Privacy and cookies


According to the Wikipedia privacy policy is a statement or a legal document (in privacy law) that discloses some or all of the ways a party gathers, uses, discloses, and manages a customer or client’s data. It fulfills a legal requirement to protect a customer or client’s privacy.

on May 25, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. Under the GDPR act EU citizens got the power to control the personal information they wish to share online. To know more on how Enfold theme is GDPR Compliant please check the GDPR blog post.

GDPR Settings

Enfold theme is GDPR ready! To access the GDPR Settings go to Enfold > Privacy and Cookies. Here you can change the settings for the following:

  • Comment form
  • Contact forms
  • MailChimp contact forms
  • Login forms
  • Registration forms

Cookie consent message bar

A cookie consent message bar appears at the bottom of the page and displays a message to the web site user about the cookies.

To enable the cookie consent message bar please go to Enfold > Privacy and Cookies

How to style the cookie consent message bar?

To style your Cookie consent message bar, go to Enfold options > Advanced styling and select the Cookie Consent Message Bar from the drop-down list.

Cookie consent modal window

Did you know that you can link the GDPR modal window to a custom button? You can then display the GDPR button anywhere on the site using a shortcode. Here the users can enable and disable any of the GDPR options as seen in the below screenshot.

You need to download and install the Enfold Privacy Addon plugin. After the plugin is activated you will notice the extra options at the bottom of the Privacy and Cookies tab in Enfold theme options. 

Here go ahead and check the options “Activate the shortcode” before saving your settings.

Lastly, just copy the shortcode provided here to your page or post where you want to display a button that opens the GDPR options in a modal window.

Can users update the cookie settings?

If you are looking for a way to provide your users with an option to select the cookie options then yes it is possible with the shortcode list provided in Enfold Options > Privacy and Cookie.

Copy the below shortcode on to your site where you like to display the cookie consent option. Preferably, you can add it to your privacy page.

[av_privacy_google_tracking] - allows a user to disable google tracking in his or her browser

[av_privacy_google_webfonts] - allows a user to disable the use of Google web fonts in his or her browser

[av_privacy_google_maps] - allows a user to disable the use of google maps in his or her browser

[av_privacy_video_embeds] - allows a user to disable video embeds in his or her browser

[av_privacy_link] - displays a link to the privacy policy page set in your WordPress admin panel or to a custom page