A cookie consent is an interaction that happens on a website between a visitor and a consent management platform (CMP) it enables users to decide whether they will allow cookies to collect their personal data or not to collect their personal data. Cookies are mainly used to make your browsing experience more smoother by remembering your preferences so that when you visit same website next time the browser retrieve your stored information. Almost all browsers use cookies and user have right to view or delete any cookie anytime.

From 26th May 2012, UK websites/companies or websites having visitors from European countries are required to obtain a consent from website users regarding storing or retrieving any information on computer, tablet or mobile. Which means a website administrator must inform its visitors about how cookies i.e. information about them is stored and used online, Also let them choose to allow storing cookies or not.

Basically the law was designed to protect the privacy of user as the cookies can be used for illegal purposes also. Cookies are essential part of browsers and websites, it can be used to make your browsing experience much smoother by various means such as by saving your custom preferences, remember your username or textfilds you have entered before.

The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites owners to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet.

How to revoke cookie consent: As a web user the best alternative way to revoke cookie consent is to change or withdraw by simply deleting all cookies for your domain either by delete browser history or by deleting the two specific cookies that remember the consent state: “Cookie Consent” and “Cookie Consent Bulk Ticket”.

While there numerous pros of using cookies there are some cons also as 3rd party cookies enabled on website can be used for advertising purchases like what products you have purchased recently, what products your are viewing and later that this information can used to feed you targeted advertisements. You may be wondering what actually cookies are and why they are used?

Does a blogger blog use cookies?

Yes, a blogger blog uses cookies for various reasons. Here an official blogger article on this law.

Especially if you use Google Analytics or Google AdSense you are required to obtain a cookies consent from your visitors.

How to install cookie consent?

Blogger automatically enables a cookie consent on BlogSpot blogs if you are using default templates but if you wish to modify to match it up with your blog design like you may have noticed the button color on my cookie consent is my primary theme color.

If you are already using blogger’s default cookie consent then you have to remove it first by adding this small piece of code.

1. Login to your Blogger Account

2. Go to Theme > Edit HTML

3. Add following code before :/head tag 

<script type="text/javascript">cookieChoices = {};</script>

This code will disable default blogger cookie consent.

Adding Customized Cookie consent

Customize consent as per your requirement

1. After customizing, copy the generated code and add it to before </head> tag

Hope you found this guide helpful and easy.

If you are facing any issues regarding installation of consent, feel free to mention it in comment box.

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