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Cookies Policy Notification Bar

Get familiar with the basic setup and structure of "Cookies Policy Notification Bar".

First of all, make sure you always download the latest version (currently version is 3.6.2).
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Installation

How to Install

  1. Download the file "pkg_cookiespolicynotificationbar_v3.6.2.zip" from Download Area.
  2. Login to the backend of your Joomla! 3.x website and navigate to Extensions > Extension Manager.
  3. Choose to upload the zip file "pkg_cookiespolicynotificationbar_v3.6.2.zip" and the "Cookies Policy Notification Bar" package will be installed and ready for your website to use.
  4. Navigate to Extensions > Plugin Manager and activate the plugin "Cookies Policy Notification Bar".

Upgrade

To update from a version to a bigger version, all you need to do is just upload the new package over the previous one. There is no need to uninstall it first as you will lose all your parameters. Just install on top.

Requirements

In order for "Cookies Policy Notification Bar" to function as intended, you need to have Joomla! 2.5 or 3.x installed (preferably the latest version in each major release) and working properly on the right server environment as noted in Joomla! technical requirements here.

Important: We can only provide support for setups that:

  • meet the Joomla! technical requirements.
  • do not have extension files or Joomla! core files which have been altered in any way.

We can't guarantee that this extension will work with any 3rd party extension, but it usually works if extension is using standard Joomla! HTML.

Demo & Screenshots

Live Demo

See a live demo of "Cookies Policy Notification Bar" in action here: https://demo.web357.com/joomla/browse/cookies-policy-notification-bar.

Screenshots

Base Settings

Base Settings

Texts for Languages

Texts for Languages

Styling (Defaults)

Styling (Defaults)

Styling (Text)

Styling (Text)

Styling (Buttons)

Styling (Buttons)

Cookies Manager (Modal Window)

Cookies Manager (Modal Window)

Advanced Settings (Block Cookies)

Advanced Settings (Block Cookies)

Block Cookies by Blocking their Javascript Code

Block Cookies by Blocking their Javascript Code

Categories of Cookies

Categories of Cookies

Cookie Descriptions for the Shortcode Functionality (html table)

Cookie Descriptions for the Shortcode Functionality (html table)

Shortcode Functionality (Let the user reconsider)

Shortcode Functionality (Let the user reconsider)

Store Acceptance  Declined logs into the Database

Store Acceptance Declined logs into the Database

Cookie Expiration Time

Cookie Expiration Time

Advanced Settings (Include or Exclude plugin from pages)

Advanced Settings (Include or Exclude plugin from pages)

Advanced Settings (Tools for Debuggers)

Advanced Settings (Tools for Debuggers)

Easily Import-Export the Plugin Settings

Easily Import-Export the Plugin Settings

Demo (the notification bar with the message and buttons)

Demo (the notification bar with the message and buttons)

Demo (the Cookies Manager in a modal window)

Demo (the Cookies Manager in a modal window)

Demo (the Cookies Manager in a modal window after user clicks on the cookies manager icon)

Demo (the Cookies Manager in a modal window after user clicks on the cookies manager icon)

Demo (the modal window with information about the cookies policy)

Demo (the modal window with information about the cookies policy)

Features

Basic Features


  • Cookies Manager (Functionality) (This parameter allows the users to accept or decline specific categories of cookies. They have the full control of cookies now, and they can change their cookies preferences anytime.) [NEW FEATURE in v3.5.0]
  • Block Cookies Functionality (The cookies are disabled, till the User clicks on the "Accept Cookies Policy" button)
  • GDPR Ready! Let the user to decide if accept or decline the cookies on the browser. [NEW FEATURE in v3.3.0]
  • GDPR Compliance! Allow the user to reconsider (after acceptance), and give him the choice to delete the cookies from his browser. [NEW FEATURE in v3.3.0]
  • Store User's consent into the Database (Functionality to record and store visitor's consent (this record is not considered a personal data). We storing only the user IP Address and the date/time of acceptance. GDPR Rules!) [NEW FEATURE in v3.3.0]
  • 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 FEATURE in v3.3.0]
  • 3 Options for the 'More Info' button (You will be able to choose the action of the 'More Info' button. Options are, 1) Custom link, 2) Link to a menu item, 3) Modal window with your Custom Text.) [NEW FEATURE in v3.2.0]
  • Multilingual Support (You can manage the message on the notification bar, the text buttons, the confirmation alerts, and other text-strings for each of your active languages.)
  • Cookie Expiration Time (Set the time that the cookie expires. If you enter 365 will set the cookie to expire in 365 days. If set to 0, the cookie will expire at the end of the session (when the browser closes)
  • 7 Styling Positions (Top, Bottom Center, Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Left and Bottom Right)
  • Duration (The duration of the message (in seconds). After this time, the notification bar will disappear)
  • Animate Duration (The duration of the animation will run (in milliseconds). Default is 2000.)
  • Limit (The limit of how many times, the notification bar, will display if the visitor does not click on the button)
  • Message (The Message in notification bar. HTML allowed)
  • Font Color (The Font Color. Example: #fff or #ff0000 or green etc.)
  • Link Color (The Font Color. Example: #ccc or #f2f2f9 or red, blue, black etc.)
  • Font Size (The Font Size. Default is 13px.)
  • Background Opacity (The Background Opacity of notification bar)
  • Background Color (The Background Color. Example: #000)
  • Styling for all buttons (Set the font and the background color of each button, for the default or for the on-mouse-hover action)
  • Custom CSS (Enter your custom css code)
  • Custom Javascript (Enter your custom javascript code)
  • Body Cover (Choose if you want to allow the notification bar cover the body of the page)
  • Locked Overlay (The body of the page is locked until the user Accepts or Decline)
  • Include or Exclude the plugin from selected pages (Display the cookies notification bar only in specific pages
  • Always Display (for Debugging) (The cookies notification bar will be displayed even if the user accepts or decline. This feature mostly used by admins in the first steps of setup and customizations.)

Why we have to install this joomla! plugin?


On 26 May 2011 the European Commission made the controversial 'Cookies Directive' law. It applies to the UK and all european countries. It mandates that the use of cookies on european business websites must be disclosed and explicit consent for their use be obtained from your users, however in the UK the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has suggested that it is sufficient to work on the basis of implied rather than explicit consent. You can find more useful information about cookies here.

This is the easiest way to manage and block cookies on Joomla! websites


How to Block Cookies and use the Cookies Manager? (TUTORIAL)


Before using the Block Cookies Functionality and the Cookie Manager (modal window) feature, please read carefully the instructions you will find in this useful guide about how to block the cookies at your Joomla! website. Take me to the guide »

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any feature request.

Usage

At joomla! backend, you can find a lot of useful parameters to customize the extension for your needs.
If you navigate with your mouse over the label, left of each form field, you can read a short description about the functionality of each field.

In the FAQ section, you can find a list of useful frequently asked questions that maybe answer your question.

Feel free to contact us or open a new topic in the forum, if you need more instruction about one or more parameters.

F.A.Q.

Support

Normally we will answer your questions within 24 hours.

If you still have questions or concerns about the product after reading instructions above:

  • You can use our Support Forum to ask your questions and report bugs.
  • Contact us using the contact form.
  • You can send us an email to this address: support [@] web357 [.] eu
  • Chat with us using the right-bottom box.

If you did not find the information you were looking for in the documentation or if you have any other questions regarding the product feel free to contact us. We will be happy to provide you with a detailed answer as quickly as we can.

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