Cookies are small pieces of data which are stored on the computers or mobile devices of site visitors. They are used to gather information about the site visitor. Also it tells the computer if the user already visited a specific site once before so he e.g. has not to sign up every time he visits the site again.
The EU Cookie law states that site owners have to inform visitors about their usage of cookies. It was created to save and protect the privacy of site visitors.
There are myriad of jQuery cookie plugins out there by which you can setup cookies for your websites and applications. Below you will find some of the best jQuery Cookie Plugins for handling cookies for your websites. Let us know If you are aware of any other cookie plugin by posting a comment below.
2. jQuery CookieBar
A simple, lightweight jQuery plugin for creating a notification bar that is dismissable and dismiss is saved by cookie. Perfect for implementing the new eu cookielaw.
6. Divas Cookies
11. jQuery Cookie Compliancy
This plugin supports two ‘opt’ methods. You can either use ‘opt-in’ where users explicitly have to accept cookies before they’re used or you can use ‘opt-out’ which automatically opts users into cookies and they must explicitly click disallow to remove the cookie-related scripts. You now also have the option to define a page where users are sent if they ever decline cookies.
15. Fortune Cookie Consent Policy Script
All you have to do is to configure the script as you like, and the warning message is created and ready to be added to your web site. In fact, for most people, the configuration phase takes less than 5 minutes.