The issue seems to be trivial. You can, after all, put a proper message in the footer and that's it. You can also install a plug-in X to CMS Y and the problem will be solved, after all, you can find paid or free scripts or write such a script yourself. Whatever we finally choose, we will always face the same question at the beginning.How to put information about cookies on your website!".

What are cookies?

These are small text files that a website sends to a visitor's browser. The file is stored on your computer and then used by the website that placed it to identify you, track your activity on the website, and store other data that the website needs to function properly, such as maintaining products in your shopping cart, etc.

Who should publish information about cookies?

As you already know, cookies are used to make a website function properly, so you may ask why then you are obliged to inform internet users of their use. The controversial issue here is the use of cookies for marketing purposes, i.e. to track the actions of a given user on our website. This controversy resulted in an amendment to the Telecommunications Act in 2013, which imposed an obligation on every website owner to inform Internet users about the fact of using cookies. Currently, virtually every website uses cookies. Static websites are an exception, but there are very few of them, and even on them if you use external tools such as Google Analytics or Facebook pixel, you will cause cookies to be stored in the visitor's browser. You are therefore obliged to inform them of this fact.

How do I know if a website uses cookies?

Launch the page you want to analyse in the Chrome browser. Then right-click anywhere on it and select "Examine item" from the context menu.

examine the element

This will launch the developer console where in the top menu you need to find the "Application" tab. Click on it and then from the left column select "Cookies". If the website saves cookies you will have detailed information about this here.


As you can see there are files on my site and they store various data. This means that I am obliged to inform you about the fact that the website uses cookies.

Ok then how do I put cookie information on the site?

If you know me and you know what my blog is about, you know very well that I mainly focus on websites using the system CMS WordPress. Placing a cookie message on this system is very simple and basically only requires you to install the appropriate plugin for this purpose. The most popular of these are:

cookie notice


The plugin allows you to display a message about the use of cookies and ensures, in this field, compliance with the currently applicable provisions of the RODO. You can download it at:

cookies consent

Another plug-in that fulfils an analogous role is GDPR Cookie Consent, which you can download here:


Of the free solutions, I also recommend your attention to the GDPR plugin, which not only allows you to display information about cookies, but also allows you to manage your defined consents. You can download the plugin at:

ultimate gdpr

When it comes to paid plugins, you should definitely take a look at this one, the "Ultimate GDPR". The plugin includes virtually everything you need to fully satisfy the requirements imposed in 2018 by RODO. Not only will you display information about cookies - here I should add that the plugin has a built-in cookie scanner, which helps inform internet users about the cookies currently in use - but you can also use it to provide internet users with forms to request deletion of data, requests for insight, anonymisation, etc...

You can buy the plug-in on the website:


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