Make WordPress site comply with EU cookie law

As a website owner, you have to ensure your website to follow national and international law. If your audience includes European visitors, your website must comply with EU cookie law. Do you want to know how to make WordPress site comply with EU cookie law? Let’s take a look at how to make it happen.

What is EU cookie law?

EU cookie law is that websites is allowed to store and retrieve the information from the web devices including computer, smartphone, and tablet only with visitor’s consent.

Therefore, you will need to make your website EU cookie compliant before visitors start using your website. And don’t panic, actually, it is pretty easy to make your WordPress site comply with EU cookie law.

How to make your WordPress site comply with EU cookie law

If you are a developer, you might create a cookie policy by yourself. But for most of novices, GDPR plugin is a good option. Plus, lots of cookie and GDPR plugins are available in WordPress plugin repository. 

LuckyWP Cookie Notice (GDPR) is one of the most easy to use cookie plugins. I have to say WordPress plugins really make life easier.

LuckyWP Cookie Notice (GDPR)

Step 1. Create a cookie policy

WordPress makes the creation of Privacy Policy easy because of its built-in Privacy Policy template, it is located in Setting > Privacy.  The template is available to edit, so directly edit the template and add the cookie policy related to your site. Alternatively, you can also create a new Privacy Policy depending on your needs.

Step 2. Set up cookie plugin

After installing LuckyWP Cookie Notice (GDPR), you can configure it according to your needs. This plugin includes the options for the cookie statement, Accept&Reject buttons, read more link ( to direct to your Privacy Policy page),  and also has an ability to customize the disclaimer appearance, set the expiration period and add script after obtaining visitor’s consent.

Step 3. Allow users to give consent

In order to compliant with EU cookie law, you have to offer an opportunity to visitors to accept or reject the use of cookie. If a visitor reject or doesn’t actively give their consent, you have to block all scripts that install cookies.

Final words

GDPR was in force on May 25th, 2018 and visitor privacy is becoming more and more crucial issue to website. Thus, it is more important than ever to make sure your cookie policy is invulnerable.

I hope this post help you learn how to make your WordPress site comply with EU cookie law. You may also want to see our guide on how to install and auto-renew Let’s Encrypt SSL.

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