GDPR Cookie Compliance


GDPR Cookie Compliance can assist you with GDPR, PIPEDA, CCPA, LGPD, AAP, cookie law and consent notice requirements on your website.

Key Features

  • Give your users full control over cookies stored on their computer, including the ability for users to revoke their consent.
  • Fully customisable – upload your own logo, colours, fonts
  • Fully editable – change all text
  • Set the position of the Cookie Consent Banner: at the top or bottom of your pages
  • Flexible – decide which scripts will be loaded by default or only when the user gives consent
  • Includes both ‘Accept’ and ‘Reject’ buttons
  • Consent expiration settings
  • Includes link to Privacy Policy page
  • Simple, beautiful & intuitive user interface
  • Choose from two unique layouts
  • Sleek animations to enhance the user experience
  • Mobile responsive design
  • SEO friendly
  • Optimised for WCAG/ADA compliance
  • WPML, QTranslate, WP Multilang and Polylang compatible, .pot file for translations included
  • CDN Base URL supported
  • Supports all major caching servers and plugins
  • Available in 11 languages

The plugin is especially useful in preparing your site for the following cookie law, data protection and privacy regulations:
* GDPR: The General Data Protection Regulation (European Union)
* PIPEDA: The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada)
* CCPA: The California Consumer Privacy Act (California, United States)
* AAP: Australia’s Privacy Principles (Australia)
* LGPD: The Brazilian General Data Protection Law (Brazil)
* DSGVO, CNIL, PECR, DPA and other cookie law, data and privacy regulations

Premium Features Available

  • Cookie wall / Full-screen layout – if enabled, the Cookie Consent Banner will be display in a full screen mode, and force users to either accept or reject cookies before they can see your content
  • Export & import settings – transfer your custom settings between sites with ease
  • WordPress Multisite extension – you can manage the plugin settings globally, and clone them from one site to another within your multi-site setup
  • Accept on Scroll / Hide timer – allow users to accept cookies by scrolling down the page OR by setting a timer (ie. Hide banner after 5 seconds)
  • Renew Consent – ask users to renew their consent if there is a change in privacy or cookie policy on your site
  • Geo-location – if enabled, the Cookie Consent Banner will only be shown to visitors from the European Union or selected countries (ie. Canada, United States etc.)
  • iFrame Blocker – blocks users from viewing 3rd party resources (such as Youtube) until they accept cookies
  • Premium Shortcodes that can be added to your ‘Privacy & Cookie Policy’ and allow your users to manage their consent with ease.
  • Hide Cookie Banner allows you to hide the Cookie Notice Banner on selected pages
  • Cookie Declaration allows you to manually declare the exact type of cookies that your site uses, including the cookie name, provider, purpose and expiration
  • Consent Log – gives you the ability to store user consent information in the event that you need to prove that consent was given.
  • Analytics – stats and charts showing you how many users accepted your cookies (all anonymous)
  • Local Data Storage – all user data is stored locally on your website only (ie. Consent log, Analytics features) – we do not collect or store any of your user data on our servers
  • Fast Premium Support from our friendly team
  • 12 months of premium updates included

Buy GDPR Premium Add-on here

Demo Video

You can view a demo of the plugin here:

Live Examples

  • You can choose to setup our GDPR plugin in any way that you like.
  • We have created the plugin with as much flexibility as possible as organisations interpret the Cookie Law and Cookie Consent Policy differently.
  • A few examples of how you can setup our plugin in various ways are below:

No cookies are stored on users’ computers until the user accepts cookies:
Example 1

The ‘Full-Screen Cookie Wall’ option is used, cookies are accepted by default but the user has the option to turn them off:
Example 2

Cookies are accepted by default but the user has the option to turn them off:
Example 3

Cookie Consent Banner is displayed at the top of the page. Cookies are also accepted automatically just by scrolling down the page:
Example 4

There are many other settings available that you can use to create your own unique Cookie Consent Banner and satisfy the Cookie Compliance Law – our plugin is very flexible.

Custom Layout

  • You can also create your own custom front-end layout.
  • Simply copy the “gdpr-modules” folder from the plugin directory to your theme directory.
  • If you do this, your changes will be retained even if you update the plugin in future.
  • Any customisation should be implemented by experienced developers only.




