As you might expect, the WordPress developer community immediately rushed to crank out an impressive number of plugins dealing with the issue, including the one in use here on our own site (number 1 on the list!). Here’s a list of 5 WordPress plugins to make cookie compliance simple and painless.
EU Cookie Law by Alex Moss / Shane Jones
EU Cookie Law is the plugin that created the little black popup in the bottom corner of the screen on your first visit to this site. It’s easy to configure and does what it says on the tin. Lovely.
Cookie Control by Sherred
Cookillian by Mike Green
Cookillian is a little more fully-featured, only displaying the alert to visitors originating in the countries you choose, and automatically disabling cookies for these users until consent is given.
Cookie Warning by Dourou
Cookie Warning takes a stricter approach, presenting first-time visitors to your site with a popup informing them about cookie use, and redirecting them away from the site completely if they do not accept. Harsh but fair!
These plugins all have the same goal; to make complying with the new cookie law as easy for WordPress users as possible. It’s still up to you to make sure the text in your alerts is informative for your users, and you may find that running a cookie audit is helpful in figuring out just what cookies your site is setting, but all in all this list should help make cookie compliance a lot less daunting.