CookieYes | GDPR Cookie Consent & Compliance Notice (CCPA Ready)


The CookieYes GDPR Cookie Consent plugin facilitates GDPR (RGPD, DSVGO) compliance by integrating a cookie banner seamlessly into your website. Moreover, the plugin extends its support to LGPD (Brazil), CNIL (France), PIPEDA (Canada), Law 25 (Quebec), POPIA (South Africa), nFADP (Switzerland), Privacy Act (Australia), PDPL (Saudi Arabia), PDPL (Argentina), PDPL (Andorra), DPA (Faroe Islands), and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA/CPRA), a state law in California. It also guarantees alignment with other prominent state privacy laws in the United States, such as VCDPA (Virginia), CPA (Colorado), CTDPA (Connecticut), and UCPA (Utah).

The plugin is one of the best WordPress GDPR cookie compliance plugins as it comes with a host of features some of which are listed below.


  • The plugin will enable a cookie consent banner with Accept and Reject options.

  • Free connection with CookieYes web app to access advanced features (cookie scan, consent log, etc.) and manage all settings from the web app account.

  • Single click automatic scanning and categorization of cookies.

  • Lets you display the list of cookies on your cookie policy page by using a shortcode.

  • This GDPR plugin adds a cookie banner to your WordPress website so you can show that you are compliant with the GDPR.

  • With the help of this WordPress GDPR plugin, you can fully customize the cookie notice style so it blends with your existing website: change the colors, fonts, styles, position on the page, and even how it behaves when you click “Accept All”.

  • It also has a Cookie List module so you can easily show what cookies your site uses and display them neatly in a table on your Privacy & Cookies Policy page.

  • The plugin can be configured to have a CCPA/CPRA ‚Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information‘ control to the cookie notice.

  • Helps in achieving cookie compliance under CNIL – A french administrative regulatory body

  • Assists in getting cookie compliant with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) – South Africa’s data protection law

Weitere Funktionen

  • Opt-in consent banner for GDPR & opt-out banner for CCPA/CPRA
  • Add the „Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information“ link to your website footer using an HTML code.
  • Scan and auto-block non-necessary cookies for GDPR cookie compliance
  • Preference center (second layer of the banner) with granular control/per-category consent (allows site visitors to opt-in or give consent to some or all cookie categories) over the cookies used by the website
  • Fully customizable to look just like your own website’s style: customize the content and colors
  • Add the cookie bar on either the header or footer of your site
  • The cookie banner can be permanently dismissed or accessible through a revisit consent button
  • The color and position of the revisit consent button are customizable
  • Manage your cookie list – Add new cookies manually, Edit cookies (CookieID, Category, Description, Script URL Pattern), & Delete cookies.
  • Manage cookie categories – Edit category (Name & Description)
  • Log users’ consent and exports it into a CSV file
  • Cookie policy & Privacy policy generators
  • Compatible with WPML & Polylang
  • Compatible with major caching servers and plugins
  • Cookie banner preview in admin settings

The CookieYes GDPR Cookie Consent Plugin Uses The Following Cookie Only

  • cookieyes-consent – CookieYes sets this cookie to remember users‘ consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on their subsequent visits to this site. It does not collect or store any personal information of the site visitors.

Wir halten weitere Informationen für dich bereit: informiere dich über das „EU-Cookie-Gesetz“ (engl.)

Cookieyes GDPR Cookie Consent plugin user guide will help you with the setup of the plugin.

CookieYes GDPR Cookie Consent Plugin Premium Features

You can access the following features by connecting to a paid plan (Basic, Pro, or Ultimate) on the CookieYes web app account. See all features and compare plans
* Starting from 100,000 to unlimited page views per month
* Up to 8000 pages per scan
* Integration with TCF v2.2, an IAB Europe Consent Framework for Publishers. Registered CMP ID: 401
* Advanced banner customization
* Pop-up banner layout (with overlay)
* Location-based targeting of cookie banners (GDPR banner – Worldwide/EU & UK/Other countries & CCPA/CPRA banner – Worldwide/United States/Other countries).
* Auto-detect banner languages
* Scan behind login
* Scheduled scan
* Add brand logo on banner
* Custom CSS
* Disable “Powered by” branding
* Opt-in consent banner for GDPR & opt-out banner for CCPA/CPRA
* Automatic cookie blocking
* Per-category consent
* Option to withdraw consent (Revisit consent button)
* Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy Generators



  • Cookie consent banner on the user-end
  • Cookie preference center on the user-end
  • CookieYes GDPR cookie consent WordPress plugin - Admin panel
  • Cookie banner settings for cookie compliance
  • Cookie-Verwaltung zur Einhaltung von Cookie-Richtlinien
  • Add new cookie
  • Languages for cookie banner auto-translation
  • Edit cookie banner content in multiple languages
  • Privacy policy generator and cookie policy generator


Automatische Installation

Die automatische Installation ist die einfachste Art, das Plugin zu installieren. Du kannst die Installation innerhalb deines WordPress-Dashboards im Browser vornehmen.

