|Author:||bobbingwide (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||4.9.8|
|WordPress version tested:||5.0|
|Added to WordPress repository:||11-05-2012|
|Total downloads:||52 409|
|Active installs:||4 000+|
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Generate page: set page title, choose menu
Preview: Cookie categories sections
Sample generated page: from What is a cookie?
- Upload the contents of the oik-privacy-policy plugin to the `/wp-content/plugins/oik-privacy-policy’ directory
- Activate the oik-privacy-policy plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Choose the sections to include, customise the text then Preview
- Deactivate the plugin
Note: oik-privacy-policy is dependent upon the oik plugin. You can activate it but it will not work unless oik is also activated.
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What does this plugin do?
It provides sample text, which you can edit, then generates a WordPress page, adding it to your chosen menu.
Checkboxes help you to easily select/deselect the content.
Can I deactivate the plugin when I’ve created my page?
YES. You can deactivate the plugin when you’ve generated your page.
If you chose to retain the shortcodes in the sample text then you will still need to use the oik plugin.
Since May 2012 the page is no longer accessible.
Download a PDF version from oik-plugins
The wording for the Cookie categories sections came from the ICC UK Cookie Guide.
Download ICC UK Cookie Guide Second Edition November 2012
Is it OK to use this text?
Yes, but it needs additions for GDPR.
In May 2012, Business Link provided a number of samples. The introduction page for the Sample IT policies, disclaimers and notices page said:
This guide gives sample wording for common internet-related statements and notices. It outlines the main issues that these notices should cover, which in turn will help you to write your own statements tailored to your business’ needs. These sample internet policies and notices can be used and modified without copyright infringement.
You can still find this same text on NI Business Info – sample IT policies, disclaimers and notices
Which of the cookie categories do I need?
- Category 1 definitely. WordPress uses a number of cookies
- Category 2 if you use Google Analytics or similar
- Category 4 if you use targeting or advertising cookies
Note: For Category 2, 3 and 4 you need to obtain consent.
For Categories 2 and 3 you can obtain consent by functional use.
How do I obtain consent for category 4 cookies?
Where do I find the list of cookies my site uses?
Can this plugin generate other policies?
No. There’s no need.
Where can I find more information?
- Added: Recommendation to use WordPress core privacy logic., [github bobbingwide oik-privacy-policy issues 5]
- Added: Marked as Gutenberg compatible: No, [github bobbingwide oik-privacy-policy issues 5]
- Changed: Now uses https for link to allaboutcookies.org
- Changed: Now dependent upon oik v3.2.8, [github bobbingwide oik-privacy-policy issues 5]
- Changed: Out of date FAQs
- Tested: With Gutenberg 4.6.1
- Tested: With WordPress 5.0
- Changed: 100% translatable and localizable on WordPress.org [github bobbingwide oik-privacy-policy issues 2]
- Changed: Dependent upon oik v3.2.2 [github bobbingwide oik-privacy-policy issues 2]
- Fixed: W3C validator produces warnings about unmatched p end tags [github bobbingwide oik-privacy-policy issues 3]
- Tested: With PHP 7.0 and 7.1
- Tested: With WordPress 4.9.1 and WordPress Multisite
- Tested: With WordPress 4.7.3 and WordPress Multisite
- Tested: With PHP 7.1
- Changed: Updated readme links
- Changed: Used https: in links where these were known to work. Left others as http:
- Fixed: Update the link to Google’s Good to Know video [github bobbingwide oik-privacy-policy issues 1]
- Tested: With WordPress 4.6 and Multisite
- Changed: Dependent upon oik v2.5
- Changed: Priority of response to “admin_notices” changed from 10 to 12.
- Tested: with WordPress 4.4 and WordPress Multi-Site
- Tested: With WordPress 3.9 through 4.0
- Changed: Internationalized and created a localized version for the “bb_BB” locale
- Changed: Now depends on oik version 2.1 or higher for i18n and l10n capability to take effect
- Tested: With WordPress 3.8
- Changed: Updated readme.txt – Business Link website has been redeveloped – samples still available from NI Business Info
- Changed: Improved dependency checking using functions in a ‘common’ file ( admin/oik-activation.php )
- Changed: Now responds to “oik_admin_menu” action.
- initial version. Works with oik version 1.13 or higher