  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Front-end - Privacy Overview
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Front-end - Strictly Necessary Cookies
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Front-end - 3rd Party Cookies
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Front-end - Additional Cookies
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Front-end - Cookie Policy
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Front-end - One Page Layout
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Front-end - Cookie Consent Banner
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Front-end - Full-Screen Mode [Premium]
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Front-end - Full-Screen Mode - Cookie Settings [Premium]
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Front-end - Cookie Declaration - One Page Layout [Premium]
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Front-end - Cookie Declaration - Tabs Layout [Premium]
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Branding
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Language Notice
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Cookie Notice Banner Settings
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Floating Button
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - General Settings
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Privacy Overview
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Strictly Necessary Cookies
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - 3rd Party Cookies (GA Example Head)
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Additional Cookies (GTM Example Head)
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Additional Cookies (GTM Example Body)
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Cookie Policy
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Help - FAQ
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Help - Hooks & Filters
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Video Tutorial
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Licence Manager
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Export/Import Settings [Premium]
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Multisite Settings [Premium]
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Accept on Scroll / Hide timer [Premium]
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Full-Screen / Cookiewall [Premium]
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Analytics [Premium]
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Geo Location [Premium]
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Hide Cookie Notice Banner on Selected Posts / Pages [Premium]
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Iframe Blocker / Pages [Premium]
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Cookie Declaration [Premium]
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Consent Log [Premium]
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Renew Consent [Premium]
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Admin - Language Specific Scripts [Premium]
  • GDPR Cookie Compliance - Front-end - Cookie Shortcode [Premium]


  1. Upload the plugin files to the plugins directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin on the \’Plugins\’ screen in WordPress.
  3. You can adjust all settings in the “GDPR Cookie Compliance” main menu link.
  4. You can link directly to the Cookie Settings Screen on your website using the following: /#gdpr_cookie_modal
  5. WPML, QTranslate, WP Multilang and Polylang is supported: once you switch the language in your CMS, you can translate all text in our plugin too.
  6. You can find list of all pre-defined hooks here:
  7. You can buy the Premium Add-on with additional features here


How do I setup your plugin?

  • You can setup the plugin in the WordPress CMS main menu (on the left-hand side) -> GDPR Cookie Compliance.

How can I link to the Cookie Settings Screen?

You can use the following link to display the Cookie Settings Screen window:

[Relative Path – RECOMMENDED]

[Absolute Path]

The scripts added to the plugin settings are not visible in the page source code.

  • Our plugin loads scripts using JavaScript, which is why you cannot find them when viewing the source code of the page.
  • To view the scripts, you can use the Developer Console in Chrome browser (Inspect Element feature).

What are “Strictly Necessary Cookies”?

  • The “Strictly Necessary Cookies”, sometimes called Essential Cookies, are cookies that are necessary for your site to function properly.
  • For example, we use Strictly Necessary Cookies to save information about which cookies the user consented to.
  • We are not storing any sensitive or personal data there, the cookie file contains only one of the following strings:

Disabled state: strictly: 1, thirdparty: 0, advanced: 0
Enabled state: strictly: 1, thirdparty: 1, advanced: 1

Once I add scripts to this plugin, should I delete them from the website’s code?

Yes. Once you setup the plugin, you should delete the scripts you uploaded to the plugin from your website’s code to ensure that your scripts are not loaded twice.

Can I use custom code or hooks with your plugin?

  • Yes, we have implemented hooks that allow you to implement custom code snippets.
  • You will find the list of popular hooks in the plugin setttings: CMS > GDPR Cookie Compliance > Help, Hooks, Filters & Shortcodes
  • You can also find the list of all pre-defined advanced hooks here:

Does the plugin support subdomains?

  • Unfortunately not, subdomains are treated as separate domains by browsers and the plugin is unable to alter cookies stored by another domain.
  • If your multisite setup uses subdomain version, each subsite will be recognised as a separate domain by browsers and will create separate cookies for each subdomain.

Does this plugin block all cookies?

