What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files containing data that are placed on your computer via the browser when you visit a website. Cookies are a helpful - and necessary - tool for website owners, as they can store many different types of data, which are essential for running a well-functioning website.
Cookies can also contain different information about things like how a website visitor uses a website, their location, or language preferences, or be used with adtech to track user’s online activity to target visitors with relevant ads. This can be useful for marketing purposes or to create a personalized user experience.
Don't Have a Cookie Banner?
No problem! We've got you covered. Visual Visitor has a built-in cookie consent tool customizable to your website. Just check a box and follow the steps below.
How to Configure Your Cookie Consent Banner Inside of Visual Visitor.
Inside your dashboard go to 'Configuration -> Installation'.
In the installation tab, you will have a pre-checked box down at the bottom. This box will say 'Add Cookie Consent Banner to Script.'
Check the Cookie Consent box. You should notice a demo banner at the bottom of your screen. Take note of this for later.
From here you will select 'Cookie Consent' next to 'Instructions' at the top.
This will pull up a page where you can customize your cookie banner.
Fill out the Required Company Information. You must enter all of your company information as it's requested.
Unsure what your company domain is? Your domain is basically your website name. Anything after the www. is your domain. For example, our domain for Visual Visitor is visualvisitor.com. Simple as that.
Your Position. Where would you like your cookies banner to show up on the screen? Remember the demo banner at the bottom of your screen? Whichever position you select, the demo banner that is at the bottom of your screen will change to the position selected. It is automatically set up for the Banner bottom.
Where would you like your cookies banner to show up on the screen? Whichever position you select, the demo banner that was at the bottom of your screen earlier will change to the position selected. Notice how when we select a different option, the demo moves. Pick whichever you think will look best for your site.
Going down the line, you can change your Theme. This will change the look of your cookie consent button.
Notice how when I select "classic" the look of the banner changes slightly, with the biggest change being to the Accept button.
The Color tab changes the color of your cookie banner. You can use your color HSL, use your HEX codes, drag the scale, or RGB. This can match your website theme and company colors, or something totally different.
Just click on the paint palette to choose your colors. The demo banner will change as you select different shades.
Your Custom Text. This changes the default verbiage within the banner.
You can also change the verbiage for the Accept and Dismiss buttons, which is Decline and Allow Cookies on our screen. If you're happy with the way everything looks hit save.
After you select Save Changes you will see a green box in the upper right-hand corner and you will have a box pop up in the middle of the screen. Select 'close' and your banner is ready.
After you select Close you will be back at the Cookie Consent screen. Nothing else needs to be done here unless you are unhappy with the way something looks. In this case, you will adjust where it's needed and save it when you're done.
Please note this can take up to 5 minutes to appear on your website.
If you do not wish to use our cookie banner and have one of your own