- GDPR, CCPA compliant free tool
- Customize and add clauses as required
- Auto-updated cookie list with each website scan
- No PDFs or downloads, simply copy-paste the text/html
Step 1. Identify the cookies your website uses
The first step is to identify all the cookies your website uses. To do this Create a FREE CookieYes Account and verify your email address. Our scanner will then automatically detect and categorize cookies on your site as — necessary, functional, advertisement, analytics, and performance cookies.
and get privacy compliant
- Description of the types of cookies used by your site
- Explanation of any other tracking technologies used
- Details of why these cookies are used
- Description of how users can opt-out or set their cookie preferences
Implement cookie consent on your website
To achieve this, CookieYes is your go-to cookie compliance solution. You can easily add a fully customizable cookie consent banner, and CCPA notices and make it available in 30+ languages. CookieYes will scan your website and automatically block third-party cookies until you get user consent. You can also record user consent in a consent log to demonstrate your compliance during audits.
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Most likely, yes. It depends on your intended audience i.e. where your website users are based in. The EU and the US have slightly different regulations regarding cookies.
Recital 30 of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) notes that online identifiers like cookies when combined with other identifiers or information can be used to create profiles of individuals and identify them. While Recital 26 states that any data that can be used to identify an individual either directly or indirectly (on its own or in conjunction with other information) is personal data. Therefore, data from cookies are part of personal data in the GDPR.
Under the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) personal information refers to any information that identifies, relates to or is capable of being linked, directly or indirectly with a particular consumer or household.
The CCPA defines a non-exhaustive list of data types that come under the scope of this definition. It includes unique personal identifiers such as Internet Protocol (IP) address, cookies, beacons, pixel tags, mobile ad identifiers, or similar technology that can be used to identify a particular consumer or device. In short, as cookies could be used to potentially identify users, they can be considered personal data.
Accenture details the categories of cookies they use and how and why they are used in this section.
Meanwhile, Mailchimp uses a tabular format to describe the different categories of cookies being used, and for what.
ViacomCBS details the different types of tracking technologies they use including cookies.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed on a user’s device when they visit a website. They are used primarily to enable sites to operate perfectly. Some cookies are used to collect data from users for personalized, targeted ads, tracking user behaviour, etc.
Cookies can be first-party or third-party cookies. First-party cookies are owned and created by the website you’re browsing. Third-party cookies are owned and created by a third party, usually another business providing a service to the website owners such as Facebook, YouTube, Google Analytics, Hotjar etc.
- What are cookies – an explanation of what cookies are
- Types of cookies you use – a complete list of cookies classified based on cookie categories.
- How to manage cookie preferences – describe how users can change their cookie preferences or provide a ‘cookie settings’ button to display your cookie banner easily.