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Cookie Wise


In accordance with european legislation, and especially the Dutch situation, this plugin adds a status bar for visitors. In the status bar, a message is displayed with the option to accept cookies. After the message, a link to a page is added for more information.


The plugin prevents cookies by the Analytics plugin by Yoast, and ShareThis. Until a visitor accepts cookies, their visits won’t show up in Google Analytics!


  1. Install the plugin via Add Plugin (or upload the folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory)
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add a page to your site with more background info about the cookies on your site.
  4. Go to Settings > Cookie Wise, select the new page for more info, optionally change texts and colors.


Which cookies are disabled?

The plugin disables the cookies set by the following plugins:

  1. Google Analytics by Yoast
  2. ShareThis by ShareThis

Until a visitor accepts cookies, these cookies won’t be set. You will not see these visits to your site in Google Analytics.

WordPress cookies are considered functional and therefore not disabled.

Can I suggest other cookies to disable?

Sure! Let me know the plugin name in the support forums, and I’ll look into it.

Why does this plugin set a cookie?

To disable the statusbar, and to remember if a visitor has accepted or rejected cookies, the plugin sets a cookie.

What’s up with the name of this plugin?

This plugin got its name from greatest film quote ever, from The Apartment (1960) by Billy Wilder:

That's the way it crumbles -- cookie wise.


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Contributors & Developers

“Cookie Wise” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • added warning: until a visitor accepts cookies, you won’t see them in Google Analytics if you use Yoast his plugin.


  • fixed a php warning about missing function section_position()


  • added icons for the plugin
  • updated ‘tested up to:’ to WordPress 4.0
  • added some extra help info


  • fixed typo in options for screen position


  • added option to show bar at bottom of screen
  • option to specifiy a blogpost in the link for more information
  • show defaults in options screen when options not set
  • tested in WordPress 3.5 beta 3


  • Initial version
  • supports Google Analytics plugin by Yoast
  • supports ShareThis plugin ShareThis