Adding a cookie consent banner

Adding a cookie consent banner

When in Europe and using cookies we need to show a cookie consent banner so our users are aware that we are using cookies on the site.


When in Europe and using cookies we need to show a cookie consent banner so our users are aware that we are using cookies on the site.

To add a cookie banner to your Nuxt.js application you can use the vue-cookieconsent-component

yarn add vue-cookieconsent-component

We then create a cookie box component with the props of message and link-label.

<template>  <CookieConsent    message="We use Cookies for user analysis and on-page improvements!"    link-label="Learn about cookies"  /></template>

And we then import our CookieConsent component.

<script>  import CookieConsent from 'vue-cookieconsent-component/src/components/CookieConsent.vue'  export default {    components: {      CookieConsent    }  }</script>

We then add the styles so it looks how we want it to, positioned at the top or bottom of the page.

<style>  .cookie-consent {    display: flex;    padding: 10px;    align-items: center;    align-self: center;    justify-content: center;    border-bottom: 1px solid white;    color: white;  }  .cookie-consent button {    border: 1px solid white;    padding: 10px;    margin-left: 20px;    min-width: 140px;  }</style>

We can also add a package called VueIfBot which will hide your cookie consent for search engine crawlers.

yarn add vue-if-bot

We then wrap our CookieConsent component in the IfBot component.

<template>  <VueIfBot>    <CookieConsent      message="We use Cookies for user analysis and on-page improvements!"      link-label="Learn about cookies"    />  </VueIfBot></template>

Or you could create your own content

<cookie-consent>  <template slot="message">    This website uses cookies    <a class="btn btn-link" href="/my-cookies">Read more</a>  </template>  <template slot="button">    <button class="btn btn-info">Accept</button>  </template></cookie-consent>

And of course we must import it in our script tag

<script>  import VueIfBot from 'vue-if-bot/dist/vue-if-bot.es'  import CookieConsent from 'vue-cookieconsent-component/src/components/CookieConsent.vue'  export default {    components: {      VueIfBot,      CookieConsent    }  }</script>

We can then add our component to our header or footer or wherever we want to place it.

<footer>  <TheCookieBox /></footer>

And that's it. we now have a cookie consent banner on our site