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Cookie Consent Manager for WordPress

Plug-ins for legally secure data protection

As one of the most popular CMS, WordPress ranks high on websites. Numerous company websites or shops are based on WordPress. Coordination with the provisions of the GDPR is all the more important. Precise specifications must be observed for the setting of cookies and tracking technologies in general. This balancing act between technology, design and legal requirements presents website operators with great difficulties. We show you that worries and problems are unfounded. Because we at Consentmanager deliver solutions that are simple, secure and integrative. Also for your website.

Cookie-Consent-Management und Cookie-Banner von consentmanager

WordPress as a content management system

  • As a content management system (CMS), WordPress is the world’s most popular solution. Globally, almost 40 percent of all online presences are based on the open-source CMS. The strengths of WordPress lie in its clear structure and fast implementation. Another advantage is the enormous variety of plug-ins. Diverse themes enable users to create a visually appealing website with a high level of user-friendliness in just a few steps.
    WordPress offers more than 50,000 different plugins in total. The mostly free extensions have a large variety of functions. They range from SEO (search engine optimization) plugins to cache plugins to load a website faster.

  • The widespread use of WordPress as a CMS means that many online service providers also offer extensions and plugins to link WordPress to their respective services.
    This is where we at Consentmanager come in. After all, solutions have to be sophisticated where it becomes legally tricky and design-technical programming skills are required. Our cookie consent plugin for WordPress is designed as a comprehensive GDPR extension. And contributes to the legally compliant appearance of your WordPress site.

We have already helped more than 25,000 websites to comply with GDPR, TTDSG & ePrivacy

Our clients include some of the biggest websites and best known brands in the world.

… and many more.

Cookie Consent for WordPress – why actually?

  • In principle, a website visitor’s voluntary and express consent to the processing of cookies in WordPress is required. The only exceptions to this are mandatory cookies , which are essential for the operation of the site.

  • The need for express consent (also known as consent) results from a decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Express consent can be implemented in practice with an opt-in option. This means that visitors are given the option of granting or rejecting consent to cookie processing directly during their visit.

  • This is usually done by displaying a small banner with a WordPress cookie notice. Here users can decide whether they give their consent or only allow the processing of certain, selected cookies in WordPress. The handling of such consent is called cookie consent.

  • Many portals, marketplaces and platforms already take care of cookie consent management ex works. However, if you run your own WordPress site, it is up to you to ensure the necessary and GDPR-compliant consent management.

  • The market offers plenty of solutions. Consentmanager provides cookie consent managers that dynamically take the different aspects into account. At Consent-Manager, we constantly consider design issues, multilingualism and foreign jurisdictions , for example in Brazil or Canada, and mark the specific added value compared to standard solutions on the plugin market.

Cookie Consent Management: standards and how it works

  • In principle, a website visitor’s voluntary and express consent to the processing of cookies in WordPress is required. The only exceptions to this are mandatory cookies , which are essential for the operation of the site.

  • The need for express consent (also known as consent) results from a decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Express consent can be implemented in practice with an opt-in option. This means that visitors are given the option of granting or rejecting consent to cookie processing directly during their visit.

  • This is usually done by displaying a small banner with a WordPress cookie notice. Here users can decide whether they give their consent or only allow the processing of certain, selected cookies in WordPress. The handling of such consent is called cookie consent.

  • Many portals, marketplaces and platforms already take care of cookie consent management ex works. However, if you run your own WordPress site, it is up to you to ensure the necessary and GDPR-compliant consent management.

  • The market offers plenty of solutions. Consentmanager provides cookie consent managers that dynamically take the different aspects into account. At Consent-Manager, we constantly consider design issues, multilingualism and foreign jurisdictions , for example in Brazil or Canada, and mark the specific added value compared to standard solutions on the plugin market.

