Real Cookie Banner: GDPR & ePrivacy Cookie Consent


Cookie Banner and Consent Management for your WordPress website – easy to be legally compliant

Obtain GDPR (also known as DSGVO, RGPD, RODO, AVG) and ePrivacy Directive (implemented in national law as TDDDG/TTDSG, LOPD-GDD, DTA, TLA, LEK, E-com Act) compliant consents. Find services, cookies etc. and fill all legal information in your cookie banner. More than just a cookie notice! Cookie plugin designed specifically for WordPress websites to simplify setup.

Real Cookie Banner is a cookie and consent management plugin. Obtain consent to load services and set cookies for your visitors in accordance with the GDPR and ePrivacy Directive. In addition, content blockers help you to be compliant even if your theme, plugin or content loads styles, scripts or iframes that would transfer personal data. Start now with our guided-configuration and avoid legal risks!

Scan your website and discover services that require consent!

Whether the use of the plugin leads to legally compliant data processing largely depends on whether the plugin is configured correctly for your use case. You yourself are responsible for a correct configuration.

Free Sandbox

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Features of the cookie plugin

Consent Management: You can use Real Cookie Banner to store all technical and legal information about services and cookies to obtain informed consent. You can use 150+ service templates and 120+ content blocker templates to quickly and securely provide all the information you need.

Content Blocker: Themes, plugins and co. usually load scripts, styles and content that transfer personal data and set cookies before you have the consent of your visitors. You usually cannot control this by yourself. Content blockers make sure that these features are only executed after you have obtained consent.

Customize design: You can design the cookie banner according to your wishes. 20+ design templates and 200+ options give you the flexibility to customize the cookie banner perfectly to your needs. From colors and effects to texts, you can unleash your creativity! All changes are displayed in a live preview.

Guided configuration: After installation, the checklist will guide you through all steps to be able to set up Real Cookie Banner in a legally compliant manner. We also explain the legalities of features and the legal consequences if you change settings. So, you can quickly and safely set up your cookie banner!

Documentation of consents: According to the GDPR, you have to prove that a visitor has consented to cookies and processing of personal data if he or she doubts this. We document consent completely and make it possible to trace the origin of the consent afterwards. You are on the safe side even in the worst case!

Native in WordPress: Real Cookie Banner is a cookie plugin specially designed for WordPress. It is fully installed in your WordPress as a native plugin. All consents are processed and stored on your server. Nothing is downloaded from a cloud in your visitor’s browser, which avoids further legal issues.

You want a list of all features? Check it out on our website!

Supported Languages

Real Cookie Banner is available in English, German (informal and formal), French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch (informal and formal), Czech, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian Bokmål, Finnish, Greek, Romanian, Hungarian and Slovakian. Texts provided in service templates and content blocker templates are translated only in parts.

More languages will be added soon! In the meantime, you can also customize and translate all the texts yourself.

All Features of Real Cookie Banner

Real Cookie Banner offers you a beginner-friendly consent management with content blocker. Consents are fully documented. The design is finely customizable and checked for compliance with the European Accessibility Act and WCAG 2.2 Level AA. Special features for professional users (only in PRO version) include geo-restriction, support for Google Tag Manager and Matomo Tag Manager, Google Consent Mode support, Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) 2.2+ support and consent forwarding. In addition, Real Cookie Banner is a Google certified CMP for Google Adsense. It also offers support for WPML, Polylang, TranslatePress and Weglot, WordPress Multisite and a comprehensive documentation.

You find a list of all features with comprehensive details on our website!

Templates & Compatibility

Real Cookie Banner can be used to collect consent for almost any tools, plugins and services in your WordPress website. You can easily store the necessary legal and technical information for informed consent in a service and content blocker of the consent management.

We have verified that major Google and Facebook services, YouTube, Vimeo or Matomo as well as popular WordPress plugins like Elementor, Jetpack, WooCommerce, Wordfence or Contact Form 7 and many more are compatible.

The PRO Version of Real Cookie Banner comes with 150+ service templates and 120+ content blocker templates. These templates save you a lot of time by giving you all the relevant legal and technical information for a service to use it in accordance with the ePrivacy Directive and GDPR. Check out the complete list of all services with templates on our website.

Developer Friendly

You are a developer and want to write an add-on for Real Cookie Banner or make your plugin compatible with our cookie plugin? We are happy to help you!

WordPress actions & filters and REST API

Have a look at the API documentation on our website to learn more about how to write code that uses functions of Real Cookie Banner.

Free Support

We like to work with other WordPress developers. If you need assistants to use our product for your code projects or make your WordPress plugin compatible with Real Cookie Banner, just open a support ticket.

Get the PRO version of Real Cookie Banner

You will download the free version of this plugin, which contains all core functions that allow you to load services and set cookies according to the GDPR and ePrivacy Directive.

Our PRO version offers even more useful features and many service and content blocker templates, which not only make the cookie banner more flexible, but also save you a lot of time to set up the cookie banner in compliance with the law. Learn more about the PRO version.


