cookie banner

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A cookie banner is an overlay on a website that usually covers content to inform users about the cookies which are used on a site.

Opt-in

With Opt-in users are usually shown are highlighted cookie banner as soon as a site is visîted which asks for permission to set cookies. Often there is also an option to allow only specific cookies.

Opt-out

With Opt-out cookies are set by default as soon as a users visits a site. After cookies are already set the user can decide to opt-out.

This option is not compliant with the GDPR and shouldn't be used.

Bad examples

Sometimes cookie banners are designed in such a way that it is nearly impossible to not allow all cookies. This happpens mainly with:

  • Misleading button names,
  • Close button for cookie banner is diffult to find or not available at all.

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