ZP Cookie Notice

Do you use the Cookie Notice plugin, formerly by dFactory, now taken over by Hu-manity.co?

Are you unhappy with the way its recent updates took over your admin screen with a full page ad, and the degradation of its functionality due to its new owners trying to monetise it?

Are you worried that if you stick with 1.3.2, you may leave your site vulnerable?

Solution: replace it with ZP Cookie Notice.

ZP Cookie Notice is a free and legal fork of Cookie Notice 1.3.2, containing all the core functionality with no intrusive marketing or upselling.

ZP Cookie Notice allows you to easily inform users that your site uses cookies and helps you comply with the EU GDPR cookie law and CCPA regulations. And that’s all it does. Even your existing Cookie Notice plugin settings will be preserved.

ZP Cookie Notice will be developed and supported in the following ways:

  • Will always be free (a commercial add-on may be considered in the future but this will NOT affect the free version)
  • Will stick to its core purpose (irrelevant Coronavirus-related features have been stripped out)
  • Will no longer show unnecessary admin notices
  • Will not insist on having a top-level admin menu entry
  • Is updateable via your site’s plugins page even though it will not be added to the WordPress plugins repository (see comment 3 below)
  • Will be developed and supported for both WordPress and ClassicPress
  • Has been refactored using object-oriented techniques and properly namespaced
  • Now carries a small, unobtrusive marketing message on the settings page
  • Will become more customisable (in particular, button colours)

You can see it in operation on this site (if you haven’t clicked it yet!).


Just like other ZigPress plugins, ZP Cookie Notice requires PHP 7.0. This requirement is now enforced in the latest version. It also requires WordPress 4.9 (or ClassicPress 1.1 if that’s what you’re using).

Please note also that version 0.2.x has been extensively rewritten, so if you find problems, please comment here, and you can roll back to version 0.1.3 if you need to.


  1. On 21 Feb 2021 at 20:12, tiedev said:

    thx guys!

  2. On 01 Mar 2021 at 19:12, Shady? said:

    Kinda shady not adding this to WP repo

  3. On 04 Mar 2021 at 09:09, ZigPress said:

    The WP repo doesn’t allow plugins to be promoted as suitable for ClassicPress as well as WordPress. The reviews and support sections are also full of hate speech and trolls, and we are happy with our decision to remove all our plugins from it last year.

  4. On 06 Mar 2021 at 06:26, vee said:

    I think there is a bug. Clear all values in DB after deactivate & delete the plugin.
    Install new, tick refuse option, clear all cache.

    Open front page click refuse > reload > this notice show again and again until I click accept.

  5. On 17 Mar 2021 at 08:06, ZigPress said:

    @vee – if you refuse cookies, the plugin will obediently not store any cookies, and therefore it will ask every time because it can’t log the refusal in a cookie. This behaviour is inherited from the Cookie Notice plugin that we forked from, and as far as I can see it was deliberate. We will look into whether an alternative approach may be possible.

  6. On 19 Mar 2021 at 04:06, Jan Schuetze said:

    is it possible to disable (exclude) some pages? This means that the privacy pop-up will not be displayed on this page because there are no cookies on this page.

  7. On 19 Mar 2021 at 10:35, ZigPress said:

    Right now the only way to do this would be to use the cn_cookie_notice_output filter (check the source code to see how it works), but we’ll look at adding a ‘suppress cookie notice’ option in the post/page editor in a future version.

  8. On 03 Apr 2021 at 00:10, Robe said:

    You guys save my time! Keep going right this way!
    Thanks a lot =)

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