Change the default text of the banner

It is possible to customize the existing template text in the cookie consent banner in a number of different ways. You can edit the template text or completely delete it and add your own. It is possible to format the text using bold, bullets and numbering or HTML code. It is also possible to add hyperlinks if for example you want to link to your Privacy Policy or Cookie Declaration.

When using one of our custom banners it is important that the banner text reflects the buttons you have defined (accept/manage settings). In this example we show you the text in case you are using Custom banner #2

1. Log in to your account https://manage.cookiebot.com/goto/login

2. Go to the menu point ‘Settings’ and the tab ‘Content’

3. Click anywhere within the text you want to edit. When you do this, a small toolbar will appear (please note that the toolbar is not visible until you have clicked on the text)

4. From the toolbar you can use bold, bullet points and numbering to format the text in the box (see below for how to add a link and how to use HTML). Repeat for the other text boxes

5. When you’re happy with the formatting, save your settings (tick mark in the blue bar on the left-hand side)

Adjust the text and buttons for Custom banner 2#

When using custom banner #2 make sure your text reflects the buttons you have defined. First adjust the text of the buttons.

Navigate to the Content tab. The text of the buttons will be filled by the placeholders : Accept button text and Decline button text. Fill in the desired text, in case of this banner we will use:

  • Accept button text – Accept
  • Decline button text – Manage cookies

Don’t forget to make the adjustments for additional languages you have defined.

To be GDPR compliant you need to configure the default text of the banner. The text depends on the cookies your website is serving but should contain the following text to reflect the buttons you have defined, highligted in bold:

For example: 

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided  to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. Click “Manage cookies” if you would like to read more about our cookies and adjust your preferences.  By clicking ”Accept”, you agree to the use of all cookies as described in our Cookie statement.

1. Log in to your account https://manage.cookiebot.com/goto/login

2. Go to the menu point ‘Settings’ and the tab ‘Content’

3. Click anywhere within the text you want to edit. When you do this, a small toolbar will appear (please note that the toolbar is not visible until you have clicked on the text)

4. Insert and/or select the text you would like to make into a link

5. From the toolbar click the small ‘link’ icon

6. When you click the link icon, a pop-up window will appear. The text you have selected will automatically appear in the pop-up:

7. Add the website that the link should point to

8. Add a tool-tip if you would like (please note that this is the small text that will appear when you hover your mouse over the link)

9. Choose if you would like the link to open in a new window

10. When you have added the information, click the green ‘Insert’ button to insert the link

11. Review your changes. You can also preview them using the preview icon on the left-hand side blue bar.

12. If you are happy with your changes, save your settings (tick mark in the blue bar on the left-hand side)

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