Cookie Control from CIVIC

Documentation and support


Cookie Control is a JavaScript module designed to manage consent for your website's cookies. It provides compliance with the UK ICO's directives, the EU cookie legislation - namely the General Data Protection Regulation's (GDPR) guidelines on the use of cookies, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and since version 9.3 the Brazilian General Data Protection Act (LGPD).

As long as you have the ability to add JavaScript, the module will work on any website or e-commerce platform and may be integrated with any JS library. This includes popular Google products such as Tag Manager and Universal Analytics; advertising aids such as the Facebook Pixel, and sharing tools such as AddThis.

To upgrade to the latest stable version, v9.8, if you are not using the 9.x option, please refer to it as below:

<!-- Latest Stable Version 9.8 -->
<script src="https://cc.cdn.civiccomputing.com/9/cookieControl-9.8.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

If you are using the 9.x option then the upgrade is automatic:

<!-- Latest Stable Version -->`
<script src="https://cc.cdn.civiccomputing.com/9/cookieControl-9.x.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

For a list of changes of all available versions, please choose the Changelog from the left side menu.


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Plugins are also available for Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla!, so if you use one of these platforms and prefer to explore the available options within the CMS itself, simply install the relevant one and the configuration pages will guide you through how best to set it up for your needs.


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Before exploring the configuration options further and outlining what Cookie Control can do; we feel it is important to go through the limitations so that you can assess whether or not the module is right for you.

First, no JavaScript module can remove all cookies that your site may set; and that's for good reason. It helps to safeguard your site and its users from potential security vulnerabilities. Cookie Control is no different, and in certain scenarios the most we can do is inform the user of the action they need to take.

Second, we cannot know all the ways that your site may set cookies, and require you to accurately set your own configuration. Should you do this, Cookie Control will provide users with an accessible means of explicitly granting, and revoking consent.

Please note, Cookie Control does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals due to insufficient and varied browser support. The W3C disbanded the DNT working group in Januaray 2019, though you may still be required to detail that you do not respond to DTN signals in your privacy policy.
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