DJ-CookieMonster

DJ-CookieMonster

The law of EU requires that websites ask users for consent to use web cookies. DJ-Cookiemonster is a lightweight and versatile Joomla plugin for informing your visitors about the cookie policy. The plugin comes with 8 different styles and many customization options. You can even display a module in the message box.

version

1.8

updated

Oct 2 2020

9 different styles

Theme - choose one of the 9 available themes.

  • Style1 - simple gray box
  • Style2 - simple yellow box
  • Style3 - Cookie Monster style with some graphics
  • Style4 - Grey box with rounded corners that automatically fits your template width
  • Style5 - Circled Red
  • Style6 - Circled Black
  • Style7 - Circled White
  • Style8 - Transparent black box
  • Style 9 - Notification on the center of the screen with a blurred website in the background

Basic options

Once you enter the DJ-CookieMonster plugin you'll find settings:

  • Test mode - this feature is needed when you initially setup the plugin, with this setting the message will be displayed every time you enter the site, so you can check all the settings before going live.
  • Show once - with this feature enabled you can set the plugin to display the message only once with the first visit of the user. Every page change will make the message disappear and it will not show up again.

Customize message, links, labels and more

Once you enter the DJ-CookieMonster plugin you'll find settings:

  • Close button text - here you can enter your own custom text for close button.
  • Width - this is the width of the message. By default it's set for 100% so the message appears as a full width bar in the top or bottom of your template. You can change it to other values - for example 980px. This way the message can fit more to your template design. This feature does not apply for "System Message" target type.
  • Height - this is the height of the message. You can change it to other values - for example 20px. This way the message can fit more to your template design. This feature does not apply for "System Message" target type.
  • Fixed position - if set to "Yes" the message will overlay the template. When it's set to "No" the message will display below or over the template.

Test mode

Enable test mode to check where the message fit best and what style to choose, once you're ready disable the test option.

Select where to display message

Target - with this setting you can determine where the message will be displayed on your Joomla installation, possible options are:

  • Top - default setting - message will be displayed in top of your website
  • Bottom - message will be displayed in the bottom of your website
  • System Message - message will be displayed in the "System message" area of your template (please not that your template needs to have this position - but most templates do)

Time management

Select if you want to show the message once, or if it should be back after certain time. You can enter the value of the cookie life in days. For example, if you type 30, the cookie will remember to NOT to display the message again during the 30 days from the first visit, then after 30 days the message will appear again.

Easy source management

You can decide what should be the source of the message. It can be:

  • Plugin - once you choose that option the message will apear as filled in this plugin
  • Module - select module that will be displayed in the message area

How to setup and use DJ-CookieMonster

Tell your visitors about the cookie policy

 

version

1.7.3

updated

Jun 29 2020