EU Cookie Law Banner Timed Appearance…

You may remember the my post on 11th January 2017:


which advised about the law and described how to comply with it.

One of my blog followers, Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, asked if the banner can be timed out instead of having the compulsory CLICK AND ACCEPT Option

The answer is YES.

Go into your Admin


Scroll down to find the EU Cookie Law Banner

(which I placed at the bottom of my sidebar)

Once in place, open the Widget using the small right hand triangle

You will find the recommended option is ‘after the user clicks the dismiss button’

Select the ‘after this amount of time’ option instead

Change the default from 30 seconds, to whatever you want to make it



24 thoughts on “EU Cookie Law Banner Timed Appearance…

  1. Reblogged this on Frank Parker's author site and commented:
    Remember my post about the EU cookie banner that you are obliged by law to include on your blog? That came via Chris, The Story Reading Ape. Here he is again, with an update. If the person reading your post doesn’t click the ‘Close and Accept’ button, you can set a timer to automatically remove it after a time you specify. I’m not sure of the legal status of such an action, but the fact that it was there for the reader to see must be deemed to be sufficient warning.

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    • Thanks for sharing Frank – The option is given by WP to time out the banner, so no problem there – The main thing is to comply to it (if you’re in the EU jurisdiction) and notify viewers that Cookies are used.


  2. Wow wow wow! This is **great** news! I was startled to see my own name on your site, thanks for the mention and the link. But MOSTLY, thanks so much for putting this together in a post (and so clearly). I have already added a featured update to the Monday post where I Grumped about the banners – and will share widely otherwise.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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