Cookie Consent – a free solution to the EU cookie law

What is the law?

From May 2011 a new privacy law came into effect across the EU. The law requires that websites ask visitors for consent to use most web cookies.

Nearly all websites use cookies, which are an extremely common technology for remembering anything about a visitor between webpages. Cookies are commonly used for login, remembering preferences, tracking visitors and more.

The new law is intended to help protect people’s privacy.

Cookie Consent is a free solution to the EU cookie law.

Cookie Consent

How does it work?

When a visitor browses to a website with the Cookie Consent plugin installed for the first time, they are shown a banner asking for their consent to cookies (see demo). The banner explains which cookies the website intends to set, and gives the visitor the option to consent or to deny each type of cookie. As well as being able to consent to cookies for the website they visited, the banner allows the visitor to consent to cookies for all websites which use the Cookie Consent plugin.

If the visitor chooses to set preferences for all sites, we set third party cookies on our domain (cookieconsent.silktide.com) to remembers their choices. This cookies are completely anonymous, non-trackable, and are only used to remember the visitors preferences.

Each time a visitor browses to a website with the Cookie Consent plugin installed, the plugin checks to see if they have set preferences for all sites. If so, it doesn’t need to show the banner and the website already knows which sorts of cookies it is allowed to set.

Cookie Consent – a free solution to the EU cookie law.

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