Cookie Control Module for Joomla 3

With an elegant user-interface that doesn't hurt the look and feel of your site, Cookie Control is a mechanism for controlling user consent for the use of cookies on their computer.


1. Click the download button below and install the module in the usual manner, by logging into your Joomla site's administration panel and navigating to extensions > extension manager > install.

2. After receipt of the message 'Installing module was successful', go to extensions > module manager and publish the Cookie Control by Civic module in an active position on your template.

Please note, that the actual positioning of the cookie control widget is handled by the options set in the module parameters.

3. Ensure that you have set your API Key and License in the module options, as this contains crucial information for enabling cookie control v6 on your site.

4. Click save, and you're all done. Good job!


API Key Error

Your API key relates to a specific host domain. So might work, but (without the www) might not. Be sure that you enter the correct host domain when registering for your API key.

The recommended way of avoiding this problem is to create a 301 redirect so all requests to get forwarded to This may have SEO benefits too as it makes it very clear to search engines which is the canonical (one true) domain.

Is installing and configuring the plugin enough for compliance?

Only if the only cookies your site uses are the Google Analytics ones. If other plugins set cookies, it is possible that you will need to write additional JavaScript.

To determine what cookies your site uses do a Cookie Audit. You will need to do this in any case in order to have a compliant privacy policy. It is your responsibility as a webmaster to know what cookies your site sets, what they do and when they expire. If you don't you may need to consult whoever put your site together.

I'm getting an error message / Cookie Control isn't working?

Support for Cookie Control is available via the forum:!forum/cookiecontrol

Get your API Key Download Cookie Control for Joomla 3

There is also a module for Joomla 2.5.

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