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Disabling Youtube Cookies


Hi guys,

we want to offer our visitors the possibility to decline cookie use. However, YouTube for example places cookies automatically if you open a page with an embedded video.

Youtube offers a nocookie-embed options, which can be used like this:
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

However, this comes with several problems:

  1. After clicking on play, the cookies will still be set (which should not happen if consent was declined)
  2.” does not get accepted as a link url in Webflows video element
  3. It also doesn’t work in Rich Body Elements

I was thinking about writing a script that removes the video, until consent is given. But I guess that would not work since cookies are placed by YT immediately. Can anyone think of a smart solution?


I’m interested in this as well. Both Vimeo and Youtube have ‘privacy-problems’ regarding the GDPR. You preferably don’t want to use them if you want 100% compliant (and want to avoid obstructive/annoying cookie-walls).


Unfortunately there is no way to enforce this, since editors can always use videos in rich texts.

It would be great if youtube’s privacy urls would be allowed. Then we could implement a custom solution on top, to remove the video if cookies were disabled, and no cookie will ever be set.


So for now, we can only use video’s with custom iframes, if we don’t want YT to set cookies (by default).
Is there an option to host a video on Webflow (besides the background video)?