookie is accepted
  • Select button style from none WordPress and Bootstrap
  • Set the text and bar background colors
  • WPML and Polylang compatible
  • .pot file for translations included

3. Cookie Law Info

You can change the colors, fonts, styles, position, and how it behave when clicked ‘accept’ on the page.  It has got a Cookie Audit module to show your site users what cookie your site uses neatly in a table on privacy page. There is a show again tab which dismisses the notice or shows it again.  The plugin uses implied consent as this approach is aimed at reducing website visitor dropout.

Features:

  • Fully customizable to match  your own website’s style: customize the colors, styles and fonts
  • Option to put cookie bar in header or footer
  • (Optional) accept cookie policy if the user scrolls
  • (Optional) automatically close the cookie bar after a delay (delay is configurable)
  • (Optional) cookie bar can be permanently dismissed or accessible through a “show again” tab
  • (Optional) “show again” tab is fully customizable including position shown on page and styles
  • “Cookie Audit” shortcode to create a nicely-styled page for ‘Privacy & Cookie Policy’
  • WPML compatible
  • qTranslate support

4. EU Cookie Law

EU Cookie law has an ability to lock script before acceptance (as required by Italian Law – Garante della Privacy dispositions). It is a powerful solution for your website to comply the European cookie law with an elegant popup. It can automatically block embeds, iframes, scripts and objects.

You can customize it to match it to your website layout and have many options to control behavior before and after acceptance.

Advanced Features

  • Block scripts if cookies are not accepted
  • Automatic block of iframes, embeds, scripts and objects
  • Complete set of developer Shortcodes and PHP Functions
  • Manual and Automatic set width and height of blocked content

5. Italy Cookie Choices (for EU Cookie Law)

Italy Cookie Choices allow you to block third-party cookies. It complies with the Italy cookie law as well as European cookie law showing the visitors only the first time he visits your website.

Italy cookie choices add only inline CSS and Javascript, so it doesn’t make your website slower. It has got a new Third party cookie eraser to block all the cookies.

Other features

  • Display banner in front-end
  • Three templates (standard, big buttons, small buttons)
  • Three positions (top, dialog, bottom) Or custom style
  • Content banner customizable with HTML tags
  • URL and buttons text customizable
  • Acceptance on mouse scroll
  • Acceptance on the second view
  • Block third party script in page
  • Add custom script to not block (all page)
  • Add custom script to block (wp_header and wp_footer)

6. Smart Cookie Kit

Smart Cookie kit is a responsive plugin that is fully compatible with WPML and Polylang to easily manage texts translations. The plugin blocks cookies until the visitor accepts them, but it unlocks them asynchronously. By doing so, it increases server performance, improves user experience, and, more important, makes the plugin compatible with cache plugins.

Major features of Smart Cookie kit:

  • It recognizes and modifies automatically scripts, iframes, and images to block them
  • Compatible with Gutenberg
  • Compatible with WPML and Polylang to easily manage texts translations
  • Compatible with cache plugins
  • Includes in the banner the link to your cookie policy page, and it does not show the banner in that page
  • Full Support
  • Fast Loading
  • Well Optimized and fully responsive

7. WP Cookie User Info

WP Cookie User Info is a responsive, feature-rich free WordPress Plugin that allows you to apply cookie information on your website in different positions. With this plugin, you can create, customize and build the cookie info for your site on your own, choose on what to display as a message, where to display it and reappear after how long and much more.

Major features of WP Cookie User Info:

  • Attractive Cookie info
  • Pre Designed 5 Templates to choose from
  • Available Settings
  • Cookie info Occurrence
  • Cookie User Infos Stored in Database
  • Cookie Notice Preview
  • Fully Responsive – compatible with mobile devices
  • User-friendly and very interactive user interface

8. iubenda Cookie Solution

iubenda Cookie Solution is one of the best cookie plugin developed by iubenda that helps to make your website GDPR compliant by generating the privacy policy text, the cookie banner and the blocking management of cookies. The plugin allows to manually block all the remaining resources, without the need for direct intervention on the code.

Major features of iubenda Cookie Solution:

  • Handles the display of cookie banners and cookie policy, saving user preferences about the use of cookies
  • Displays a cookie banner in 8 languages
  • Google AdSense
  • DoubleClick for Publishers
  • DoubleClick Ad Exchange (and even Google Analytics in some cases)
  • Translation ready
  • Browser Compatible
  • Well Optimized
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