CookieYes Review: Your Website’s Compliance

CookieYes is a popular Consent Management WordPress plugin that helps website owners comply with cookie consent regulations. It provides a simple and effective solution for obtaining user consent for cookies and tracking technologies used on websites. Here is some information about the CookieYes WordPress Cookie Consent Plugin and why you should add it to your website:

CookieYes Features

This WordPress Cookie Consent Plugin offers several features to ensure compliance with cookie consent regulations:

Customisable Cookie Banner

The plugin allows you to design and customize your cookie consent banner to match your website’s branding and design.

GDPR and ePrivacy Directive Compliance

CookieYes helps you comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the ePrivacy Directive by providing options to block cookies and scripts before obtaining user consent.

Consent Management

The plugin includes a consent management tool that allows users to manage their cookie preferences and withdraw consent if desired.

Automatic Cookie Scanning

CookieYes automatically scans your website for cookies and tracking technologies, making it easier to identify and categorize cookies for user consent.

Predefined Cookie Categories

The plugin provides predefined cookie categories, such as necessary, preferences, statistics, marketing, and uncategorized. This makes it easier to classify your website’s cookies and obtain user consent accordingly.

Geo-targeting

CookieYes offers geolocation targeting, allowing you to display cookie consent banners specific to users’ locations.

Integration with Popular Plugins

The plugin seamlessly integrates with popular WordPress plugins, such as WooCommerce, Contact Form 7, and Google Analytics, ensuring that cookie consent is implemented across your website.

Support and Updates

CookieYes provides regular updates to ensure compatibility with the latest WordPress versions and cookie consent regulations. They also offer support to help you with any issues or questions you may have.

CookieYes Pros

  • User-Friendly Interface
  • Customization Options
  • Automatic Cookie Scanning
  • Integration with Popular Plugins
  • Compliance with Regulations

CookieYes Cons

  • Limited Free Version Features
  • Dependency on Third-Party Services

Installation

To install the CookieYes WordPress Cookie Consent Plugin, follow these steps:

  1. Login to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Navigate to “Plugins” and click on “Add New.”
  3. Search for “CookieYes” in the search bar.
  4. Click on the “Install Now” button next to the CookieYes plugin.
  5. After installation, click on “Activate” to enable the plugin.
  6. Configure the plugin settings according to your preferences and customize the cookie consent banner.

How to set up CookieYes on your website

Sign up or sign in to the CookieYes web app.

  • Install and activate the CookieYes plugin on your website.
  • After activation, a basic consent banner will display immediately without any additional configuration. The default message is appropriate for most websites.

There are two methods to configure and use the plugin:

Method 1: Use the plugin by connecting to the CookieYes web app. This method is the recommended setup option if you don’t bother connecting to an external service for better features and faster updates. You can connect the CookieYes web app by logging in to an existing account or creating a new one.

Method 2: Use the plugin without connecting to the CookieYes web app. This method is suitable for users who don’t want to connect to an external service. You can configure the plugin settings manually by navigating to CookieYes > Dashboard > Site Settings.

  • Add the installation code between the <head> and </head> tags of your website’s source code before any other code.
  • Save changes, refresh your site and check if the banner is active on your website.

If you face any issues during the setup process, you can visit the CookieYes Support page for technical support and product documentation

Pricing

CookieYes offers several pricing plans to cater to different business needs. Here are the pricing plans as of July 2023:

  • Free Plan: Suitable for blogs and personal websites. It includes 100 Pages Per Scan, 3 Pre-Built Layouts, 5000 Consent Logs, Basic Customization, Cookie Auto-Blocking, Cookie Policy Generator, Custom Content & Colours, Do Not Track (DNT), and Google Consent Mode.
  • Basic Plan: For small and startup businesses. It includes all the features of the Free Plan and additional features such as Unlimited Pages Per Scan, 10 Pre-Built Layouts, 10,000 Consent Logs, Advanced Customisation, Consent Groups, Consent Re-Prompt, and more.
  • Pro Plan: Costs $20 per month per domain and is suitable for medium-sized businesses. It includes all the features of the Basic Plan and additional features such as 50 Pre-Built Layouts, 50,000 Consent Logs, Advanced Customization, Consent Groups, Consent Re-Prompt, and more.
  • Ultimate Plan: The Ultimate plan costs $40 per month per domain and is suitable for large businesses with high traffic. It includes all the features of the Pro Plan and additional features such as 8000 Pages Per Scan, Unlimited Pageviews per month, Geo-targeted cookie banner, Remove CookieYes branding, Scheduled Scanning, and more.

CookieYes

A simple and effective solution for obtaining user consent for cookies and tracking technologies used on websites.

All the paid plans come with a 14-day free trial, and if you pay annually, you get two months for free. They also offers a free plan for blogs and personal websites with limited features.

CookieYes FAQ’s

Here are some frequently asked questions FAQs:

How long does CookieYes remember visitor consent?

CookieYes remembers visitor consent for 1 year. After this time period, the visitor will be displayed the cookie banner again when they visit your website so that they can renew their cookie consent.

Can I export my consent log from CookieYes?

Yes, you can export your consent log from CookieYes. From your CookieYes account, select Consent log from the sidebar and then click on the Export as CSV button

How can I set up and configure my cookie banner with the new plugin interface?

To set up and configure your cookie banner with the new plugin interface, you need to delete all your existing settings, including the cookie list. Your plugin will be automatically reinstalled with the new and improved user interface. Note that this action is not reversible. You can check out the documentation on how to set up and configure your cookie banner with the new plugin interface.

CookieYes Base Review

by Andy T. Laird

Lightning Base Review by Features Price and Value Ease of Use Customer Support Summary With top-notch support, advanced security measures, and a user-friendly control panel, your site will be in good hands. 4.8

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Summary

CookieYes is a consent management solution enabling websites to easily obtain and handle user consent for cookies, ensuring compliance with data privacy regulations. It offers customizable banners and automated features to create a smooth user experience while meeting legal requirements.

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Review Conclusion

The WordPress Cookie Consent Plugin is a powerful tool for ensuring compliance with cookie consent regulations. With its customizable cookie banner, consent management capabilities, and automatic cookie scanning, it simplifies the process of obtaining and managing user consent. By integrating with popular plugins and offering regular updates and support, CookieYes offers a comprehensive solution for cookie consent management, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and seamlessly integrating necessary legal pages into your website. Did I forget to mention: I’m using it on all my sites!