What is the Cookie Consent Banner?


The Cookie Consent app allows you to notify your visitors that your site uses cookies with a banner that appears at the top of your site.

When the app is enabled, you can choose whether to show the cookie consent banner for everyone or only to countries in the EU (where the law requires that sites ask visitors for consent to use most web cookies).

How to enable the Cookie Consent banner 

  • Log in to your Shareaholic account
  • Select your site from the My Sites dropdown. 
  • In the Apps section, toggle the Cookie Consent banner app to on. 


Click the Configure button to access more customization settings. In the layout tab, you can specify the location of your Privacy page, change the text that displays, and configure where the banner appears on your page. In the Targeting Rules tab, you can choose whether to display this banner to visitors from all countries, or only visitors from EU countries.


Cookie Consent for EU/EEA Visitors

When someone visits your site and their GeoIP information indicates that they are located in the European Union (EU), the Cookie Consent App will appear on their screen. We use the MaxMind GeoIP lookup database to determine country.

We classify the following countries as part of the EU:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

We followed the list published here. Last updated: 6 February 2014

In addition to the above, we include the following countries that are part of the EEA (European Economic Area):

  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein

If you're located in a non-EU/EEA would like to verify the banner is loading in the EU, you could ask someone you know in the EU, use a VPN or a screenshot service like https://www.geoscreenshot.com or https://tools.keycdn.com/speed to do so.

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