How to make your website comply with the EU Cookies Directive for FREE

If you have a website in the European Union, you will need to upgrade it to only collect cookies if your website user gives you permission. If you have bought a website since 26 May 2011 this feature should come as standard, so ask your website designer if you think they haven’t complied with the law. Even worse, some website agencies are charging hundreds of pounds to their customers when it only takes a few minutes to do. Here is how:

WordPress

Add a Privacy And Terms anad Conditions Policy
At the top of the screen hover over ‘New’ and select Page. Type the word ‘Privacy’ into the box saying ‘Enter title here’. Click the ‘Visual’ tab and copy and paste our FREE terms and conditions into the main text box, and click ‘Publish’.

Install the Plugin
Log-in your administrator account for your website by typing /wp-admin/ after your domain name and logging in, and then go to the Dashboard. On the left hand side you will see an option called ‘Plugins’ – click it. At the top of the screen you will see ‘Add New’ – click this. You will then see search box. Type ‘Cookie Control’ into the search box and click ‘Search Plugins’. You will see a plug-in of the same name by ‘@sherred and Civic UK’. Click ‘Install Now’. Then Click ‘OK’ when the box pops up. You will then be redirected new page. Click ‘Activate Now’.

Configure the plug-in
On the bottom left-hand side of your screen will be a button called ‘Cookie Control’ – click on this. Scroll down the screen to where it says ‘Privacy Page.’ In this textbox type: /privacy/
Change the other settings as per your requirements – they are self-explanatory. Click on ‘Save Settings’ – you are now compliant with the EU law!

Other websites
It is impossible for us to advice you on how to fix all websites for those without technical skills, but here is what you can do if you are able to edit your website’s code and upload new files. Download this file (usually a ‘right-click’ and ‘save’ option). Upload it to the ‘root directory’ of your website. Add the follow code to your website’s template, or insert it in each page as appropriate.

<script type="text/javascript" src="/cookiewarning.js"></script>

Don’t forget to copy and paste our FREE terms and conditions to your website and edit them with your business details. When you have done this you’re compliant.

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