Cookies Consent Warning in elgg

The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, tablet, smartphone, etc. In this article I will show you how to display a “cookie consent warning” in elgg


Elgg networks must comply with the “Cookie Law”. Despite having a well structured terms and policy, you need to display a warning that you use cookies within elgg to your users, always.

Getting Started

1. Download the Elgg Cookie Consent Plugin for elgg. This plugin is based on the Silktide Cookieconsent script, which provides a user friendly way to display the cookie warning.

2. Upload and install the plugin.

Note: If you don’t know how to install a plugin in elgg, please read this tutorial.

3. Use your Administrator account to sign into elgg. In the Admin Dashboard, go to menu “Configure -> Plugins” and activate the Elgg cookieconsent plugin:

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4. Go to menu “Configure -> Settings -> Elgg Cookie Consent” to set up the plugin:

elgg cookie consent settings

5. Let’s configure the plugin by adding a nice message telling users that you use cookies on your site and need their consent. For the purposes of this tutorial, I will write “This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. “.

Note: If you have a page for more information about the “Cookie Warning”, you can add it here as well:

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6. After saving your changes, run the upgrade.php script.

7. And that’s it! Your “Cookies Warning” will be displayed to users!

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This concludes Cookies Consent Warning in elgg

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Rodolfo Hernandez

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