This plugin only restricts cookies for scripts that you have setup in the Settings. If you want to block all cookies, you have to add all scripts that use cookies into the Settings of this plugin.

What information does the Consent Log store and where is it stored?

The Consent Log features stores all data in your WordPress website’s database.
The data stored includes: Consent Date, User’s IP address, Cookies Accepted and User Email (for logged-in users)
You can see the preview of Consent Log here: Consent Log here:

Does this plugin guarantee that I will comply with data protection laws?

This plugin is just a template and needs to be setup correctly in order to work properly.

Do you provide support?

Yes, we’re always happy to help our users and provide fast support.
Our official support channel is located here

What is GDPR?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European regulation to strengthen and unify the data protection of EU citizens.

What is PIPEDA?

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is the federal privacy law for private-sector organisations in Canada.

What is CCPA?

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a bill intended to enhance privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of California, United States.

What is AAP?

Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) establish standards for the collection and handling of personal information.

What is LGPD?

The Brazilian General Data Protection Law (“Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados” or “LGPD”) is a new legal framework for the use of personal data processed on or related to individuals in Brazil, regardless of where the data processor is located.


August 6, 2020
You have 3 sections in the plugin: - strict - thirdparty - advanced Within thirdparty and advance you can place code to enable cookies. If the user accept this section the code is placing the cookies. The problme is, that the pluggin owner feel responsible to place the code and has less focus on the cookies. If the user is rejecting the thirdparrt cookies for example the plugin deletes all all cookies, means also th advanced and all th other essential onse which are set outside the plugin. The reason they told me that they do nt know which cookies are set and they only have the possibility to delete all. Thie othhe thing is that with the Google Analytics cookies everything is working, but I use Matomo Aanalytics, this cookies will not be deleted in Firefox and the plugin developer did not found a solution on this. The point that the plugin also deletes essential cookies is a bracking point for me. The answer from the support was: "Please use another plugin" 🙁
August 3, 2020
The Good: The plugin does everything it claims and more. The integration is smooth, the backend is easy to navigate, and the finished product looks clean and minimalistic. *I pause here to stress the following is not meant to reflect negatively on this plugin.* The Bad: It is simply a reality for any GDPR plugin--they can only do so much. If you are serious about GDPR compliance, you will still have to hunt down the offending scripts buried deep in your code. No plugin can do this for you, you must tell it what to defer because the plugin only knows what you tell it. In some cases, it may be hard to access and remove all the scripts that fall under the GDPR umbrella. A good place to start is Cookiebot, where you can submit your root URL to get a comprehensive listing of all cookies on your site, free of charge, and complete with categories. Trust me, there are going to be some cookies you didn't even know existed on your site. Good luck!
July 15, 2020
I've been using this on my website [link removed] and cannot rate it any higher. It allows me to ensure that my website is GDPR compliant.
June 18, 2020
The developers of this plugin answer your questions and solve the problems you present to them. Thank you very much!
June 16, 2020
Estuve años usando uno en concreto muy simple, este me entrega simpleza y más opciones de configuración y diseño. 5 estrellas merecidas por el buen trabajo.
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Contributors & Developers

“GDPR Cookie Compliance” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“GDPR Cookie Compliance” has been translated into 11 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “GDPR Cookie Compliance” into your language.

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4.2.8: August 25, 2020

  • WordPress plugins API request improved
  • Enable all button fixed
  • Safari mobile CSS fix
  • JS improvements

4.2.7: August 10, 2020

  • Settings button fixed

4.2.6: August 5, 2020

  • WCAG/ADA improvements
  • Bugfixes

4.2.5: July 28, 2020

  • Empty cookie name warning fixed
  • Legacy option support fixed
  • Licence manager error handling improved

4.2.4: June 24, 2020

  • Improved GDPR custom table for get_option and update_option

4.2.3: June 15, 2020

  • Cookie cleaner feature improved

4.2.2: June 8, 2020

  • Added close button option to Cookie Banner
  • Help section extended
  • Fixed Privacy title in module
  • POT file updated

