Make sure your website complies with EU cookie laws by displaying a cookie disclosure message to your visitors with the Cookie Consent widget for Adobe Muse.
This can also help your site’s search engine optimisation as Google may penalise a site that does not comply with the law.
Browse to the location where you downloaded the widget file. Extract the contents of the file. Double-click the .mulib file to import it into the Library. This will launch Muse if it's not already open.
Alternatively, once you’ve unarchived the file, you can import the widget into the library by clicking the Import Muse Library icon at the base of the Library Panel.
Once it's imported the new widget will appear in the Library panel as a folder containing one or more items..
Once you've added the widget into the library, you can drag it over to the page. We recommend you add the widget to your master page(s) to cover the entire site at once.
There's no preview image so it'll just display the code frame on the page. The widget options panel will open.
The first section of the options panel is for choosing where the popup message will appear in the browser. There are three choices here.
The second setting, Display theme, has two choices: dark and light. This enables you to contrast against your site's colour scheme.
The next section is where you set up the message to display to your visitors. You can keep the default message, or use your own. There's no restriction to the length of the text you enter but it's best to keep it reasonably short; you can always elaborate on your policy page if required.
Copy and paste the whole URL into the Policy URL field. If it's a page on your own site, you can omit the domain and just enter the page name: e.g. cookies.html.
Type in the text you want for the link into the Policy Link Text field or leave it at the default.
*Note: if you leave the link option disabled with the default link unchanged, Muse will warn you of this when you publish the site. This is just a quirk of the way the widget code works and won't affect its functionality
Once your visitor has clicked the button to dismiss the popup, it will stay hidden for the amount of days specified in the Cookie Expiry field. This is set to a year by default but can be changed in the range of 1 to 9999.
Check your popup is set up as you want by previewing the page or site within Muse, or in a browser. The setup in this tutorial will display as shown in the screen grab.
The widget itself uses a cookie to determine if the popup has been dismissed. This means it will no longer display if you click the button while you're testing the setup. To restore the popup, you'll need to delete the widget's cookie.
Click the following link to learn how to delete individual cookies in your browser.
The name of the cookie you're looking for is cookieconsent_dismissed. It will be listed against the domain you are running the site or site preview on. This might be a businesscatalyst domain, or, as shown in the screen grab, which of is a local preview, it could be an IP address, or sometimes the name of your PC.
Remove the cookie and the widget popup will appear the next time you preview the site.