From your admin dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New. From the search box, type “GDPR Cookie consent” or just “gdpr” and then search. Click the install button on the GDPR Cookie Consent by CookieYes and then activate the plugin.

Manuelle Installation

Für die manuelle Installation musst du die ZIP-Datei des Plugins von der Plugin-Seite auf herunterladen. Du kannst diese Datei anschließend direkt über das WordPress-Dashboard hochladen – oder du benutzt hierfür ein FTP-Programm.

Für eine manuelle Installation

  1. Übertrage den Plugin-Ordner in der Verzeichnis „/wp-content/plugins/“.
  2. Aktiviere das Plugin über das Menü „Plugins“ im Dashboard von WordPress


Du wirst über jedes Update auf der Seite der installierten Plugins informiert und kannst direkt von deinem Dashboard aus aktualisieren. Wir empfehlen dir, die jeweils neueste Version des Plugins zu nutzen, damit du immer von den neuesten (Sicherheits-)Funktionen profitieren kannst.


Check out our setup guide for getting started with the CookieYes GDPR Cookie Consent plugin.

The cookie notice header doesn’t work on my browser

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Was macht dieses Plugin?

Dieses Plugin wird:

  1. Auf allen Seiten deiner Website (am Kopf oder Fuß der Seite) einen Cookie-Hinweis einfügen, in dem du deine Besucher auf deine klar definierten Datenschutz- und Cookie-Richtlinien hinweist.
  2. Es dir ermöglichen, alle Cookies die deine Website verwendet aufzuzeichnen, und:
  3. Neatly display a list of these cookies. You can add this list to your Privacy Policy page or Cookie Policy page using a shortcode. Note: If you connect your site to the CookieYes web app, you have to replace the shortcode with an HTML code.

Müssen Besucher nun Cookies akzeptieren/ablehnen, um Websites nutzen zu können?

No. Only the ‘Necessary’ cookies will be loaded till the user gives consent.

Verhindert dieses Plugin das Speichern von Cookies?

The visitors can reject the category of cookies they don’t want to get installed. In such cases, all cookies in that category will be blocked for the user.

Aber wenn ein anderes Plugin Skripte hinzufügt oder ein Cookie setzt, dann haben wir keinerlei Kontrolle darüber, denn wir können nicht wissen, welche Plugins du verwendest oder wie sie funktionieren. Daher würde das Blockieren/Löschen von Cookies auf einer WordPress-Website/Blog möglicherweise/wahrscheinlich deine Website beschädigen. Größere Websites mit riesigen Budgets können durchaus in diese Technologie investieren. Aber dieses Plugin soll dir dabei helfen, in einem gewissen Maß die Vorschriften einhalten zu können, ohne dass du drastische Maßnahmen dafür ergreifen musst.

Garantiert dieses Plugin, dass ich das Gesetz einhalte?

This plugin can be used to comply with the cookie consent requirements of major data privacy laws such as the GDPR. However, you need to assess your website’s use of cookies to confirm that it is in line with the GDPR guidelines. If you are looking for specialist legal advice relating to your website, we suggest that you consult a lawyer to understand how you can become fully GDPR-compliant.


