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Cookillian Troubleshooting

on November 17, 2013 in WordPress with no comments by
Cookillian, the WordPress plugin that I wrote to address the EU/UK Cookie Law, is a helpful little tool to assist with compliance. But sometimes users seem to run into trouble with it and are at loss on how to resolve it. Following are a few of those, to help provide a solution. read more →

Cookillian 1.1.18 released

on June 25, 2012 in WordPress with no comments by

Today brings the release of Cookillian version 1.1.18, which adds the option of periodically “scrubbing” cookies as first described in the Cookillian and Javascript post. Coincidentally, that post also revealed an issue with Google AdSense, which has now been resolved. read more →

Cookillian Alert styling: Simple Implied Consent

on June 13, 2012 in Projects with 1 comment by

Cookillian is very flexible and allows you to fully customize the alert that will be displayed as well as how it handles consent.

Here I will provide an example for a simple, unobtrusive alert at the bottom (or top) of a page, with an option to opt out of receiving cookies. This is a commonly used method for implied consent across major websites in the United Kingdom.

It also shows how to use Cookillian’s API to make an AJAX call, yet provide backward compatibility with browsers that do not use JavaScript.

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Cookillian and JavaScript

on June 12, 2012 in Projects with 2 comments by

By default, Cookillian will delete cookies that are set by WordPress (ie., wp-settings-*) and other WordPress plugins. As JavaScript generally lies outside the realm of WordPress, the idea is that certain scripts, such as Google Analytics, are removed from the website and into the Header or Footer fields of Cookillian’s JavaScript section. This prevents the script from loading when the visitor has not (yet) given permission to receive cookies.

This is the preferred method, as it gives greater control over the cookies set by third party scripts. As mentioned, Google Analytics is one such script that should be moved, and is probably easiest to accomplish. But there are some that require a bit more work, like the Twitter Tweet button and Google AdSense, which I will explain next.

I will also provide a sample code that with the help of Cookillian will delete local cookies set by existing JavaScript, to help ease the transition.

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Cookillian 1.1.13 released

on June 10, 2012 in WordPress with 2 comments by

Version 1.1.13 of Cookillian has been released today,  which addresses a number of reported bugs and adds a new option for cookie auto detection.

A major bug was related to erroneous use of the WordPress wp_print_script action in third party plugins or themes, which in turn cause the Pf4wp framework to behave incorrectly and output multiple copies of the same script. It overwrote previously set variables, causing strange errors as reported in the WordPress support forum. Updating the underlying framework should address this bug. read more →

Cookillian 1.1.7 released

on June 2, 2012 in WordPress with no comments by

Just days after the release of Cookillian 1.1, a new version has been pushed out. I do apologise if it seems too quick, but I’d rather have the bug fixes out now rather than later, but also so you can enjoy some added features. read more →

Cookillan Alert styling: Beeb

on May 31, 2012 in Projects with 1 comment by

In the Cookillian version 1.1 release post, I had promised to show how to style an alert. With the following styling, I have taken example of the BBC website, and aptly named it “Beeb”.

The styling is “fluid”, which allows it to change the layout depending on the screen resolution. This is especially helpful on mobile browsers, where the screen real estate becomes limited. read more →

Cookillian 1.1 released

on May 31, 2012 in WordPress with 1 comment by

Cookillian version 1.1 has been released today, bringing with it a large number of additions and changes based on the input of David Artiss at artiss.co.uk, and suggestions by e-mail and the WordPress support forum. read more →


on May 5, 2012 in WordPress with 34 comments by
Cookie Sandwich by Neil Conway

Note! This plugin has been deprecated; it is no longer maintained nor supported.

Cookillian is a WordPress plugin that makes it easier for your WordPress site to comply with the EC Cookie Directive, which affects the United Kingdom on May 25th 2012 and other European countries.

Cookillian will automatically detect if a visitor is located in one of the countries defined by you – likely the countries affected by the EC Cookie Direcitve – and will automatically disable any cookies that are set from within WordPress or a 3rd party plugin. The user will then be presented with an fully customizable alert about cookies, and given the option to opt in or out of using cookies. read more →