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The Web357 Cookies Policy plugin is now ready for the GDPR Compliance!

Cookies Policy Notification Bar - GDPR Ready!

After a few weeks of hard work, we are happy to announce the new improved version of Cookies Policy Notification bar for Joomla!. The new version is served with many new features and improvements based on the EU GDPR Compliance which will be implemented on ‎25 May 2018.

With the new version of Cookies Policy Notification bar for Joomla! we are ready to meet the requirements of the GDPR, the new data protection law coming into force on May 25, 2018. It affects European and non-European businesses using online advertising and measurement solutions when their sites and apps are accessed by users in the European Economic Area (EEA).

So what’s new in this major release:

28-APR-2018 : v3.3.0

  • + NEW FEATURE: GDPR Ready! Let the user to decide if accept or decline the cookies on the browser.
  • + NEW FEATURE: GDPR Compliance (25 May 2018) – Allow the user to reconsider (after acceptance), and give him the choice to delete the website cookies from his browser.
  • + NEW FEATURE: GDPR Rule – Functionality to record and store visitor consent (this record is not considered a personal data). We storing only the user IP Address and date/time of acceptance.
  • + NEW FEATURE: «Shortcode Functionality». You will be able to display a table with the accepted website cookies and give the opportunity to the user reconsider or delete the cookies from his browser. Example of shortcode: {cookiesinfo}.
  • + NEW PLUGIN: Ajax Technology. The user accepts and declines the cookie policy asynchronously using the Ajax technique.
  • # BUG Fixed: After accepting cookies policy there is an HTML error in the debug console. Extra “body>” tag found. Only one “body>” tag should exist per document.
  • # HTML code improvement: The tags ” and ” have be removed from the source code, after user accepting the cookies policy.
  • # The JRequest::getVar(‘example’) has been replaced with JFactory::getApplication()->input->get(‘example’), because it has been deprecated in the earlier release of Joomla 3.x.
  • # Code improvements because of coding standards.
  • # Minor bug fixes.
  • ^ The jQuery will not be loaded by default anymore, because of conflicts, mostly with other jQuery versions of the active Joomla template.
  • ^ New header for the heading “Custom Javascript code”, in the plugin settings.
  • ! The «Debug Mode» parameter has been removed. You can use the «Shortcode» functionality instead.
  • ! The «Always Display» parameter has been removed. You can use the «Block Cookies» parameter instead.
  • ! The «Display a message to the user if there are blocked cookies» parameter has been removed. You can use the «Shortcode» functionality instead.

You can see the full changelog here.

How it works? (Video)

Watch the video in full screen and choose the high definition at 720p (HD)



That’s all folks! 🙂

Any feedback would be much appreciated!

Hope you found this major release very useful and you will be happy with the new functionalities about EU GDPR Compliance.

Thank you very much.

Yiannis Christodoulou
Founder and Lead Web Developer at Web357

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