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Your plugin is excellent and thank you very much.
Yet, I need to take it a little bit further. Please, let me tell you about...
I need to deny registration/login to users that do not accept the site's data privacy and rules. I know I can make it work using a modal form, but I don't want to. In case a user denies policy/cookies he is accepted as guest ONLY, with limited features available to him/her. To be a full member, he/she must accept policy/cookies.
So, when a new user comes to the site, he is not registered (he is "GUEST") and he has not decided yet if he accepts or declines cookies/policy. Actually, he is NOT "ACCEPTED COOKIES" AND NOT "DECLINED COOKIES".
In this case, I need to prevent him from registering, that is to hide/disable the login module.
In case he declines, it's easy. Using your "DECLINED COOKIES" group I can hide/disable whatever I want.
In case he accepts, I must show/enable the registration/login module, so I need a "GUEST" AND "ACCEPTED COOKIES".
I really don't know if I can and/or how to to this...
Could you please help me?
Thank you very much in advance...
I guess you mean that hiding the login form with Accepted/Declined Cookies group I'm golden. Sorry, but I'm not!
There are not ONLY two groups (Accepted or Declined Cookies). There is a third one (Not Decided Yet). I need to separate them all three, because actually they have different permissions and privileges. That's (almost) all the fuzz about!
On the other hand, when Not Decided Yet, if registration/login is hidden the user doesn't realizes that actually there is a "site-behind-the-site" (only for registered ones), simply because he doesn't see any way he can become a member. Users MUST see the registration/login button, MUST know there is a registration/login process, but he is not entitled to this because he hasn't accepted cookies/policy yet. He wants to, he doesn't know how. Oh, don't tell me it is written in the policy in the cookies banner. Just tell me, what is the user percentage that actually reads more than 2 lines? And yes, I don't want to loose these users.
So finally, I need three states: Accepted Cookies, Declined Cookies, Not Decided Yet. The first two from your plugin work perfectly. Actually they are only one, but they 're OK.
Accepted Cookies: Registration/Login shown
Declined Cookies: Registration/Loginh hidden
Not Decided Yet: Registration/Login disabled style, tooltips, onclick messages/alerts that cookies/policy has not been accepted and the whole story why the user should accept cookies/policy, etc.
Is it possible?
Thank you for your patience....
Last edit: 7 months 2 weeks ago by athco. Reason: Spelling
There is no way to distinguish (on the server) if a user is declined or not decided. Without a cookie, the site only knows that there is not consent. The only time the server knows anything about a user is when they accept cookies. Devising a volatile storage method that complies with GDPR was hard enough, transmitting that data defeats the entire purpose of the plugin (compliance). Yes there is the possibility to decline specific cookies, but the session cookie is always allowed when a user accepts. The session cookie is what is required to log in, so it doesn't matter how many cookies you list, users still must accept cookies (even if they decline everything else in the list) in order to log in or register.
In the documentation I suggest hiding login and registration forms until users accept cookies. The declined cookies level offers you an option to display something else...maybe a "you need to accept cookies to login or register" message.