Tab 6: Settings
In Settings tab of the Cookie OptIn Extension you can adjust the runtime of our cookie. After this time has elapsed, users will be prompted again to enter the Cookie Consent. The default setting is 12 months; however, you can adjust this period. Furthermore, in the checkbox next to it, you can specify that for visitors who accept only essential cookies, the lifetime of our cookie is limited to the current session only.
Our cookie is essential for the function of the OptIn Extension cookie. It must be saved so that the tool knows which cookie groups the user has accepted. The structure of our cookie looks like this:
- Example data:
essential:1 | analytics:0 | performance:1
This means: The user has accepted the essential and performance groups, but not the analytics one.
Activate the testing mode
You should activate the test mode if you are still setting up the cookie consent on an existing page. If you enable this mode, the Cookie OptIn window will not be displayed to the site visitors. To check the appearance and functionality, the dialog can be opened at any time with
?showOptin=1 at the end of the address bar in the frontend.
Disable Powered by
You can hide the text Powered by sgalinski Cookie OptIn in the frontend by activating the checkbox under Disable Powered by.
Set cookie for the whole domain
If you are in a subdomain, e.g.
subdomain.example.com, but want to save the user settings for the whole domain
example.com, you can do so here. Just enter the domain for which the cookie Consent should be valid. This does not work with external domains. You should always make sure that your settings are still DSGVO-compliant.
Disable OptIn for this language
Not all users of your site come from the EU area? - Then they also do not have to deal with a cookie banner. Put a check mark in the appropriate translation to remove the banner there.
Take DoNotTrack into account
If users have activated the 'DoNotTrack' option in their browser, they can use this checkbox to decide whether they want to take this setting into account or whether the Cookie Consent window should be displayed to them anyway.
Overwrite what domain this cookie should is set for
Please note that this is not normally GDPR compliant. You use this option at your own risk!
Without this setting, this configuration applies only to the domain where it is stored. With this setting you can use the cookie configuration for multiple domains, for example by writing
example.com so that the configuration is used for both
Don't show the cookie banner on the following pages URIs
Show the cookie banner again if not all groups were selected
Set the days after which the cookie banner should be displayed again if not all groups were selected.