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[DBTech] Cookie Control (vB4)
by DragonByte Tech
01 Sep 2015 00:39

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Cookie Control is the latest in the lineup of DragonByte Technologies modifications, enabling you to give members the choice to opt out of certain groups of cookies on your site.

Cookie Control enables your site to remain compliant with the EU's new cookie law, by offering your users the ability to opt out of certain cookies for your site.

Each cookie is classified into a set of categories; Necessary, Preferences, Statistics and Marketing. The user will be able to opt out of every cookie type except for Necessary cookies.

If a new cookie is detected, administrators will be able to visit the AdminCP to configure the classification as well as a description & basic information regarding the cookie, enabling your users to make an informed consent.


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Support posted at our forum is generally answered much quicker.


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What does 'Marking As Installed' do ?

* It helps you to stay on top of updates - members who have installed modifications will be notified by us whenever new updates are available.

For security issues - vbulletin.org will contact all members who have installed a modification whenever a security issue is brought to their attention.

* Marking a modification as installed also helps us know how many people are using our work, giving us extra incentive to provide more features and new modifications.

We appreciate the support!


Major Features

Cookie Consent Overlay: A static overlay displays at the top of the screen until the user saves their cookie preferences.

Automatic Cookie Removal: Should the user opt out of certain cookie group(s), those cookies will be automatically removed in the future.

Major Features (Pro)

Automatic Dismiss Timer: You can optionally dismiss the popup after a set amount of time (in seconds). The mod will set the user's preferences based on what they have chosen at the time of dismissing the popup

Scroll To Dismiss: You can optionally enable automatic dismissal of the popup if the user scrolls past a certain point on the page.

Complete Feature List (Lite)

vBulletin Options
  • Display Version Number
  • (Optional) Affiliate ID
  • Enable/Disable Modification

Cookie Consent Overlay
  • Allows users to choose their cookie preferences
  • Cookies are grouped as Necessary, Preferences, Statistics and Marketing
  • Saving cookie preferences automatically removes cookies they have opted out of on every page load

Details Pane
  • Expand to reveal additional details about each cookie
  • Grouped by its classification
  • Shows cookie name, its purpose, its expiry and its type (set by the server, or via JS)

Complete Feature List (Pro)

Automatic Dismiss Timer
  • Set an amount of time (in seconds) before the cookie preferences are saved automatically
  • Controlled via vBulletin Options
  • Disabled by default

Scroll To Dismiss
  • Cookie preferences saved automatically when user scrolls past a certain point
  • Controlled via vBulletin Options
  • Disabled by default


This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of all pages which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

Alan_SP 01 Sep 2015 12:37

Thanks for making this mod.

Just to ask, does this mod have link that we can use so users can later change cookies' state (allowed/disallowed)?

DragonByte Tech 01 Sep 2015 13:08


Originally Posted by Alan_SP (Post 2554024)
Thanks for making this mod.

Just to ask, does this mod have link that we can use so users can later change cookies' state (allowed/disallowed)?

Not at this time, the user would need to clear the cookies from that particular site in order to receive the choice again.


Alan_SP 02 Sep 2015 13:47

I'll test your mod and make feature requests at your site when I do found appropriate.

Just to mention, in EU cookie law I saw mentioning that link which resets cookie rules for users who choose to do so at later time. I know that users can operate cookies from within their browser (site, or all browser's cookies), but for some reason this EU cookies law asks us to do basically unnecessary things.

It would be great if your mod would have link that would bring up initial screen, or even better, reset cookies on site. It would mean more compatibility with EU cookies law.

This is explained here: http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal...s/index_en.htm In example they offer here, item 3 is a link visibile in footer when users already accepted cookies, but they can choose to stop using them.

DragonByte Tech 02 Sep 2015 21:27

Hotfix: In the Lite version, the "Toggle Details" and "OK" buttons would not work as intended.


Techno Cowboy 03 Sep 2015 07:51

Easy & Simple Install, Very Useful Mod.....Thanks!

final kaoss 04 Sep 2015 15:48

You forgot to put in the description that php 5.3 is required. Had to put in a ticket to have the techs upgrade it to 5.3 earlier today.

DragonByte Tech 27 Sep 2015 20:16

Cookie Control v1.0.0 Patch Level 1

Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue where the popup would not work as intended in the Lite version


final kaoss 03 Oct 2015 20:05

Hi could you please change this to where there is a collapsable box to open & close the display message instead of it covering half the screen when someone visits? Thanks.

DragonByte Tech 03 Oct 2015 20:14

There is already a collapsible box, not only can they click "okay" to dismiss the message permanently or they can also click to expand for more details.


final kaoss 03 Oct 2015 20:23

I'm thinking if there could be a simple text link to open that js popup instead of being in your face. Does that make more sense? Because it is pretty intrusive for mobile browsing atm the way it is.

DragonByte Tech 03 Oct 2015 20:30

The law requires it to be obvious, so implementing your suggestion would unfortunately defeat the purpose of the mod.


final kaoss 03 Oct 2015 20:37

What about if the floating box was smaller like this example.


DragonByte Tech 03 Oct 2015 20:41

It is approx. that size, assuming you are running a decently high resolution :)


final kaoss 03 Oct 2015 20:47

Yeah on my phone and this example. This portrayal is pretty accurate.

I have a alcatel c1 - OS Android 4
LG G2 - OS Android 5
and a
Rca 7 inch Tablet - OS Android 4
Plus my Vizio 26 inch TV (VA26LHDTV10T) (incapable of 1080P I believe) which I have my tower hooked onto. (displays it a bit larger than the comparison... )
All run android os

All of which have more than half the screen covered by the notice.

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