EU Citizens! Are you compliant with the cookie law?
What is the Cookie law?
As funny as its name might be the Cookie Law is something that a lot of E.U. Citizens might overlook.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are a term to design short term memory for the web.
It's information that is stored on your bowser and enables a website to remember small bits of information between pages or visits.
You probably noticed that when you entered your email address for a website once, the information will be stocked by that website.
So when you want to re-enter your email address it already shows up before you even typed it.
Well this what are called cookies.
If cookies are a good thing to make your web experience more personal, some cookies collect data to create 'behavioural profiles' of people.
Your information can be used into deciding what content will be shown regarding your preferences.
Have you noticed how you always get ads about a topic you have already researched ?
Well , this is how cookies can be used against your will.
All websites that provide its services to citizens within the EU are expected to comply with the cookie law !
How to add a cookie script to your website?
I think there are many websites offering cookie scripts but I came accross Cookie Script which offers free cookie scripts that are easy to install even when you have no experience in coding. https://cookie-script.com/account.html
You will first need to register for free before you can access further details, templates, demos,..
Then just follow the easy steps.
- Add a new item
- Choose a name
- Choose a design and template ( your cookie script can show in the header, right or left footer or full footer).
- Change the settings if you want. ( I left the settings as they were)
- You can also change colors but only with a premium account
- Save your cookie script
- On the nest page click on use item.
- Copy the code and insert it to your website
How to insert the code on your website?
Once you copied the code go to your website.
Click on appearance - editor
Paste the script snippet in the footer of your website just before </body> tag.
You have to put the code on all pages where you want the cookie script to show up. ( I have placed it only once in the footer and it shows on all pages)
You have to put the code on your website only once as it will pop up automatically.
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Don't hesitate to ask if you have any more questions about the cookie law!
Have a great day!