4.2.1: June 1, 2020

  • Reject button CSS fix

4.2.0: May 29, 2020

  • Default script inject improved
  • Reject button style updated
  • Bugfixes

4.1.9: April 22, 2020

  • WordPress 5.4 compatibility
  • JavaScript fixes
  • Added hook to prevent Lity / main assets enqueue

4.1.8: March 19, 2020

  • Cookie Settings screen keyboard accessibility improved
  • Updated plugin screenshots

4.1.7: March 13, 2020

  • CSS improvements
  • Removed unused fonts
  • JavaScript improvements
  • .pot file extended with new strings

4.1.6: February 28, 2020

  • Static script injection implemented
  • CSS fixes
  • JavaScript improvements
  • Lity updated

4.1.5: February 5, 2020

  • SameSite=Lax cookie attribute added for Google Chrome 80 compliance
  • New hook added for advanced users who would like to switch to SameSite=None; Secure (or some other attribute)

4.1.4: January 22, 2020

  • Admin URL fixed across plugin

4.1.3: January 15th, 2020

  • Inline style fix

4.1.2: January 8th, 2020

  • Fixed database issue on MultiSite
  • CSS fixes

4.1.1: December 23th, 2019

  • Licence manager curl replaced to wp_remote_get

4.1.0: December 23th, 2019

  • Plugin updater removed
  • Improved admin enqueue scripts

4.0.3: December 23th, 2019

  • Fixed settings reset function

4.0.2: December 16th, 2019

  • Improved “Save changes” & “Enable all” button functionality
  • Code mirror css fixed

4.0.1: December 4th, 2019

  • Mobile CSS issues fixed
  • Removed unused fonts

4.0.0: December 3rd, 2019

  • Major update: all plugin settings are now saved into a separate database table instead of using default WordPress options table
  • Added Consent Expiration controls
  • Bugfixes

3.2.1: November 25th, 2019

  • Floating button options extended
  • CSS fixes
  • Font family conflicts fixed
  • Advanced cookies save alert fixed
  • Branding options extended with button style

3.2.0: November 13th, 2019

  • Improved code quality
  • Security & Sanitize functions extended
  • Added reset settings button
  • Bugfixes

3.1.1: November 1st, 2019

  • Minor CSS fixes
  • Forum links updated

3.1.0: October 18th, 2019

  • Added hook to prevent loading the Lity lightbox assets by JavaScript

3.0.4: October 16th, 2019

  • Fixed z-index problem in Divi theme

3.0.3: October 14th, 2019

  • Javascript variable fixed

3.0.2: October 14th, 2019

  • Caching plugin conflicts handled

3.0.1: September 30th, 2019

  • Fixed missing method issue.

3.0.0: September 27th, 2019

  • Licence manager implemented
  • Improved admin layout
  • Bugfixes

2.1.6: August 9th, 2019

  • CodeMirror error handling

2.1.5: August 7th, 2019

  • CodeMirror sections improved

2.1.4: August 7th, 2019

  • Fixed print styles
  • Minor bugfixes

2.1.3: July 11th, 2019

  • Admin text and widget updates
  • Minor CSS fixes
  • Bugfixes

2.1.2: June 24th, 2019

  • Minor CSS fixes, updated class names
  • Bugfixes

2.1.1: June 10th, 2019

  • Minor CSS fixes
  • Removed unnecessary nofollow attributes

2.1.0: May 13th, 2019

  • Fixed icon color conflicts
  • CSS fixes
  • Bugfixes
  • Replaced h3 title tags

2.0.8: April 18th, 2019

  • Improved compatibility with translation plugins
  • Notice for sites with multi-language setup
  • CodeMirror css fixes
  • Bugfixes

2.0.7: April 8th, 2019

  • Accessibility issues fixed

2.0.6: March 19th, 2019

  • JavaScript functions improved
  • Bugfixes

2.0.5: March 18th, 2019

  • GDPR settings position updated

2.0.4: March 13th, 2019

  • Extended plugin listing with stars
  • Bugfixes

2.0.3: March 1st, 2019

  • Color picker conflict fixed

2.0.2: February 28th, 2019

  • Fixed PHP notices

2.0.1: February 19th, 2019

  • Added support to WP Multilang plugin

2.0.0: February 19th, 2019

  • Significant improvements to the plugin settings and content upload workflow
  • Added CodeMirror library for easier JavaScript editing
  • Added Help section to the settings that lists useful shortcodes and hooks


