I have recently installed the Cookie Consent Module on a recent EE site build, and have added an allow cookies link (ie. {cookies_allowed_link} ) to a policy banner at the top of the site.

My question is:

Is there anyway to remove the default EE ' Cookies Allowed ' grey message box from showing? ie. I just want the user to able to click allow cookies and the site just carries on as normal with out going to a message screen.

Many thanks in advance on this :-)



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    Please post a snippet of the rendered HTML where this message is being displayed or a URL where this can be seen live. Will help us provide better answers.
    – Anna_MediaGirl
    Dec 15, 2012 at 2:38
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    Dec 22, 2012 at 6:23

3 Answers 3


you could:

  1. style the systems message template
  2. use an addon called custom system messages
  3. or look for an AJAX way to do it. the last one is the most elegant, i however, with my limited javascript skills have not yet been able to do it
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    Hi Jelle many thanks for this. I have actually gone ahead and used the ' Custom System Messages ' third-party module and created a custom template page for now. Dec 19, 2012 at 13:00

I haven't used this module but if there is a CSS class for the grey message box, you can hide it with CSS using .classname { display:none }.

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    Hi Anna, yes I may look into the CSS hide option. To be honest though I just don't want the user to leave the page they are on, so I may look further into an AJAX option on this. Many thanks for the feedback :-) Dec 19, 2012 at 13:02

I seem to have got round it by using Jquery to load the page into a new iFrame. I haven't tested it fully though.

I added a click handler to the link with this code:

  var thisLink = $(this).attr('href');

  $('<iframe>', {
    src: thisLink,
    id:  'cookie-frame',
    frameborder: 0,
    width: 0,
    height: 0,
    scrolling: 'no'


  return false;

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