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CCM19 WordPress Cookie Plugin

If you have a WordPress website, you are obliged to inform your visitors about non-essential cookies. How can you ensure that your website meets the strict requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) while at the same time overcoming the technical challenges?

The WordPress cookie plugin in conjunction with the CCM19 tool offers an elegant solution.

With the CCM19 cookie plugin, you can easily and quickly adapt your website to the data protection requirements of the European Union.

In this article, we will show you how to create a GDPR-compliant cookie banner for WordPress in just a few simple steps.

The WordPress plugin from CCM19 allows you to set up legally compliant cookie banners on websites. It is important to note that the creation of the cookie banner takes place outside of WordPress. This approach sets the plugin apart from other WordPress plugins on the market.

CCM19 is a user-friendly cookie consent manager that can be used by both users with and without coding knowledge.

Here are some of the key features of the CCM19 plugin:

  • Legally compliant cookie banners: meets the requirements of the GDPR.
  • Easy configuration: Provides an innovative solution that simplifies the management of cookie notices
  • User-friendly and transparent: Supports the collection and management of user consents in a transparent manner
  • Intuitive usability for your visitors: Ideal for webmasters and website owners who value compliance and user experience.
  • Highly customizable: Easily adapts to the specific needs of your website. You can customize the look of the cookie banner to match your WordPress theme.

Unlike other cookie plugins for WordPress, the Consent Banner is not configured directly in the backend of a WordPress site, but via the CCM19 dashboard.

After completing the configuration of the banner, you will receive a script code. This should be inserted in the head section of your WordPress website so that the banner loads correctly and is displayed immediately when the website is visited.

Note for users with advanced WordPress knowledge:

It is not absolutely necessary to use our plugin to integrate the generated code into WordPress. Many themes and other plugins also allow you to insert code into the head area of your website. If you use a child theme, you can also integrate the CCM19 script there. However, we only recommend this for experienced users who are very familiar with the handling of WordPress themes.

Before we get to our detailed step-by-step guide, we will briefly introduce you to the complete setup process.
To set up a cookie banner in your WordPress website with CCM19 in a legally compliant manner, go through these three steps:

  1. Complete the onboarding process in CCM19:
    Register on the CCM19 platform and go through an automatic scan of your website to find out which services and plugins use cookies. After completing the onboarding process, you will receive a specific code snippet. You insert this into the <head> area of your WordPress page with the help of our WordPress plugin.
  2. Install the WordPress cookie plugin from CCM19:
    Download the CCM19 plugin from the WordPress plugin directory and install it.
  3. Integrate code snippet:
    Insert the code snippet into your website using our plugin.

Detailed instructions for each step follow to provide you with comprehensive support during implementation.

Step 1: Onboarding and initial configuration

Enter your domain:
After your first login to CCM19, a screen will appear.

  1. Enter the domain of your WordPress website in the field.
  2. To start the scan for cookies and scripts, confirm the security notice displayed.
  3. Click the green button to initiate the process.

  • Manual setup option:
    If you prefer a more individual configuration, the system also offers the option of skipping the automatic setup.
    You can make all settings yourself via the "Skip setup - I do everything manually" link.

Checking the scan results

Once the scan is complete, the system presents an overview of all WordPress plugins, scripts and cookies found. An entry is created for each resource found, listing the specific cookies and storage elements. Check whether all relevant services have been found.

 

  • Now click on the green button "Accept suggested data as your own and go to the next step"

Check imprint and data protection pages

The CCM19 system uses the analyses of your website carried out in advance to automatically identify the links to your legal notice and privacy policy. If these links are correctly identified, the system inserts them directly into the corresponding fields in the setup process.

Please check whether the correct links have been recognized. If the correct links were not found by the system, please enter the correct URL of the pages.

  • Now click on the green button "Save imprint and data protection and go to next step" to proceed to the next step.