  • Fixed show cookie consent banner function


  • Added CDN Base URL support to load Lity from CDN
  • Support added to use the Privacy page from Options
  • Removed save cookie function from popup close action


  • Bugfixes
  • Updated plugin premium box


  • Updated plugin premium box


  • Fixed text domain loading


  • Updated plugin premium box


  • PHP Cookie checker implemented
  • PHP function to check Strictly Necessary Cookies: “gdpr_cookie_is_accepted( ‘strict’ )”
  • PHP function to check 3rd Party Cookies: “gdpr_cookie_is_accepted( ‘thirdparty’ )”
  • PHP function to check Advanced Cookies: “gdpr_cookie_is_accepted( ‘advanced’ )”
  • Force reload hook added “add_action( ‘gdpr_force_reload’, ‘__return_true’ )”
  • Fixed layout issues in old Safari


  • Added hook to force reload page on accept


  • Javascript code improvements
  • Bugfixes


  • Javascript console warning removed


  • Bugfixes


  • IE11 floating issue fixed


  • Improved admin-ajax.php loading by transient
  • Fixed checkbox labels by WCAG 2.0
  • Added ‘gdpr-infobar-visible’ class to the body if the Cookie Consent Banner is visible


  • Fixed modules view


  • Fixed default logo 404 issue
  • Fixed floating button positioning
  • Modal close & floating button conflict resolved
  • Duplicate script injection fixed
  • Child theme support added to modules view


  • Improved admin screen with premium, donate, support boxes.
  • Fixed missing logo issue
  • Undefined variable issue fixed
  • Bugfixes


  • Fixed “Third party tab” turn off option


  • Fixed closing comment issue
  • Fixed missing stylesheet bug


  • Created ‘gdpr-modules’ folder, including html sections (this could be added to the main theme folder and is customisable)
  • Removed !important tags
  • Removed font loaded by css if a custom font is selected
  • Translations added: Romanian, German, French
  • Translation slug updated, allowing users to upload translations to repository


  • Fixed floating button conflict
  • Force reload removed on cookie acceptance
  • Console warnings fixed


  • Significant improvement to the plugin settings and content upload workflow
  • Cookie bar features were extended
  • Improved cookie removal function
  • Bugfixes


  • Fixed php EOL errors
  • Fixed visual glitches
  • Scripts injected to the first page if the checkboxes are always turned on
  • Improved cookie removal function
  • Added alt tag to logo
  • Setting field created to replace font
  • One page layout improvements
  • Added option to enable cookies by default
  • Ability to display change the position of the Cookie Consent Banner (bottom or top)
  • Added donation box


  • Fixed missing ttf font files
  • Fixed checkbox visibility
  • Added forceGet to location.reload
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Popup open / close improvements


  • Lightbox loaded from local server
  • Google fonts loaded from local, @import removed
  • Improved functions to remove cookies
  • Bugfixes


  • Added One Page layout
  • Extended strictly necessary cookies functionality
  • the_content conflicts resolved
  • Bugfixes


  • Admin colour picker fixed


  • Third party script jump fixed
  • Added new warning message if the strictly necessary cookies are not enabled but the user tried to enable other cookies
  • Updated admin colour picker
  • Qtranslate X support
  • Bugfixes


  • Fixed Lity conflict
  • Added “postscribe” library


  • Fixed php method declarations and access
  • Bugfixes


  • Moved modal content to wp_footer


  • Extended scripts sections with fields to add “” and to “”
  • Editable label for “Powered by” text
  • Added radio buttons to change the logo position (left, center, right)
  • Colour pickers added to customise the floating button
  • Fixed Cookie Consent Banner WYSIWYG editor, links are allowed


  • Fixed .pot file.
  • Added WPML support.
  • Fixed Strictly Necessary tab content.
  • Fixed conflicts inside the WYSIWYG editor.


  • Fixed button conflicts.
  • Fixed validation for the scripts in tabs.


  • Initial release of the plugin.