WordPress plugin highlight: Cookie Notice
You all know what a huge fan I am of using WordPress for my business website! One of the reasons is its variety of plugins.
What are plugins?
WordPress plugins are bits of software that can be uploaded to to extend and expand the functionality of your WordPress site. So, basically, if you want to add something to your website – like a poll or a form, or a special gallery, you go into the WordPress plugin directory and search on what you’d like to do. There’s a good chance you’ll find it!
(Tempted to use WordPress.org as your hosting platform? My advice? DON’T. Because only self-hosted WordPress sites are permitted the use of plugins. I’m a huge fan of SiteGround for WordPress hosting.)
Today, I’d like to give my kudos to the Cookie Notice for GDPR plugin.
This plugin or something similar is necessary and important in order to make sure your website is GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliant. GDPR is a regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states.
And non-compliance could cost companies dearly, so if you have a website, definitely make sure you have your GDPR compliance notice in place especially if you live or have customers in the EU.
I recommend this plugin for all websites, regardless of whether or not you live in the EU. One cannot be too careful, after all, plus it’s important to be clear about the data that you are collecting from your users.
There are several free plugins available, but Cookie Notice is my favorite and you’ll see it used on this site:
It’s easily configurable and only takes a minute or two to set up!