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Cookie Manager – Quarantining Content in RapidWeaver

The EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect on May 25, 2018 has caused many Weavers to fall into a state of panic.
When you go online, your IP at the very least, is broadcast to the world and can potentially be [mis]used to identify you. The EU ePrivacy directive of 2012 which stipulates that websites accessible in the EU must display a 'cookie' warning is no longer sufficient to appease the prevalent phishing paranoia. The regulations are getting stricter…

Currently. one of the biggest questions is how can a RapidWeaver user safely, easily and compliantly display content based on user consent?

Take for example some analytics tracking code or a Google map. How can this type of content be configured to load only if a user clicks a button and explicitly opts-in or opts-out?
At present it is almost impossible to do this without some really complicating coding. Although some solutions claim to offer a fix, a quick look in the browser console reveals a horror-show of invasive scripting and tracking cookies continuing to download in the background, irregardless of consent having being granted or not. This is simply not good enough for GDPR compliance!

Stacks4Stacks has a new solution available – CookieManager, a free stack that will quarantine portions of your page until your visitor has given her/his consent to allow cookies.
When you drop CookieManager into a Stacks page, it will initially display a container for True and False content i.e. stacks that may be displayed if the visitor has consented to cookies, or alternate stacks that are displayed if the visitor has declined. So, for instance, you could add a Google Map to the True container and an image of the map to the false container; if your 'Accept' button is clicked the interactive map will be loaded from Google Maps; if 'Decline' is clicked, your non-interactive map is displayed and no information is passed on to Google.

CookieManager's second state allows you to add buttons to modify, accept, or decline user cookies. Multiple instances of CookieManager can be used on the same page, allowing the discriminative display of varying content.

CookieManager – S4S


Stack settings
Setup Mode – Get Cookie (default), Delete Cookie, Modify Cookie, Set Cookie
Cookie Name
Cookie Value – Default 'True'
Cookie Expiration – Mins
Button Label
Button Classes
Reload On Click


Whilst CookieManager isn't the be all and end all solution to the pending GPDR regulations, the free stack goes a long way to making your website more compliant with the new laws that affect us all and will allow many Weavers to sleep better at night.

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