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How to Comply With EU Cookie Law in Django Projects

If you're working on a web project that will be accessed from the European Union (EU), you should know there are some very strict cookie restrictions. Basically, you must inform visitors that cookies can, and will, be stored. 

If you're working with Django, we've got you covered. Here's a simple 6-step guide to following the requirements using django-cookie-law.

1) Install django-cookie-law:
$ pip install django-cookie-law

2) Add 'cookielaw' to INSTALLED_APPS:

INSTALLED_APPS = (

...

'cookielaw',

...

)

3) Run collectstatic to gather the media files

python manage.py collectstatic

4) Add the CSS:
<link href="{% static "cookielaw/css/cookielaw.css"%}" rel="stylesheet" />

5) Add the Javascript:
<script src="{% static "cookielaw/js/cookielaw.js"%}" type="text/javascript"></script>

6) Inside the <body>, add the tag that will include the banner:
{% cookielaw_banner %}

And that's it! You should now see the banner on top with an explanation and an accept button. 

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