23. September 2023
Lo uso per tutti i miei siti e mi consente in breve, con semplicità ed accurata descrizione di configurare quello che oggi sembra la cosa più importante quando si deve mettere online un sito web.
23. September 2023
It's easy to use and has a wide range of features, making it an excellent option for businesses of all sizes. One of the things I like most about CookieYes is that it is very customizable. You can choose the look and feel of your cookie consent banner to match your website's design. You can also choose which cookies you want to track and how to display the consent information to your visitors. Another great thing about CookieYes is that it is very user-friendly. You can easily set up and manage your cookie consent banner with CookieYes, even if you are not a tech expert. The plugin also has a comprehensive documentation and knowledge base, so you can find help if needed. Overall, I am very impressed with the CookieYes WordPress plugin. It is a powerful and easy-to-use tool that can help ensure your website is GDPR compliant.
23. September 2023
I like that I can set up a cookies popup easily. Another plus is that this plugin generates a privacy and cookies policy which is customized through a wizard for your site. What I don't like is that is slows the site slightly, it seems. I think the main penalty is because I have it set to block cookies until a user consents. Then again, I'm not a professional web developer.
22. September 2023
Makes you feel comfortable in getting all the data protection right 🙂
22. September 2023
I've played around with several solutions for cookies following GDPR in the UK. What I like about this solution is that I can set up all my clients within a single remote interface, yet customise each to work within the client theme, and still offer the clients options as to how the notice displays. The fact the service scans the site for cookies, categorises them and allows the visitor granular control over their inclusion is exemplary.
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[Enhancement] – WCAG/AA compliance for cookie banner.
[Fix] – Minor UI changes and bug fixes.


Tested OK with WordPress version 6.3


[Fix] – UI/UX improvements
[Fix] – Updated email not reflected under „Site Settings“ tab for connected users
[Fix] – Cookie notice message not updated while switching the consent template


[Fix] – Polish characters were not displayed correctly in banner


PHP 8.2 compatibility


Tested OK with WordPress version 6.2


[Enhancement] – Support for CPRA ( Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information )
[Enhancement] – Option to edit show more/less texts
[Enhancement] – Compatibility with Bedrock WordPress boilerplate


[Enhancement] – New CCPA Opt-out center
[Fix] – Not able to change the Optout preference center text color
[Fix] – Not able to disable the „Reject All“ button from preference center


[Enhancement] – Clickable video placeholders
[Fix] – Revisit consent button color is not reset on colour scheme changes


[Enhancement] – Reduced revisit consent button size


[Fix] – Table existing check failure on the IIS web server
[Enhancement] – Added option to reset the plugin settings & switch to the new plugin UI
[Enhancement] – Added width and height attribute to all the img tags on the cookie banner


  • [Enhancement] – HTML support for banner and cookie descriptions
  • [Fix] – Style conflict with Elementor theme templates


  • [Enhancement] – Added a custom method to revisit consent outside the banner.
  • [Enhancement] – Updated Chart.js library
  • [Enhancement] – Enabled automatic updates for the plugin.


  • [Enhancement] – Added error notice to the plugin if necessary tables are not created.


  • UI/UX improvements
  • New cookie consent banner design (compliant with WCAG guidelines)
  • Advanced banner customization options (GDPR/CCPA cookie banner templates, set consent expiration period, enable/disable prior consent, show/hide categories on the banner, new banner layouts, advanced content customization, light/dark/custom color scheme, etc.)
  • Banner preview in the customizer
  • Pre-built translations for multiple languages
  • Privacy Policy Generator
  • Access to additional free features with web app connection (cookie scan, consent log, etc.)


  • [Enhancement] – Revisit consent will be enabled by default
  • [Enhancement] – Update in policy generator


  • Fix – Accept/Reject button is not working as expected with some themes.


  • Fix – Compatibility issue with PHP 7.3.0 and below.


  • Improved: Validation & escaping for Security Enhancement.


  • Fix – Removed cache flush helper functions
  • Tested ok with WordPress version 5.9


  • Fix – Compatibility issue with WordPress 4.7.0 and below.


  • Fix – Conflict with W3 Total Cache plugin
  • Fix – Accessibility issue ( Hidden element has a focusable content )
  • Fix – Opacity of the cookie banner is set to 0.1 after closing the settings popup.


  • Fix: Removed extract() function from the shortcodes module to improve security.


  • Enhancement: Disable cookie bar on page builders.
  • Tested ok with WordPress version 5.8


  • Bug fix: Do not sell option appears before Accept all button option on the admin settings.
  • Erfolgreich getestet mit WordPress 5.6
  • Enhancement: Added escaping to input attributes.


  • Enhancement – Default cookie banner message update.


