“Fortune Cookie Consent Policy Script” Help by kisded

Fortune Cookie Consent Policy Script

Created: 16/11/2016
By: Kisded
Email: [email protected]

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Table of Contents

  1. About the script
  2. Installation
  3. Script Settings
  4. Summary
  5. Sources and Credits

About the script - top

The Cookie Law Explained

The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet.
It was designed to protect online privacy, by making consumers aware of how information about them is collected and used online, and give them a choice to allow it or not.
It started as an EU Directive that was adopted by all EU countries in May 2011. The Directive gave individuals rights to refuse the use of cookies that reduce their online privacy. Each country then updated its own laws to comply. In the UK this meant an update to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.
Almost all websites use cookies - little data files - to store information in peoples' web browsers. Some websites contain hundreds of them. There are other technologies, like Flash and HTML5 Local Storage that do similar things, and these are also covered by the legislation, but as cookies are the most common technology in use, it has become known as the Cookie Law.

What it Means For Business?
If you own a website, you will need to make sure it complies with the law, and this usually means making some changes.
If you don't comply you risk enforcement action from regulators, which in the UK means The Information Commissioners' Office (ICO). In exceptional cases this can mean a fine.
However, non-compliance could also have other, perhaps more serious consequences than enforcement. There is plenty of evidence that consumers avoid engaging with websites where they believe their privacy is at risk, and there is a general low level of trust about web tracking by the use of cookies.

What is the future of this law?

The EU ePrivacy Directive, the organisation which gave us the cookie law, is currently undergoing a revision, but the real issue now is their new law, that will soon come to action, the EU GDPR.
It may be 2018 before it is enforced, but it is now law and has already tightened up the rules as well as increased the penalties for getting it wrong.
There may be a while to go yet, and we may see some guidance from regulators, but I think they will have other issues on their collective agendas. So it is really important to start thinking about the changes you will need to make now, especially for companies that have a lot of websites.

So here are some of the top issues for cookie consent that the GDPR raises

The script will resolve all the above stated problems, and yout website will fully comply to the current and also the future cookie regulations. These features include:

Script installation - top

Youtube video tutorial:

Fortune Cookie Consent Policy Script live demo HERE.

If you are not sure what cookies are and how they work, I provided a Guide where I explain the mechanism of cookies.

I also provided a Quick Install Guide to feature an easy script installation for everyone.

The installation of the script is very easy: all you have to do, is to upload it to your hosting and edit your HTML or PHP files, where you want the popup to appear.
Place in the <head> section of you page the following code, the modify it to your needs. The edit should be like this:

<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.1.1.min.js"></script> //need to include jQuery for this script to work
<script> // see documentation for the meaning of every settings field!
var $useCookies = 'on';
var $custom_css = '';
var $auto_accept = 'off';
var $auto_hide = 'off';
var $auto_hide_time = '5000';
var $button_border = '3px';
var $fade_background = 'on';
var $cookie_exp ='14400';
var $animation ='fortune_no_anim';
var $outside_close = 'on';
var $outside_accept = 'on';
var $background_style = 'fortune_image';
var $max_height = '300px';
var $font_size = '14px';
var $font_type = 'Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif';
var $stick = 'on';
var $dist_top = 'auto';
var $dist_bot = '10px';
var $dist_left = 'auto';
var $dist_right = '10px';
var $rounded_corners = 'on';
var $max_width = '300px';
var $border = 'off';
var $border_width = '3px';
var $border_color = '#00ff00';
var $text_col = '#000000';
var $background = '#ffffff';
var $center_popup = 'on';
var $background_image = './graphics/elegant_white.jpg';
var $dist_padding = '10px';
var $more_link = 'https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie_Monster';
var $font_bold = 'on';
var $font_italic = 'off';
var $font_underline = 'off';
var $message = "We use cookies to improve our site and your shopping experience. By continuing to browse our site you accept our cookie policy.";
var $buttons_on_new_line = 'on';
var $more_info = 'on';
var $buttons = 'on';
var $button_background = '#aaaaaa';
var $links_col = '#000000';
var $more_info_text = 'Find out more';
var $buttons_on_new_line_all = 'off';
var $deny_button = 'off';
var $deny_text = 'Deny';
var $close_message = 'OK';
<script type="text/javascript" src="script/fortune_cookie_popup.js"></script> //include the script location here. Don't forget to modify src="script/fortune_cookie_popup.js" to be the exact location and name of your scrip!

Script Settings - top

Refreshingly, Fortune Cookie Consent Policy script has a super-simple settings feature.

You can find options for:

Results: If everything is configures well, you can see the results of this script by navigating to your website. You will see a notification box indicating that your website uses cookies (depending on how you configured it). Here are some examples:

Top panel style:

Bottom panel style:

Bottom right popup style:

Bottom left transparent popup style:

Top right transparent popup style:

Top left popup style with image background:

Center popup style with image background (1):

Center popup style with image background (2):

Summary - top

Fortune Cookie Consent Policy script is a simple, yet powerful tool you can use to make your website "cookie law proof". It can protect you from the hassle caused by your website not being fully EU (or other) cookie law compliant. The setup and settings of the script couldn't have been easier. Now, let's go and enjoy the results of this great script! Have fun using it!

Sources and Credits - top

This component was made by Szabi Kisded, for more information and support contact us at [email protected]

Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this item. As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions regarding this script and I'll do my best to assist.