  • Cookie & Consent Management
  • Content Blocker
  • Customize design
  • Guided configuration
  • Documentation of consents
  • Native solution in WordPress


  1. Go to your WordPress backend
  2. Navigate to “Plugins” > “Add New”
  3. Search for “Real Cookie Banner”
  4. Install and activate the plugin
  5. Go to “Cookies” in the left sidebar and start the setup of your cookie banner


Where can I find documentation or support for the plugin?

We offer a knowledge base and fast support on our website. Please feel free to open a support ticket if you have questions, issues or feedback about the plugin. We love to make Real Cookie Banner better!

Does Real Cookie Banner find all cookies on my website automatically?

Yes, Real Cookie Banner has a scanner that checks your website for used services. It recommends you from service templates and content blocker templates suitable configuration. It will also alert you to unknown services on your website that may require consent. For more information on how our service scanner works, see our knowledge base.

However, the service scanner is not a cookie scanner. A cookie scanner could, if at all, only find cookies, but not legally assess the processing of personal data. Moreover, it is highly complex to find all cookies and most so-called cookie scanners do not find all cookies. We have explained in detail why this is so in our knowledge base.

Is Real Cookie Banner free?

Yes, all core features of Real Cookie Banner are free and you are able to create unlimited services (cookies) and content blockers. But most of the service templates and content blocker templates that will save you many hours of research work are included only in the PRO version. Learn more about the PRO version.

What is the difference between Real Cookie Banner and Real Cookie Banner PRO?

The PRO Version offers you many additional features like

consent to data processing in insecure third countries, statistics about consents, advanced visual content blockers, cookie banner design presets, TCF support, geo-restriction
Google Tag Manager and Matomo Tag Manager support, consent forwarding or many service templates and content blocker templates. Learn more about the PRO version.

What is the GDPR (also known as DSGVO, RGPD, RODO, AVG)?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), also referred to as GDPR, RGPD, RODO, or AVG in different regions, is a comprehensive data protection law enacted by the European Union in 2018. It aims to standardize data protection laws across all EU member states, safeguarding EU citizens’ personal data while regulating how data is processed by organizations. The GDPR enhances individuals’ control over their personal data, granting rights like access to data, correction, deletion, and the option to object to data processing under certain circumstances. It mandates transparency, consent, and accountability from organizations, making them responsible for ensuring data privacy and security.

Although the GDPR significantly impacts how cookies are used on websites, it does not directly regulate the use of cookies. The regulation of cookies falls under the ePrivacy Directive, often referred to as the “Cookie Law”, which requires user consent for the storage of and access to cookies on their devices. However, since cookies can store personal data such as user preferences or behavior tracking information, the GDPR’s consent and transparency principles come into play. In essence, while the ePrivacy Directive governs the use of cookies, the GDPR sets the broader framework for the protection of personal data, which indirectly influences how cookies are handled when they process personal data.

What is the ePrivacy Directive (implemented in national law as TDDDG/TTDSG, LOPD-GDD, DTA, TLA, LEK, E-com Act)?


The ePrivacy Directive, also known as the “Cookie Directive”, is an EU directive focused on the protection of personal data in electronic communications. It requires companies and website operators within the EU to obtain users’ consent before storing or accessing information on their devices, such as through cookies. It is the reason why most website in the EU have cookie plugins, also known as cookie consent dialogs or cookie banners. Member states have transposed the directive into their national laws, leading to various names for the legislation in different countries, like TDDDG (former TTDSG) in Germany, LOPD-GDD in Spain, DTA in Netherlands, TLA in Poland, LEK in Sweden, and the E-com Act in Norway.


July 18, 2024
The temporal proximity of some reviews indicate it. This plugin (and some others) and the servers of a large German provider have a communication problem on the REST API.And in the time that my provider can’t even get a response to my support request, this plugin has been reworked by and a new working version has been released.The creator not only takes exemplary care of the legal issues behind the plugin, but also responds quickly to support requests and creates solutions. This reinforces the feeling that I have chosen the right cookie plugin.
July 17, 2024
Seit einer Woche hat mein Internetanbieter ein Problem, dass sich negativ auf die Funktionsweise des Plugins ausgewirkt hat. Zunächst dachte ich daher, es handele sich um ein Problem beim Plugin. Auf meine Anfrage beim Support wurde schnell reagiert und ich bekam auch die Info, das Plugin upzudaten. Die Entwickler hatte eine Lösung zur Umgehung des Problems auf Anbieterseite gefunden. Super Service! Vielen Dank!
July 17, 2024
Und den Support muss ich auch loben, innerhalb von wenigen Stunden wurde geantwortet und innerhalb von 24 Stunden wurde sogar ein Update veröffentlicht was einen Fehler bei einem Provider behoben hat.
July 13, 2024
Das Plugin ist wirklich extrem gut gemacht, ich hatte eine Nachfrage und der Support war exzellent – klingt wie Fake, ist aber die Wahrheit 🙂
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Contributors & Developers

“Real Cookie Banner: GDPR & ePrivacy Cookie Consent” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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You can see what’s new in the changelog on our website!

Security notices

  • Real Cookie Banner 2.18.1 or older had an XSS vulnerability. It could be exploited by logged in WordPress users with permissions to manage options (mostly administrators). We strongly recommend to install updates to 2.18.2 or newer!