  • Enhancement – Added reject button by default
  • Enhancement – Help text improvements


  • Enhancement – New shortcode [cookie_accept_all] to add accept all button to the banner
  • Enhancement – MonsterInsights integration
  • Enhancement – New filter wt_cli_set_secure_cookies to set plugin cookies as secure
  • Fix – Site map issue with cookie category
  • Fix – Cookie categories are not ordered properly in secondary languages


  • Introduced website cookie scanner
  • Introduced dynamic cookie categories


  • Erfolgreich getestet mit WordPress 5.6


  • Tab „Erneut anzeigen“ umbenannt
  • Neuer Option Shortcode wt_cli_manage_consent um die erteilte Zustimmung erneut aufrufen zu können


  • Behoben: Redakteure konnten aufgrund des jüngsten Sicherheitupdates das Dashboard nicht aufrufen


  • Verbesserung: Option zum Ändern des Titels für notwendige und nicht notwendige Kategorien
  • Verbesserung: Unterstützung für das offizielle Facebook Pixel, Smash Balloon Instagram Feed und Twitter-Feed-Plugins hinzugefügt.


  • Behoben: Konflikt mit dem Divi-Page-Builder


  • Korrektur – JavaScript-Fehler im IE nach 1.8.9-Update
  • Behoben: Konflikt mit dem Customizer
  • Erfolgreich getestet mit WordPress 5.5
  • Aktualisierte Übersetzungsdateien für Finnisch


  • Included support for CCPA ( Do not sell personal information )
  • JavaScript-basierte Lösung zum Ausführen von Skripten Dritter hinzugefügt
  • Unterstützung für externe Integration hinzugefügt, um das Standardverhalten des Plugins zu ändern


  • Introduced ‚wt_cli_enable_cache_flush‘ filter to enable / disable cache flushing
  • Cookie elements are excluded from the Google search engine indexing (<! – googleoff: all ->)


  • Erfolgreich getestet mit WordPress 5.4.0


  • [Bug fix] Privacy overview is not visible if the content is in Cyrillic alphabets
  • [Improvements] Fixed compatibility issues with Decorator – WooCommerce Email Customizer


  • Bug fix w.r.t the plugin release version 1.8.4


  • Defaulted privacy overview heading tag to H4
  • Introduced ‚wt_cli_change_privacy_overview_title_tag‘ filter to change privacy overview heading tag
  • Introduced ‚wt_cli_add_custom_cookie_categories_name‘ filter to change cookie category names


  • Kompatibilität mit PHP 7.4
  • Sicherheitsfehler behoben


  • Erfolgreich getestet mit WordPress 5.3


  • Added option in admin to modify the default button state of the non-necessary cookie category
  • [Bug fix] Show more / show less issue when custom text editor is used in the privacy overview content.
  • Übersetzungen aktualisiert
  • Readme-Aktualisierungen


  • [Bug fix] Warning fixes


  • Fixed W3C Validation issues
  • [Bug fix] Hide non-necessary category on cookie settings popup if it is not enabled
  • [Bug fix] Translation issue with category cookies


  • Fixed issues with translations
  • [user_consent_state] added missing space in user consent states
  • Fixed issues with web accessibility


  • Introduced new cookie settings popup option
  • Added a shortcode [cookie_settings] to control settings
  • Option to add descriptions for both necessary and non-necessary cookies
  • Tested ok with WP 5.2
  • [Bug fix] Responsive styling issues for cookie audit table winter theme


  • Updated translation files for German, Danish, French, Dutch & Spanish
  • Added support for Portuguese
  • [Bug fix] [cookie_audit] shortcode conflict with heading


  • Defaulted the minimize cookie bar option for Read more link to disabled state.
  • The cookie message bar has been defaulted to include Reject option in addition to Accept.


  • Cookie policy generator
  • Added a shortcode [user_consent_state]
  • Updated shortcode [cookie_audit] with option to configure columns
  • Margin option added in all button shortcodes
  • Introduced an option to hide cookie bar on policy page
  • Tested ok with WP 5.1


  • Translation updated – Danish, French, German
  • Readme updates
  • Minor UI changes


  • Tested ok with WordPress version 5.0.2
  • Compatibility added for Pixelyoursite plugin


  • Cookie notice as Widget option added


  • Bug: Submenu sorting issue for custom user roles


  • Bug: submenu sorting issue for non administrator accounts
  • Bug: Flashing the cookie bar on page load.


  • New enclosing shortcode added for better control of third party content. [cookie_after_accept]..content goes here..[/cookie_after_accept]
  • Basic support included for Litespeed cache, WP Super Cache, Site ground cache, Endurance Cache, WP Fastest Cache.
  • Option to choose from the built-in pages for ‚Read More‘ link.


