It installs five or six elements including a component and several modules. The modules are similar to the joomla modules for related articles and latest articles and need to be installed in the same way as those.
The related items module produced nothing, but the latest articles work just fine on some of the settings.
The feature-set is excellent, but it was frustrating not to be able to get the related items module working, which is the one I really wanted.
I will definitely check again in the future but for the time probably I will use one of the slideshow modules which seem to implement basically the same thing in a more reliable fashion.
It displays a resizable black banner with a link to your privacy page and to the developers for extra info on the Cookie directive.
Painless to use on multiple sites and a commercial version available for configuration.
Would have like to see an option for presumed consent so that users don't have to click the accept button, but nonetheless it meets my needs and works without any hassle.
It blocked Google cookies until the user accepted cookies, but all other cookies were set prior to consent.
This is probably okay in the UK where the ICO has accepted presumed consent.
But whilst the package has lots and lots of useful features, an option for presumed consent is not one of them.
I was able to get two display modes working - modal and ribbon and with the options for CSS styling this was enough flexibility.
If either a presumed consent option is added or if its improved so that it blocks all cookies as advertised (is this even possible???) I'd continue to use it.
As it is I am not sure whether it is even possible to block all third party cookies.
Regarding cookies not blocked - you may have had session cookies already present or cookies from a subdomain (which are inaccessible). I worked very hard to be certain that I was not making a claim that I couldn't back-up when I said it blocks all cookies.
And regarding implied consent - yeah, ICO changed the rules mid-game and I haven't adapted. There are a few other free extensions in this category that operate only in the implied consent model, so you have options.
Thanks for the review! As a developer, I can tell you that the ratio of reviews to downloads is very very low.
Documentation is pretty useful and the extension seems designed to catch most problems that are likely to be encountered and actually offers choices as to how to deal with these problems. (Main problem encountered: issues with items with identical aliases).
Templates need to be migrated one at a time. And definitely a hit or miss (about 70% success rate).
Even though it is a paid product it works out less expensive than the free migration tools because it is quicker and a lot more reliable than the other tools I've tried.
I needed something like this when Cache Wrapper, which overlaps a little in functionality, wasn't able to do the job of protecting a particular module from unwanted caching.
This achieved the solution. Nevermind it requires editing the template, it worked and was easy to implement.
This - along with CacheWrapper and CacheCleaner - is one of the three caching extensions I have to rate highly.
It worked on first instal but the main issue with it is a lack of resizing which limits its flexibility.
To be clear you can resize the module, but you it doesn't resize images.
It doesn't support random articles, but when used with NoNumber's Advanced Module Manager most of it's other limitations can be rectified.
The main plus point is that it is very simple and predictable.
The documentation is very good, but I think it could have been made a bit more prominent that it needs a helper plugin.
Not as polished or easy to use as other modules that do the same but I was very impressed by the demo and also like that it is already J!1.7 ready.
Photos need to be inside the default Joomla location for Images for thumbs to render and they make this clear, but a lot of other extensions omit to mention this point.
All in all very pleased and looking forward to further developments
The module delivers all I wanted but it will take a lot more tweaking to get the other features playing.
Responding to some of the comments below about the plugin not working, I found it worked in all browsers, but I had to change the settings in the very useful Lazy Loader plugin for the Lof ArticlesSlideShow to work.
The flipside of lack of documentation is that there are lots of settings which allow for precise control, it just takes a bit of time to try to find out how things fall together.
Once up and running, it's plain impressive.
Several issues had to be worked through during and after installation and sometimes also when upgrading, but because of the amount of functionality it adds, this was acceptable (it was in beta version when I first began using it).
All in all it is the best extension for doing what it sets out to do that I have tried - that is to say there are several which do nearly the same thing but this one really delivers results.
I found it initially a bit confusing and for this reason delayed making use of it. I think this was a not a wise choice. Some extensions are worth putting in some time for and this is one of them.
Templates - and a few other things not yet fully included in the migrate so the front end templates weren't fully functioning.
The previous 1.5 installation was left intact.
Had none of the problems that other reviewers have complained about and will definitely be looking out for the updates as they come along.