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How to create UI for EU Cookie Consent


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The EU GDPR rules takes effect in 2018, and you may need to add a pop-over on your pages where users consent to the application using cookies.


This example code below shows how you can create such UI through RadNotification to get notified on the server (through MS AJAX) for the user consent so you can store the choice long term.

Comments in the code offer a few ideas and explanations for implementing the remainder of the necessary application-level logic.

<%@ Register Src="~/cookie-consent.ascx" TagPrefix="uc1" TagName="cookieconsent" %>

<asp:UpdatePanel runat="server" ID="up1" UpdateMode="Conditional">
        <asp:Button Text="other partial postback on the page" ID="button2" runat="server" />

<asp:Button Text="other full postback on the page" ID="button1" runat="server" />

<uc1:cookieconsent runat="server" id="cookieconsent" />


<%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="cookie-consent.ascx.cs" Inherits="cookie_consent_cookie_consent" %>

<asp:UpdatePanel runat="server" UpdateMode="Always" ID="upCookieConsent">
        <asp:Panel runat="server" ID="container">
            <asp:HiddenField runat="server" ID="hfUserAgreed" />
            <telerik:RadScriptBlock runat="server" ID="rsb1">
                    function agreeToCookies() {
                        __doPostBack("<%=upCookieConsent.UniqueID%>", "userAgreed");
            <telerik:RadNotification runat="server" ID="rnCookieConsent" VisibleOnPageLoad="true" AutoCloseDelay="0" 
                RenderMode="Lightweight" Skin="Black"
                Width="100%" Height="150px" Position="BottomCenter" VisibleTitlebar="false" Animation="Slide"
                    <%--Tip: You can localize this message, or extract it from a database
                    You can also style the content here with CSS and use your custom HTML--%>
                    This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.
                <a target="_blank" href="my-explanation-page">Learn more</a>.
                <span style="float: right;">
                    <button onclick="agreeToCookies();return false;">Got it, I agree</button></span>
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    if (Request.Params["__EVENTTARGET"] == upCookieConsent.UniqueID &&
        Request.Params["__EVENTARGUMENT"] == "userAgreed")
        container.Visible = false;

        //store this info per user
        //perform a check based on that stored data to know whether to show this control at all
        //if the user already agreed you can simply set the Visible property to false
        //postbacks on this same page while the viewstate is retained will work fine, but you should implement
        //a long term storage as well
        //you may also want to look into showing this only for users that need to see it (e.g., based on IP location)

protected override void Render(HtmlTextWriter writer)
    if (container.Visible)
        Page.ClientScript.RegisterForEventValidation(upCookieConsent.UniqueID, "userAgreed");
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