Cookie Banner - the latest GDPR & ePrivacy WordPress cookie opt-in solution
With Cookie Banner you get an easy-to-use tool for WordPress that allows you to integrate cookies such as retargeting cookies.
Cookie Banner - the latest GDPR & ePrivacy WordPress cookie opt-in solution
W ith Cookie Banner you get an easy-to-use tool for WordPress that allows you to integrate cookies such as retargeting cookies. A cookie banner is required! But not all cookie banners offered comply with the legal guidelines! A mere cookie notice banner is no longer enough! This threatens many companies and website operators a wave of warnings in the millions!
According to GDPR and GDPR, cookies may no longer be set without the visitor’s consent! The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has clearly spoken in favor of cookie consent (“cookie opt-ins”) to be obtained explicitly.
Get Cookie Banner licenses for your website
Cookie Banner already contains all the necessary codes. All you have to do is enter a tracking ID and Cookie Banner will do the rest. Integrating multiple Facebook Pixel IDs is also not a problem. When the website visitor opt-in, the necessary code is reloaded without the website having to reload and there is an integrated opt-out solution required by the GDPR.
WordPress theme &caching plugin compatibility
Cookie Banner was developed to work with any WordPress theme. It is also compatible with all WordPress caching plugins. Simply activate and get started.
Multilingualism for international companies
For all companies that offer websites (and products or services) both in Germany and in other countries, Cookie Banner offers the provider and the user the opportunity to select the respective language of the country in which the website is published. This not only meets the German requirements of the GDPR, but also the GDPR.
Cookie & cookie group management
Animation, colors, layout, logo, position, font, text and much more
With Cookie Banner everything is set up for you. In addition, all settings, the desired position and animations can be set individually as desired.
With the Individual Enterprise Edition, Cookie Banner can even be adapted to the entire corporate appearance, including corporate identity and other internal requirements. And this for an almost infinite number of digital appearances.
Frequently Asked Questions
The GDPR has caused a lot of uncertainty about cookie banners. The e-privacy regulation makes this even more difficult and prescribes regulations for fines of up to 20 million euros or up to four percent of sales in the past financial year for companies. On October 1, 2019, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) clearly spoke in favor of explicitly obtained cookie consent (so-called “cookie opt-ins”).
If website operators require consent for cookies, users must be able to actively set them. From now on, consent by means of a preset checkbox, which the user must deselect in order to refuse his consent, is no longer valid consent. Pressing a button to participate in a competition is no longer effective user consent to the storage of cookies.
- These requirements for consent apply to both the ePrivacy and cookie guidelines and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
- In addition, in these cases the website must inform the user, among other things, about the information on the duration of the function of the cookies and whether third parties have access to the cookie.
- Finally, it is irrelevant for the applicability of Art. 5 Para. 3 of the ePrivacy Directive whether personal data are collected with the cookie or not. Because it applies in both cases.
The BGH continued the oral proceedings in the legal dispute on January 30, 2020 (Az. I ZR 7/16 ). The BGH has to decide on the question of which requirements for the consent to the storage of cookies on the end device of the user have to be made. The announcement date is May 28, 2020 .
Since the introduction of the GDPR (international: GDPR) and the ePrivacy regulation, which has tightened the requirements again, cookies may no longer be set without the visitor’s consent (the so-called opt-in obligation). If you use Cookie Banner, the visitor receives a note when visiting the website and the opportunity to save their preference (the so-called cookie settings) by making a simple selection. No personal data is collected by Cookie Banner. The IP address is also not used, since it has been subject to personal data since the introduction of the GDPR. Cookie Banner contains the necessary code for Google Analytics, Google AdSense, Google Tag Manager and Facebook Pixel Tracking. The provider only needs to enter a tracking ID and Cookie Banner does the rest. According to the GDPR, the IP addresses of website visitors are only transmitted to the services for which consent is given. The website does not have to be reloaded for the opt-in procedure – the tracking codes are reloaded according to the user selection. There is also an integrated opt-out solution for cookies required by the GDPR. The website visitors’ cookie settings are also saved in a log (without using the personal data). As a website provider – and as a visitor – you can understand when consent was given, which consent and the same, to which cookies. Iframe content can be blocked automatically without transferring the IP address to an external service. The website visitor who Cookie Banner has the choice which content he wants to load and when he wants to load it. Cookie Banner also provides a shortcode with which you can block almost any content and make it available only with a click. In this way, as the operator of Cookie Banner, you can easily prevent the IP addresses of the visitors from being transferred to third parties such as Facebook without their consent.
The e-privacy regulation is a kind of special law that extends the GDPR. Since this is a regulation and not a directive, the ePrivacy regulation is effective immediately in all EU member states after its entry into force, which means that no further national legislative acts are required. This is to ensure that the EU can effectively protect the privacy of its citizens and their personal data. The ePrivacy Regulation is intended to set the level of confidentiality of the electronic communication data of end users and to regulate the conditions under which the operators of electronic communication networks may store data.
Cookies (English for biscuits ) is data caching a web page on the PC, Apple device, smartphone or tablet when the website is visited. These cookies contain information about the language, page settings, email address and the name of the visitor. The cookies were originally intended to make surfing the Internet easier. A cookie is basically nothing more than a tiny text file with information that enables a web server to recognize a user and save settings. These locally stored text files can then later be read out again by the same web server from which they were stored. The possible uses range from shopping lists in online shops to personalized websites such as the storage of login data. The user can then skip entering long passwords and user names, among other things. However, surfing habits are also saved and passed on to the operator of the website.
Yes, but this is a non-binding note. WP Google Fonts or Google Fonts should not be blocked via our plugin. Technically it would be possible – but we do not recommend it. The font is necessary for the presentation of the website and must be loaded early. Subsequent loading would have undesirable optical effects. Google Fonts should therefore either be integrated locally – or mentioned in the data protection declaration. According to Google, however, as little data as possible is collected for the fonts, see here: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq.
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