Saturday, 25 January 2014

How to add a cookie policy widget to Blogger Blog





Its very important to have a cookie policy widget to your blog. The  EU must implement the EU Cookie Directive. Under this law, websites are required to get visitors informed consent before placing a cookie on their machine.If your site uses any third party cookies, Google Analytics, Facebook ‘Like’ buttons, Social plugins, ‘Add This’ social sharing buttons, or any other non essential cookies, you will need to add an cookie opt in interface to your site.you can read all about it here.

How to do this.

Step 1
1.Go to your dashboard and click on design.

2. Select pages and then blank page.Once the blank page opens you will need to write a privacy policy.There are many templates available on the internet, you can use any of them and you can add the text and customise it to fit with your blog .. You can check out this sample.




3. Once you have created your privacy policy page you need to publish it. Make a note of the privacy policy  page URL you will need it in step 2.

Step 2There are many cookie policy widgets on the internet, one I find easy to install is by heartinternet.co.uk

4. Go to layout and select add a gadget .







5.In gadgets,select HTML /Java script and a pop up widget  box will open.(Configure HTML/javascript)



Add this code in the HTML/Java script widget box

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://www.heartinternet.co.uk/eu-cookie/main.css"/> 
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://www.heartinternet.co.uk/eu-cookie/white.css"/>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.heartinternet.co.uk/eu-cookie/support-opt-in.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.heartinternet.co.uk/eu-cookie/require-opt-in.js" read_more="http://YOUR_DOMAIN.COM/PAGE_URL.html"></script> 
<script type='text/javascript'> HI.optInCookies.disagreeURL = "/PAGE_URL.html"; </script> 

<style>.hi-cookie-power {visibility:hidden;}
</style>

6. In the code replace the red text with url of your privacy policy page that you created in step 1
7. Save the gadget and position the gadget at the footer of your blog.
If you have followed the instructions properly you will see this on your homepage.

NB- For word press blogs check this page.

48 comments:

  1. I have been meaning to do this forever, thank you for the nudge x
    Janie x

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    1. You are welcome I hope you find it easy to add.

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  2. This looks really helpful - would a policy be necessary on a regular Blog though? Particularly non self-hosted? I don't track anything other than what Google may or may not be doing behind the scenes...

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    1. If you have google adsense or facebook or social sharing icons you need to add this policy to your blog.

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  3. Have done it - thank you so much, I love helpful sharing like this, I've done similar.

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  4. just moved from blogger and didn't realise you could do this

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  5. I didn't know about this - I wonder how to do it in Wordpress?

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  6. Oh. thanks for this! I shall be adding one to my blog :) x

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    1. Its a good idea I hope you can do it easily.

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  7. Relaly helpful, and discreet! Hate the big pop up ones! x

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  8. Thank you for this. I never knew how to do it. I've also looked at your felt hearts and will look into making some of these. x

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  9. Thanks for sharing this. It has prompted me to add a cookie policy on my blog. I'm on wordpress so will have to see how I can do this for my site.

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  10. Very useful post Nayna. Thanks for sharing all the tools so that I now have a cookie policy widget functioning on my blog. x

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    1. I am really pleased this post is helping everyone. Its great to learn from each other.

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  11. I should really do this, I have it in my disclaimer but not always visible, thanks for reminding me!

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    1. Having a disclaimer is not enough you need to ask if visitors are happy to accept cookies ,you can do this via this widget.

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  12. Mmmm.....cookies! Great tutorial thank you! I've seen a few others listed to that I will defo be reading later. Don't suppose you know how to add commentluv to blogger? I've been really struggling with that one - but I really want to add it x

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    1. Vicky I have left you a comment on your blog re comment luv.

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  13. This is really useful, I need to get this sorted!

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  14. Thank you so much, I'm going to do this later. :)

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    1. Great its good that you find this post useful.

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  15. Thank you for sharing this, I just added it to my blog!!

    Georgie xx

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    1. I am so glad Georgie, glad it helped you out.

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  16. Ooo fabulous! I will add this to both of my blogs later. Thank you so much for sharing :D

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper | An Undomestic Goddess

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  17. Ahh never even thought about this before. Thanks for this post! I'll be doing it on my blog later xx

    Niki xx

    nikiniknak.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thats great Nicola do let me know how you get on.

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  18. This is fab did not know about this thanks or the share .x

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  19. great article, Thanks for the post, will be looking to update my blog
    The Diary Of A Jewellery Lover

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    1. Thats good Mellissa I am glad this post is useful to all

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  20. I need to add mine! I am on wordpress so i think can get a plug in but it actually hadn't occurred to me until recently so thanks for the reminder!

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  21. Every time I see it on another site I think to myself that I need to get one sorted and I never do it. I'm going to do this tomorrow now using your very easy instructions so thank you :D xx

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    1. Michelle I hope it works fine for you tomorrow.

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  22. Thank you Thank you!!
    I've been trying to do this for ages. It worked

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    1. I am so glad .Its great when instructions work..:)

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  23. Gosh, I am such a novice with Blogger - I doubt I'll ever really learn, but when someone wants help as a wordpress user I do feel a bit at sea. Thanks for a well written clear post - I'll send anyone here who asks me!

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  24. EXCELLENT tutorial Nayna! Karen

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  25. It's the same one I use and I blogged about it when I first put mine up. It is important to keep up with all the guidelines and I never saw a drop in traffic. I think people are used to these now.

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  26. Hello Nayna , a very helpfull post indeed and something that I have been meaning to do for a long time ! One query though - does the HTML work for wordpress.com blogs? if not can you share the appropriate HTML code if possible ? Cheers!

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  27. This is a great series of "how to" posts you are doing. Thankfully this is one of the few things I've actually done.

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  28. I can't find this option on wordpress ;(

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    1. For Word press

      http://wordpress.org/plugins/cookie-law-info/installation/

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  29. Interesting and great advice. I gather from other comments that it is different to set up in wordpress. Will look into it.

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  30. I have been thinking of doing this. I noticed above you commented about if you have adsense. I don't have that, so is this necessary?

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  31. Good clear guide. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. After hours of trying to sort mine, I was sent to your guide. Sorted within minutes! Thank you so much.

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