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Cookie Banner

Ben Gillbanks edited this page Sep 12, 2019 · 10 revisions

Toolbelt adds a simple cookie banner to your site.

This will show for visitors until they press the small cross dismissing the banner. It will then use a cookie that lasts for 365 days to hide the banner.

If you have setup a privacy policy page in your site settings then the Cookie Banner module will link to it.

Close, Accept, Decline

By default the banner displays a close button to close the banner, this simply dismisses the banner. If the toolbelt_cookies_accepted action has functions assigned then the buttons will switch automatically to 'accept' and 'decline'.



The toolbelt_cookies_accepted action should contain javascript code that will be executed when the cookie banner is accepted. If the banner is not accepted it will be ignored.

function my_cookies_accepted() {
// Output javascript. The script tags will be added through the plugin so don't add them.
console.log( 'cookies accepted' );
add_action( 'toolbelt_cookies_accepted', 'my_cookies_accepted' );



You can filter the message with the filter toolbelt_cookie_message.

function my_cookie_banner_message( $message ) {
    return 'My site uses cookies!';
add_filter( 'toolbelt_cookie_message', 'my_cookie_banner_message' );

If you wanted to add a custom link you could use:

function my_cookie_banner_message( $message ) {
    return 'My site uses cookies <a href="">Read More</a>!';
add_filter( 'toolbelt_cookie_message', 'my_cookie_banner_message' );


With this filter you can change the text used on the accept, decline, and close buttons.

function my_cookie_button_text( $text ) {
    $text['accept'] = 'Yes please';
    $text['decline'] = 'Nope';
    $text['close'] = 'Close';
    return $text;
add_filter( 'toolbelt_cookie_button_text', 'my_cookie_button_text' );

CSS Customizations

Adjust the font size

The cookie bar font size inherits the themes base font size. If this is too big/ small then it can be easily tweaked with the following CSS:

.toolbelt_cookie_wrapper { font-size: 18px; }

Google Analytics Tracking

To add Google Analytics tracking that is GDPR compliant (I am not a lawyer, but I think this is ok), you should do the following.

  • Remove any Google Analytics plugins or scripts you are currently using.
  • Enable the Cookie Banner Module.
  • Customize the script below with your own UA id, and then add it to your theme, or a custom plugin.
function my_cookie_script() {
window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
function gtag() { dataLayer.push( arguments ); }

var google_analytics = document.createElement( 'script' );
google_analytics.src = '';
document.head.appendChild( google_analytics );

google_analytics.onload = function() {
	gtag( 'js', new Date() );
	gtag( 'config', 'UA-XXXX-Y' );


add_action( 'toolbelt_cookies_accepted', 'my_cookie_script' );

This script will be executed for anyone who presses the 'accept' button in the cookie banner. It will ignore anybody who does not accept the cookie banner.

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