This not only going to apply for big online companies. Even small eCommerce or bloggers may need to give consent to the public about the information that they collect and store. This may be cookies consent or an email subscriber consent or any kind form through which someone collects in an online business.
If you are a blogger if it highly advisable to give cookie consent to the visitors. According to Europian Union(EU), it is mandatory for an online business to give consent for the information you collect and store through websites.
Interestingly, WordPress is the best blogging platform to easily add a cookie consent for the visitors using a plugin. There are many such cookie consent plugins available for free installation. I have listed some of my favorite and best plugins.
Jetpack is my favorite one as it has many functions. Using jetpack plugin you can add EU cookie consent with just a drag and drop widget. Install the plugin and go the dashboard and then go to the widgets. Just drop the jetpack eu cookies policy widget and all is done. Other functions of jetpack plugin are to automatic social media publicize, social share, analytics, infinite scrolling, minimizing of pages and images sizes.
Cookie Consent is one of the simplest and most popular cookie notification plugins out there. It’s been actively developed and supported since 2012 and has over 100 5 star reviews. One of the most popular aspects of the plugin is its simplicity of use – simply install and activate the plugin to automatically add the cookie consent notification bar. There is no need to configure it.
EU Cookie Law is a light, elegant and powerful solution that allows your website to comply the European cookie law by informing users that your site has cookies, with a popup for more information and option to lock scripts before acceptance.
This plugin supports multi-language installations with the polylang-plugin from Chouby or WPML-plugin from wpml.org. It has a wide array of settings for controlling the style and contents.