  • Corrected German translations (thanks to Max B)
  • Bug in ‚Show cookie bar on selected pages‘ Filter fixed
  • W3TC page cache compatibility added


  • In the previous update a title with default text ‘This website uses cookies‘ would get added to the existing cookie bar. In this update this title will get removed to that it is blank by default. In case you need this to be added again you need to explicitly add suitable content for the title.
  • Addressed the conflict with [cookie_reject] shortcode for previous users who had the reject button option enabled.
  • Optimized the plugin js and css assets to render only in plugin pages.


  • Improved UI.
  • Enhancements to cookie message bar – included title and option for overlay layout.


  • Filter added. (filter to edit audit table head)


  • Class change.
  • Bug fix.


  • Styling issues with winter style of cookie audit table shortcode fixed.
  • Functionality issues with reject button on open URL fixed.
  • Text corrections


  • Issue with reject button colour fixed.


  • Filter to display cookie bar only on selected pages.


  • Issue with dual accept button.


  • Issue with the plugin interfering with breadcrumb fixed.


  • Support for underline tag in the message bar.


  • Danish translation added


  • Changed Reject button colour for Open URL and Close Header options.
  • Padding for message header
  • Audit table mobile view compatible


  • GDPR compliance updates.


  • Tested OK with WordPress 4.9.5
  • GDPR compliance updates.


  • Bug fix: Buttons now handle apostrophes correctly
  • Bug fix: Added to table head for [cookie_audit] table for W3 Validator (thanks to davidebabylonia for finding and suggesting the solution)


  • Minor bug fix: adds version number to cli-admin.css


  • Bug fix: HTML5 validation fix for shortcode links (thanks to davidebabylonia)
  • Added JavaScript version number for greater compatibility


  • Major update: the cookie bar is now inserted into the page via wp_footer rather than using jQuery (for better performance and greater browser compatibility)
  • Update: if the cookie bar is in the header, there is now an option to fix the bar to the header using position:fixed


  • jQuery ‚reload‘ bug fix on accept


  • Bug fix: fixed browser compatibility issue in cookielawinfo.js


  • New feature: accept policy & close cookie bar on scroll (an option available under Italian law)
  • New feature: if cookie bar is set to header it is fixed to the top of the screen (using CSS „position:fixed“)


  • Bug fix: changed filename from wpml.xml to wpml-config.xml


  • Fixing header/SVN tagging issue


  • Adding WPML support (wpml.xml)


  • Bug fix: removed extra ‚{‚ from cli-tables.css
  • Bug fix: fixed cookie_button shortcode text bug
  • Modified help pages, text and contact information


  • Added plugin settings page link to plugins.php
  • Bug fix: custom posts bug affecting some other plugins


  • Removed 3rd party JavaScript „jQuery.cookie“ which can cause issues with certain versions of Apache server
  • Added native JavaScript cookie getter/setter
  • Removed JavaScript debug routine
  • Replaced JavaScript ‚eval‘ with JSON.parse() for improved security: requires IE8+ (all other browsers fine though- who would have thought?)
  • Improved JavaScript performance and compatibility by removing global variables and running as inline function


  • New feature: auto-hide cookie bar after (configurable) delay
  • New feature: added responsive design to cookie audit table (thanks to Mark Wiltshire)
  • Upgrade: now using WP3.5 color picker
  • Bug fix: Cookie Audit table now shows maximum of 50 posts (was 10, which was a bit restrictive)
  • Bug fix: Cookie Law Info now only visible to admins
  • Bug fix: fixed typo on Dashboard help section for the [delete_cookies] shortcode
  • Bug fix: fixed „invalid header“ bug
  • Performance enhancement: removed jQueryUI from admin panel and added custom (slimline) code
  • Performance enhancement: compressed CSS a bit
  • Performance enhancement: cookie audit CSS is now only downloaded on the page on which it is needed


  • Fixed bug where JavaScript generated an http 404 error.


  • Improved design & appearance
  • Cookie Law Info bar can be shown in header or footer
  • Customise fonts
  • New animations on page load / close header
  • Option to switch off „show again tab“ – or position it anywhere horizontally in the header or footer. Additionally the styling has been improved and you are now able to customise the message.
  • New button styles: better styling and effects, greater control
  • Customise your message using HTML and 5 shortcodes with quick-start default options
  • „Cookie Audit“ module – document the cookies your site uses then display them in your privacy policy via a shortcode
  • Enhanced dashboard
  • Enhanced help section
  • Refactored codebase, improved jQuery performance
  • Bugs fixed: no more slashes in Message Box


  • First public release.