Getting Started

Step 1

Configure your Banner

When you upgrade your domain through WordPress, your banner is pre-configured with Default Settings based on the latest guidelines from over 100+ countries, and emerging standards from leading international organizations like the IEEE. 

Go to your Configuration page and click "Publish" now to ensure the default banner is active on your site before customizing your installation. 

Subscribers experiencing changes to their existing design can click here to learn about the recent changes
Explore and populate the sections in the Configuration page
  • Metrics: displays the visitor's consent record and a list of blocked / allowed 3rd parties directly in the fully expanded level of the banner
  • Privacy Paper: displays helpful data privacy and consent information to visitors
  • Privacy Contact: allows you to provide contact information for a business's data privacy admin, as well as helpful links to external data privacy resources

Publishing the new banner is as simple as clicking the Publish button on the Configuration page. Check out our knowledge base for more info on Banner Configurations

When you click Publish, the banner configuration is saved, and a javascript file with the configuration parameters is pushed to the WordPress backend. Once the banner is published, the application will begin capturing consent event data. Event data for number of visits, consent activity, and most common browser languages are displayed by default on the Dashboard.  

Step 2

Setup Autoblocking

Autoblocking is pre-configured with a database of service providers and URL patterns for cookie scripts and iFrames. You can add, edit, or delete Providers and URL patterns based on the services running on your domain.  

Check the position of your Autoblocking script

Access your site's HEADER file either manually or via your WordPress theme (here's how) and make sure the blocking script is placed just below the <head> tag. Your site may be using services that force their tracking script above our blocking script, which prevents it from properly blocking cookies.

The structure should look as follows: 

    	<script type="text/javascript" src>...</script> 
    	<script type="text/javascript" src="//"></script> 	

With enforcement of compliance violations increasing with each new law / guideline, we believe it is more important for us as a trusted consent vendor to do everything in our power to help you stay ahead of these laws and remove the risk to your business. 

You can view the default settings LIVE by visiting

Step 3

Monitor your Consent Activity

After the banner is published on your domain, data will begin updating every hour on your Dashboard. Check the Dashboard to see total number of visits on your domain, top languages of your visitors, banner accept rate, and more.  

Here's a summary of the visitor benefits introduced in the recent release 

  • Site visitors are now given three (3) equal choices that represent different configurations of consent. 
    • The goal of this 3-choice architecture is to eliminate the dark pattern of imbalanced choice between "Accept" and "Reject". 
  • Site visitors can now set the Duration of their consent directly in the first level of the banner
    • This is now being proposed under several current and draft laws, and we're making it available now to remain ahead of these future requirements.
  • Site visitors can now view examples of the Data Types collected and shared under each Purpose Category in the second level of the banner
    • This aligns with the "informed" principle under GDPR, and gives visitors more context regarding their data sharing permissions
  • Site visitors can now view a list of blocked / allowed 3rd parties based on their Data Access Level in the third level of the banner
    • This is an active requirement in some EU jurisdictions, as well as a proposed requirement in upcoming legislation
  • Site visitors now have access to Data Controller information in the fourth level of the banner
    • This is an active requirement in some EU jurisdictions, as well as a proposed requirement in upcoming legislation
The most critical and noticeable change is the introduction of the 3-choice architecture, which gives site visitors the ability to decide between accepting none, some, or all cookies through packaged choices called "Data Access Levels".

Why "Data Access Levels"?

Data Access Levels fundamentally change the consent experience by motivating people to understand and control the level of data access they give to your website. We believe that when people understand their data privacy and consent choices, and the consequences of those choices, they can control who can access which data for what purposes. Consent becomes less of a binary decision based in fear or frustration, and more of an informed decision based on a person’s relationship with the business behind the website.

Precious Metal Categories (Silver, Gold, Platinum)

We use Precious Metals to represent the three Data Access Levels for the following reasons:
  • Familiarity: People are familiar with these terms in other contexts, such as credit cards and airline rewards programs
  • Power Dynamic: These terms change the power dynamic by asking people to issue a level of access based on how much they trust your business
  • Recognition: People will see similar consent experiences across multiple websites over time, and using these unique terms makes it easier to establish a recognizable standard


  • "Private" "Balanced" "Personalised"
  • "Reject All" "Accept Some" "Accept All"

The Intentional Consent framework + Privacy Experience introduced in the latest version of Cookie Compliance is designed to demonstrate an evolved form of consent that explicitly targets the "dark patterns" in data collection. We are methodically introducing this new solution to market with the support of government bodies, standards organizations, and Fortune 500 companies, who believe that the imbalanced relationship between consumers and corporations has reached a tipping point when it comes to privacy and consent online. We hope to have your support in this endeavor as well, and look forward to building a more sustainable future together. 

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