Cookie Consent popup

The EU Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that protects consumers by making sure they're aware of how information about them is collected and used online, and by giving consumers a choice to allow (or disallow) the collection of personal data by each site they use. It requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information entered via a computer, smartphone or tablet.

Consent is usually achieved via an automatic pop-up that appears over site content, informing users of how their personal information will or will not be saved and used on that site. Users can click through a consent confirmation to indicate that they want to continue using the site.

Such a popup can be displayed automatically for all site users by adding a snippet of third-party code to each Theme in use on your site.

Cookie Consent

Many Finalsite clients have had success using Cookie Consent by Termly. Here are step-by-step instructions on creating a Termly account and applying the banner to your site.

Step 1: Creating a Termly Account

  1. Visit the Termly Website: Go to Termly's website.
  2. Sign Up: Click on the “Try for Free” or “Sign Up” button.
  3. Choose a Plan: Select a plan that suits your needs. Termly offers both free and paid plans with varying features.
  4. Fill in Details: Provide necessary information such as email, password, and website details.

Step 2: Setting Up the Cookie Consent Banner

  1. Log In to Termly: Use your credentials to log in to your Termly account.
  2. Navigate to Cookie Consent: Find the cookie consent option in the dashboard.
  3. Customize the Banner:
    • Design: Choose from various templates and customize colors, fonts, and styles to match your website.
    • Text: Edit the default text to explain your cookie policy clearly. Include options for accepting, rejecting, and customizing cookie preferences.
    • Behavior: Decide when and where the banner should appear (e.g., on page load, only for new users).
  4. Cookie Settings: Configure cookie categories and descriptions. Termly provides a list of common cookies and their purposes, which you can customize.

Step 3: Implementing the Banner on Your Website

  1. Log into Composer and open the Domain settings.
  2. Paste this code within the Robots.txt field, under SEO in domain settings
    User-agent: TermlyBot
    Allow: /

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  3. Generate Code (in Termly): After customizing the banner, Termly will generate a script code.
  4. Copy the Code: Copy the provided code snippet.
  5. Insert Code into the Priority Scripts field:Markup 2024-06-25 at 15.54.00.png
  6. Test the Banner: Open your website in a browser to ensure the banner appears and functions correctly. Please test in a private Incognito window to ensure no cookies are being cached.


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