Cookie Consent Manager for WordPress: Maximum transparency

A business WordPress site can hardly avoid recording cookies or storing data. Not only the essential cookies for the pure operation of the website, but also for the mostly indispensable advertising purposes, data must be collected constantly. When choosing a good consent manager, WordPress site operators should pay attention to certain performance characteristics and properties. Our cookie managers can be intuitively integrated into WordPress, so that consent management can be implemented without a great deal of technical experience. In addition to being easy to integrate, interfaces to other services used are also important. After copying the code for the cookie consent to your WordPress site, the blocking of cookies and other tracking tools will be done automatically. The cookie crawler also works automatically in the background.

your benefits

responsiveness

Responsive customization goes without saying these days. Customers access websites using different end devices with different display sizes and operating systems . The Consentmanager Cookie Banner always adapts responsively to the respective parameters. In this way, an optimal presentation of the content GDPR-compliant is possible. Regardless of whether access is via smartphone, tablet or desktop, the cookie banner can always contribute responsively to compliance with the GDPR.

Multilingual Capability

As more and more websites are internationally oriented , a multilingual consent solution is important. International customers also want to understand what cookies they are consenting to. The consentmanager cookie banner is therefore available in over 30 languages. This means that your website is linguistically equipped for GDPR, and well beyond.

Compatibility

A website builder relies on plugins and extensions. Other systems are often added via interfaces. This calls for extensive compatibility and interoperability. consentmanager, including various cookie banners, is compatible with a large number of common tag managers, shop systems and almost all Google products and ad servers.

Data protection for your customers

Protect your customers and build trust. By complying with all applicable data protection regulations such as the CCPA and GDPR, your visitors will feel comfortable and safe. This increases their time spent on your site and your conversion rate!

WordPress and the cookies: which data is processed?

  • There are basically three types of cookies in WordPress: user cookies, comment cookies and any third-party cookies.

    session cookies

    User or session cookies are used to store login and authentication data. Such cookies are stored for a period of 15 days by default. Here, the personal data is stored as encrypted and hashed information. When users are not actively logging into their WordPress site, session cookies are hardly ever used. They are only used by administrators when they update the WordPress site.

    Comment cookies

  • Comment cookies are always set as soon as users comment on a post in WordPress. Specifically, these are the three cookies comment_author_[hash] , comment_author_email_[hash] and Comment_author_url_[hash] . The cookies help to ensure that user information is stored in the comment function. Visitors then do not have to set their information again for each comment. This type of cookie lasts about a year. Then new ones are set.

    Third Party Cookies

    In addition, third-party cookies become relevant when using plugins and extensions. Here, the areas of application range from analysis tracking to e-commerce functionalities. Although WordPress itself only uses two core cookies, most WordPress sites and their plugins set far more cookies. It is confusing and hard to imagine knowing all the cookies exactly. This is another reason why a well thought-out system for legally compliant cookie management is important.

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frequently asked Questions

Not sure if you need a CMP?

To help you with things like GDPR, CMP and consent, we’ve rounded up the most common questions here.

Consent in the form of an opt-in is required by law as soon as a site uses cookies that go beyond the mere functionality of the site. As the operator, you must give users the option to object to the use of cookies before they are created. Otherwise you will be legally vulnerable.

The use of essential cookies for the operation of the website is also possible without consent. An opt-in procedure is mandatory for other cookies. Before the cookies can be used, users must have expressly consented to this. After consent, cookies may be set legally.

In addition to the WordPress cookie notice, the banner provides your visitors with several consent options. Without consent to the use of cookies, no corresponding data can be collected or transmitted. The only exception are the essential cookies, which are absolutely necessary for the operation of the website.

A cookie consent solution is software that displays a banner for your visitors to consent to the use and processing of cookies. As soon as a user reaches the website, he sees this request in the form of the consent banner. The actual content of the website will only be displayed after the declaration or refusal of consent. It is an opt-in procedure, which is required under the GDPR and the ECJ ruling.

Please note that we cannot provide legal advice. Some points of this FAQ may also change over time or be interpreted differently by courts. That’s why you should always consult your lawyer!