How to Create a Cookie Law Box on Joomla Site
- by Naveen Kumar
- on Tutorials
Want to make your Joomla website safe for visitors by setting up a Cookie law box, but don’t know how to do that?
No more looking elsewhere, I have got you all covered. Cookie Law box is a good looking way of asking visitors their consent to accept the cookies that your site uses while browsing. This means that after accepting, both the parties comply with the EU cookie laws and that they are now safe to share their “piece” with you.
This article will now help you set up the cookie box for a Joomla website for both professionals and noob website owners and tell why it is important.
What are Cookies?
These cookies are definitely not the ones that you have just baked in your oven with choco chip filling.
Internet cookies are not as delicious as they might sound because they are like short term memory for the web stored in browsers to keep a little track of your activity. These are then sent to servers to recall information the next time you visit similar sites.
Though they aren’t harmful like your choc chip cookies but can be if given in the hands of hackers. To avoid such mishappenings you should only accept cookies from sites you trust are safe & secure, and for that, we have the cookie law box that requires your consent to accept website cookies under the law.
What is Cookies Consent?
This consent is compelled by the EU cookie law, to protect online privacy and make people aware of how the information is shared, stored & used online. The visitor has a choice to accept or reject it.
Why is it Important?
How To Display a Cookie Law Box on a Joomla Site?
Now comes the main part, that is how would you integrate the cookie box on your Joomla website?
This article will explain the use of the EngageBox in your Joomla, which you can easily download from HERE.
What is EngageBox
As the name suggests, you can create different attractive popups to engage the attention of your potential visitors and turn them into your permanent subscribers. It is a multi-purpose box that aims at achieving one of the best targets with its advanced targeting feature that even adapts with real-time for some amazing conversions.
Using the EngageBox you can create different types of popups in different shapes and sizes, that are mobile-friendly, easily customizable, and even have smart triggers(maybe smartest also!). It even has lots of pre-designed popup styles that might help if you are suffering from a creative block!
How to Create the Cookie Law Box?
Creating Using Ready To Use Templates
EngageBox offers you ready to use Cookie box templates so you don’t need to work on configuring the box. You just need to choose the template and it will configure all the settings automatically.
You still will be able to customize the settings as per your requirements if needed. So to use the ready-made templates, navigate to EngageBox under Components, and click on New to create a new pop up.
As soon as you click on the New, it will open a template library in the popup box. Search for the Cookie and it will display a few templates. Choose any template of your wish and you are done with creating Cookie Law Box popup on your Joomla site.
Creating From Scratch
If you didn't find a suitable template in the library. You can create a new popup box from the scratch with the help of the blank template. So to create a new Cookie Law box from scratch, you have to follow the following steps.
Creating A Content Box
- Go to Component >> EngageBox >> New Blank popup/ Choose a pre-designed popup.
- Enter the Box Title in the given space.
- And select the Box Type option on the right as Freetext.
- Add your Content in the editor or write the HTML by switching the text editor.
Triggering The Cookie Box
Under the Trigger setting, you can set that when the popup should be triggered, what should be the position, how soon it should display and other settings like Limit Expressions, Animations, etc.
Styling the Box
To style the box, navigate to Appearance Tab. Here you have all the styling options. You can style each and every element of the box as per your need.
This is how you can create a cookie law box for your Joomla site using EngageBox.
Apart from this, you can use GDPR Joomla Extension as well to make your Joomla site compatible with the latest EU Law on data protection and user privacy.