How to display the cookies consent bar according to the visitor’s location

In this tutorial, we will demonstrate the process of presenting the cookies consent bar based on the location of the visitor. This can be achieved by utilizing the MapTiler Geolocation API.

By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you will be able to implement a solution that dynamically displays the cookie’s consent bar according to the visitor’s specific location. The MapTiler Geolocation API provides the necessary functionality to determine the visitor’s location accurately, allowing you to tailor the display of the cookies consent bar accordingly. By incorporating this feature into your website, you can ensure compliance with relevant regulations and enhance the user experience for visitors from different locations.

  1. Copy the following code, paste it into your favorite text editor, and save it as a .html file.

  2. Install the npm package.

  3. Include the CSS file.

    If you have a bundler that can handle CSS, you can import the CSS or include it with a <link> in the head of the document via the CDN

  4. Include the following code in your JavaScript file (Example: app.js).

  5. Replace YOUR_MAPTILER_API_KEY_HERE with your actual MapTiler API key.

  6. The next is up to you. You can center your map wherever you desire (modifying the starting position) and set an appropriate zoom level (modifying the starting zoom) to match your users’ needs. Additionally, you can change the map’s look (by updating the source URL); choose from a range of visually appealing map styles from our extensive MapTiler standard maps, or create your own to truly differentiate your application.

  7. Call MapTiler’s Geolocation API to get information about the visitor’s location based on the IP address.

  8. Get the user’s location country code.

  9. Include the cookie consent bar JavaScript and CSS files in the <head> of your HTML file. To display the cookie consent bar, we will use a third-party library (you can use any library you like or implement your own). In the example, we are using Osano Cookie Consent.

  10. Initialize the cookie consent bar using the user’s country code.

Learn more

Check out the tutorials How to center map based on visitor’s location, How to display disputed borders based on visitor’s location and How to change the map labels language based on visitor’s location.

Visit the MapTiler Geolocation API reference for Geolocation response object properties. Like for example, the name of the country, the city, etc.

Visit the MapTiler Planet schema to know how it is organized into different thematic layers and which attributes and values each layer contains.

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