You’ve probably noticed that every website you visit these days seems to feature a cookie notice. You might be wondering if one of those cookie consent notices is required for my website. And, assuming that’s the case, how do I go about making a cookie banner for my website?
To the first question, the answer is “probably.” And as for the second question, that is the subject of this piece!
The rest of this essay will provide you with an overview of whether or not your website requires a cookie consent banner. Then, without requiring any specific knowledge, we’ll walk you through how to use Social Proofy to generate a cookie consent banner for your website.
What kinds of websites exactly require a cookie banner?
If you want to stay on the right side of European Union legislation, you’ll undoubtedly require a cookie consent banner if your website attracts visitors from the European Union.
The European Union’s cookie rules, which were first implemented in 2011 and expanded with the GDPR in 2018, effectively require that you obtain “clear, informed consent” from visitors before using cookies that monitor user data.
Although not every website utilizes tracking cookies, given the prevalence of tools like Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, social network share buttons, and others, there’s a strong likelihood that yours does.
As a result, most sites that get visitors from the European Union require a cookie consent banner in practice. And in today’s global world, it includes the vast majority of websites.
A condensed version of a long story:
If you wish to comply with European Union standards, you’ll almost certainly need a cookie consent banner!
Here’s what you should put in your cookie consent notice:
A cookie banner’s objective is to obtain informed consent to utilize cookies before visitors begin using your site.
As a result, you must:
So, you’re in need of a cookie banner. Now, where are you going to put it?
You can put your cookie banner wherever you want, as long as it’s prominent enough to draw attention and obtain informed consent from readers. Let’s start with a few examples, and then we’ll show you how to replicate any of them on your own website without writing a single line of code.
The cookie consent banner in the bottom bar
The cookie consent banner at the top of the bar
The cookie consent banner that slides
With only a few clicks, you can add these cookie banners to your website.
If any of these examples appeal to you, you can include them on your website in a matter of minutes. To see them in action, go through the collection of cookie consent banners below and click the “See live preview” buttons. Then choose the one you wish to use on your website and follow the simple step-by-step instructions while in live preview mode.
Examples of cookie consent messages
As you may have seen, some websites utilize formal, lengthy cookie notices, while others only provide quick notice. Both options are acceptable as long as the point is conveyed.
Despite the small amount of space, this cookie notification contains a brief explanation of why the website owner collects cookies. We strongly advise expressing these reasons because it provides transparency and increases the trustworthiness of your website.
If you need more detailed terminology, consider the following three examples:
If you’re feeling extra creative, add a cute image to your cookie banner and use humor in your copy.
When you choose to upload a picture to your Social Proofy dashboard, you have a lot of options. You may also upload photos from your computer.
It’s time to include a cookie notice on your website.
If you’re looking for more cookie consent examples, Termsfeed, terms, and conditions generator website, has a decent roundup. If you’re ready to create a professional-looking cookie message for your website, utilize the Social Proofy cookie widget right now.