Hi there, I have been thinking for instaling cookies on my website. 2 months ago, I started to learn about cookies and understand how it works. But sometimes I still confused.

Some people said that if I have less than 100 posts I do not need that since my website considered still new and not matured enough. Some also said, if I taking audiance from certain continent than I need cookies no matter what.

Another thing that confused me is there are many types of cookies and plugins to install. This one, I am sure I need to choose at least one plugins to install cookies. But is there any recommended plugin for cookies that is so simple to install and use?

If I choose cookie plugin that only said for GDPR or CCPA does it mean that it will only aim for one or two continent? And if I choose GDPR and CCPA cookie then I aim for all the country that requesting coookie?

If any of you can guide me through these maze, I really appreciate it.

Thank you so much.

L.a

Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
mbouteiller Premium
Hi Lana,

Wow... great question.

I use GDPR Cookie Consent plugin.

Monica
Reply
richardgb Premium
For Europe, you need to install a way for visitors to explicitly accept or reject cookies. Perhaps a popup or banner. There are many ways to achieve this. Persinally I use the plugin called GDPR Cookie Consent which is easy to use.
Richard
Reply
DianeScorpio Premium
My choice too.
Reply
richardgb Premium
... and I thought I was the only one Diane ;-).
Reply
JeannineC Premium
Are you selling something? The merchant is the one who puts the cookies on the consumer's laptop, usually via the affiliate link. You as the blogger would never put cookies on someone's site.
Reply
lanaelzora Premium
No, I am not selling anything for now just promoting through an affiliate link.
I see, thanks, Jeannine.
Reply
Triblu Premium
Hey Lana,

You may find the following tutorial helpful: And, you may find this interesting: Hope this helps you.
Reply
lanaelzora Premium
Thanks, Trish. I'll check the link you gave me.
Reply
jfbmarketing Premium
Stay away from those types of plugins. Remember you need to keep under 5 plugins to keep Google happy.

Joseph
Reply
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the number of plugins is irrelevant. It depends on how well coded they are. You could have 5 poorly coded, bulky, rarely updated plugins that slow your site to a snail's pace.

Or you could have 20 plugins that are well-designed, well-coded, lightweight and constantly updated that don't affect site speed at all.

I personally have 10 plugins on all my sites with no problems.
Reply
jfbmarketing Premium
This could be true, or perhaps it is, but when I increase the number, it slows down my site and my plugs on-site health drops from 100 percent down to 90 percent.

How I came up with that information. Sorry if this was incorrect, just how came about the plug-ins.

Joseph
Reply
jfbmarketing Premium
Check WordPress, got this message.

Too many plugins can lead to security breaches on your site, site crashes, bad performance, slow loading speeds, and more. A good rule of thumb is to never exceed 20 plugins. If your site is hosted on shared or budget cloud hosting, try not to use more than 5 plugins.
Reply
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - I presume you are testing your site speed before and after? If so, and it shows a marked difference, then yes, that particular plugin could be a problem. You could try looking for different versions of the plugin that perform the same function.

As regards Site Health here, it's actually a metric on invented by WA. It's not directly connected to Google. Read my training on it.
Reply
jfbmarketing Premium
Thank you Have read it. Good advice.
Reply
lanaelzora Premium
I agree with @DianeScorpio. The number of the plugin is irrelevant for the site speed. However, you might run an SEO and page speed audit every 3 months to check if you need some changes for your website.
Reply
lesabre Premium
Hi Diane, just read your lesson. Would you mind sharing which plugins you use.

Thank you,
Michael
Reply
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - I have several websites, so it's not necessarily the same on each one. However, here are the ones I typically use.

Ad Inserter, Better Click to Tweet, Broken Link Checker, Table of Contents Plus, Insert Headers and Footers, Rank Math, Sassy Social Share, Smush, GDPR Cookie Consent and Q2W3 Fixed Widget.
Reply
lesabre Premium
Thank you Diane. Much appreciated.

Michael
Reply
Top