Customization of placeholder texts

When setting up your cookie banner, you have the option of defining specific placeholders for your website that automatically insert essential company information:

  • {FIRMA}: Enter the name of your company.
  • {Firma_Datenschutz}add the link to your privacy policy.
  • {Firma_Ort}enter the location of your company.

Placeholder

  • Confirm the correct entry by clicking on the green button to continue.

Last step of onboarding: Embed code for your website is generated

At the end of the onboarding process in CCM19, you will receive the necessary embed code for your WordPress website.

Next, this code must be embedded in the head section of your website.

  • Please copy the embed code, it will be placed directly on your WordPress installation.

Once you have received the embed code from CCM19, the next important step is to install the WordPress plugin.

This special plugin developed for WordPress is free of charge and enables the seamless integration of the CCM19 Cookie Consent Manager into your WordPress website. Perform the installation and activate the plugin to be able to use the embed code.

  1. Log in to WordPress
    Log in to the backend of your WordPress website as usual
  2. Install plug in
    Navigate to the "Plugins" menu item in the dashboard of your WordPress site and select "Install".
    Enter "CCM19" in the search bar at the top right to find the required "CCM19 Integration" plugin directly.

  • Click on "Install now".
  • Then activate the plugin.
  • After you have installed and activated the plugin, you will now find the menu item "CCM19 Cookie Consent" under the settings in the left menu of your WordPress interface.
  • Navigate to this option to insert the code snippet you received earlier. You copied this code from onboarding or the CCM19 dashboard.
  • Paste it into the field provided and confirm the changes by clicking on "Save changes". This completes the setup of the cookie plugin on your website.

With the successful setup and activation of the CCM19 WordPress cookie plugin, your WordPress website is now able to obtain and display cookie consents from your visitors in accordance with data protection regulations.

How does the WordPress cookie plugin from CCM19 contribute to GDPR compliance?

The plugin has been specially developed to ensure compliance with the data protection requirements of the GDPR. The WordPress cookie plugin, in conjunction with the CCM19 tool, ensures that cookies that collect personal data are only activated after explicit user consent. This consent can also be easily revoked by users, which is an important requirement of the GDPR.

Important features to ensure data protection compliance

  • User-friendly consent management: The plugin allows website visitors to individually control their consent to different cookie categories. Users can select in detail which type of data processing they wish to allow.
  • Transparency and control: CCM19 ensures that visitors are informed clearly and transparently about the use of cookies. This includes information about the purpose of data collection and the storage period.
  • Easy customization and integration: The cookie banner can be seamlessly integrated into the existing design of your WordPress website and thus supports a high level of user-friendliness without compromising website performance.

These features make the CCM19 plugin an indispensable tool for all WordPress operators who want to ensure that their website is data protection compliant.

Can you track cookie consent via the plugin?

The CCM19 tool, not the WordPress plugin itself, plays a crucial role in fulfilling the documentation obligation under the GDPR. CCM19 enables website operators to prove at any time that a visitor's consent has been correctly recorded and stored. Below are the specific functions:

  • Central log file storage: CCM19 stores all user consents in a central, searchable log file. This log file contains detailed information about when and which consent was given by a visitor.
  • Anonymization and de-anonymization: To ensure data protection, the data in the log files is appropriately anonymized. De-anonymization only takes place in the event of a legally justified request, which ensures the security and privacy of users.
  • Proof of data protection principles: Careful documentation by CCM19 helps website operators to prove compliance with the GDPR. This is crucial for audits by data protection authorities or requests from data subjects.

These integrated functions enable companies to effectively manage their compliance requirements and provide evidence to data protection authorities.

Which cookie categories can be managed with CCM19?

CCM19 allows you to manage various cookie categories in a targeted manner. These include essential cookies, which are necessary for the basic operation of the website, as well as functional, statistical and marketing cookies, which each fulfill different functions. Users can customize their preferences, allowing you as a website operator to ensure that your cookie management complies with both user preferences and legal requirements.