This plugin enables you to comply with the UK and EU law on cookies.
This WordPress plugin simplifies the implementation and customisation process of Cookie Control by Civic UK.
There are several license types available, including:
Community edition – Provides all of the core functionality of Cookie Control, and is of course GDPR compliant. You can use it to test Cookie Control, or if you don’t require any of its pro features.
Pro edition – Includes all of the pro features for use on a single website, priority support and updates during your subscription.
Multisite Pro Edition – Offers all of the pro features for use on up to ten websites, priority support and updates during your subscription.
Pro edition and Multisite Pro Edition support IAB (TCF v1.1).
To find out more about Cookie Control please visit Civic’s Cookie Control home page.
You will need to obtain an API KEY from Civic UK in order to use this plugin.
Cookie Control is simply a mechanism to enable you to comply with UK and EU law on cookies. You need to determine which elements of your website are using cookies (this can be done via a Cookie Audit, and ensure they are connected to Cookie Control.
If you are using the free version your API key relates to a specific host domain.
So www.mydomain.org might work, but mydomain.org (without the www) might not.
Be sure that you enter the correct host domain when registering for your API key.
The recommended way of avoiding this problem is to create a 301 redirect so all requests to mydomain.org get forwarded to www.mydomain.org
This may have SEO benefits too as it makes it very clear to search engines which is the canonical (one true) domain.
Only if the only cookies your site uses are the Google Analytics ones.
It is your responsibility as a webmaster to know what cookies your site sets, what they do and when they expire. If you don’t you may need to consult whoever put your site together.
Support for Cookie Control is available via the forum: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/cookiecontrol or open a support ticket in Support
Users with plugin versions prior to 1.10 (downloaded directly from civicuk.com website) should backup their data, delete the older plugin version and download the latest version from
Wordpress repository. Your data will remain intact, however you will have to re assign the third party cookies inside each cookie category and then save your settings. Users with version prior to 1.6 should review all settings and select values for newly created configuration options.