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Does my site need to inform users about EU cookie law? WordPress

I have built a site for a charity and we're in the UK. Taking into account the new EU cookie law, how can I know if any of the plugins I have used have cookies in them? Also, can anyone recommend a good cookie plugin if I need to display this? Thanks!

Answers (3)

2015-08-06

Leslie Bogaerts answers:

If you're using something to track visitors, you're using cookies. If you're allowing people to sign up as subscribers to follow along, you're using cookies. Honestly, it only takes a few seconds to install a plugin to make sure that you're following the rules, why not do it anyway?

2015-08-06

Dbranes answers:

I don't live in the UK, but from:

[[LINK href="http://www.cookielaw.org/the-cookie-law/"]]http://www.cookielaw.org/the-cookie-law/[[/LINK]]

we can read this:

<blockquote>All websites owned in the EU or targeted towards EU citizens, are now expected to comply with the law.</blockquote>


Dbranes comments:

You should be able to check what cookies comes from your site, within your browser. There exists browser addons to assist with that.


Dbranes comments:

[[LINK href="http://www.cookie-checker.com/"]]This[[/LINK]] seems to be handy online cookie checker (I'm not affiliated to that service)

2015-08-06

rochester answers:

Hi there!

Wp uses cookies as soon as you enter any wp site. So yes, it's good to use a plugin to be cookie-law compliant.

A good one: https://wordpress.org/plugins/cookie-law-info/
And more options here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/cookie-law

Kind Regards,
-Roch