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How to Add a Cookie Policy to WordPress

This guide will walk you through how you can generate and add a cookie policy page on your WordPress website. A cookie policy is a document that provides detailed disclosure about the types of cookies used on a website and their purposes. It will help your website stay compliant with privacy laws like the GDPR and ePrivacy Directive.

To begin with, Sign up on CookieYes for free

Note: After you sign up, you will be directed to the installation screens. You can install the cookie banner to get GDPR compliant for your use of cookies. If you want to create a cookie policy first, then skip the installation and proceed to the app dashboard.

Video Tutorial: Cookie Policy for WordPress Website

You can also follow the step-by-step instructions given below to easily add a cookie policy to your WordPress website.

How to generate a cookie policy for WordPress website

Step 1. From your app’s navigation bar, click on More and select Cookie Policy Generator.

Step 2. You can edit the Heading under the ‘Types of Cookies’ section. The setting to Show ‘Cookie audit table’ is enabled by default. This will add a detailed cookie list to your policy. Now, click Save & Proceed.

Step 3. In this section, you can edit details including the Heading, Description and Effective date of your cookie policy. 

Note: The ‘Revisit consent widget’ is a widget that will enable your website visitors to manage their cookie preferences. You can remove the code in the field if you don’t want a widget to be displayed.

Step 4. Now click Generate to see your final cookie policy.

Step 5. You can see your Cookie Policy (Preview). Select Copy text or Copy html to copy the cookie policy.

Note: Your cookie audit table will be visible in your cookie policy after you paste the copied HTML code on your website.

You can go ahead and paste the HTML or text on a new cookie policy page or add it as a section within your privacy policy page.

Your cookie policy will now be auto-updated every time you scan your website on CookieYes.

GDPR Compliance

To be GDPR compliant for your use of cookies, you should install a cookie banner on your website and obtain consent before deploying cookies on your visitor’s devices.

To install the banner, from the top navigation bar, click on More > Site Settings > Installation Code > Copy code

Refer: How to add cookie banner on WordPress

How to add a cookie policy page on WordPress website

Step 1. Head to your WordPress account and open your site’s Dashboard.

Step 2. Select Pages from the side panel and click Add New.

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Step 3. On the new page, head to the Options menu on the right-hand side of the screen and click Code editor.

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Step 4. Next, paste in the HTML you copied, then click ‘Save draft’.

Step 5. Check Preview to see the page and then click on Publish.

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Your cookie policy page will be live on your WordPress website. You can then link your cookie policy to your website footer or link it within your cookie banner.

If you are facing issues with the Cookie Policy Generator, then contact technical support