Consent Logging in CookieYes

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may not have focused a lot on cookie consent, but it does stress the significance of the consent log. And that should include cookies as well. According to Article 7(1) of GDPR:

Where processing is based on consent, the controller shall be able to demonstrate that the data subject has consented to processing of his or her personal data.

That means, you should be able to show proof that the users (data subjects) have given their consent, if necessary.   

This article discusses the consent logging feature of CookieYes and how it will help you keep a log of all the consent status.

How to Record Consent Under GDPR

A proper consent log will be handy when you have to provide proof and ensure your website’s accountability to GDPR compliance.

According to ICO, a consent log should consist of the following information:

  • Who consented: name or other identifiers (for example, IP address).
  • When they consented: time and date of receiving the consent.
  • What they were told at the time: consent statement or the category or event for which the users gave their consent.
  • How they consented: record or timestamp of how the users gave consent.
  • Whether they have withdrawn consent: record of the consent withdrawn and when.

CookieYes Cookie Consent Log

CookieYes consent solution helps make your website comply with the GDPR and EU Cookie Law for the usage of cookies. Our cookie banners are easy to implement and customize. Not only that, it logs the user cookie preferences that are provided by them using the cookie banners. CookieYes records the necessary details in the consent log. You can access this any time and present it as proof of consent if required.

After signing up and publishing your cookie banner, you will be directed to the dashboard. Here you will see a menu tab. Select Site Settings from the tab and activate Enable consent log as shown.Enabling Consent Log


Now whenever users give consent (or change it), CookieYes will record it in the log.

You can access the Recent Logs from the dashboard. Details such as the IP addresses (anonymized), users' country, consent status, and time and date are available here. CookieYes dashboard


You can also access the log from the menu Consent Log, where the full list is available.Consent Log


You can save the log to your device in CSV format by clicking the option Export as CSV. The consent status will let you know for what category of cookies users gave consent. Log Category and Export

Each consent has an ID associated with it, which also gets recorded with the log. It is available in the CSV file. You can use the consent ID to identify a consent acquired in case of an audit. 

For further detail on CookieYes configuration, please read this setup guide that explains in detail all the setup process.

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