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How does the cookie scanner work?
Activates and checks for cookies
The cookie checker will crawl through the homepage and activate all cookies set by the site server on the page.
Identifies and groups cookies
It will identify the cookies based on their properties and using our cookie database. It will then group them into different categories like necessary, analytics and advertisements.
Generates cookie scan report
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small packet of data transmitted from a website server to its visitor’s device. It is usually used for authentication, remembering sessions, website analytics or personalized advertisements.
Some examples of cookies are _ga, fr, NID, _gh_sess and _octo.
What are different types of cookies?
Cookies can be classified based on their source, purpose and duration.
Based on source:
First-party cookies are generated by the website that the user is visiting and mostly used for remembering user login information on revisits.
Third-party cookies are generated by a website different from the one that the user is visiting. They are mostly used by third parties (like Google Analytics) for analytics or advertisements on behalf of the first party.
Based on purpose:
Necessary cookies are cookies that are necessary for a website to function properly or offer its services. They do not collect any personal data.
Non-necessary cookies are cookies that are used for additional services of a website different from its core service. Cookies that are used for analytics, advertisements, or other additional performance and functionality come under the non-necessary category.
Based on duration:
Session cookies have a shorter lifespan as they expire when a web session is over or close the browser. They are used for short-lived purposes such as online form submission or remembering information while browsing across web pages.
Persistent cookies have a longer lifespan that could go up to years. They remain in the user device until it reaches its expiration date or when the users clear them from the browser.
Why should I scan my website for cookies?
Non-necessary cookies require consent to be stored on the visitors’ device. Strictly necessary cookies are exempted from consent.
How does CookieYes cookie scanner work?
CookieYes scanner crawls through the homepage of your website and activates all cookies set by the server. It identifies the cookies based on their properties and matches them against its vast cookie dictionary. Then, it generates a detailed scan report that will tell you the number of cookies and details such as their domain, type, purpose and duration
Why can’t I view the detailed scan report?
To view the detailed cookie scan report in tabular form, you must provide your email address. We use your email to send CookieYes news and updates about its products and services. However, if you don’t want to share your email, you can still view the number of cookies your website uses and their categories. Or you can use our free cookie scanning tool, CookieServe to get a detailed cookie scan report.
If you have any questions, please contact our support.
How do I make my website cookie compliant?
To be cookie compliant, you must first get consent from the website visitors before storing any non-necessary cookies. While collecting consent, make sure that you inform them about the type and nature of cookies and what happens when they consent to them. You must avoid getting bundled consent, i.e. single, common consent option for all cookie types. Each cookie category must have a separate opt-in option. They should also be able to easily opt out and withdraw their consent at any time. You must also keep a log of when the visitors record their consent to demonstrate proof of consent, if and when necessary.
CookieYes is a cookie consent solution that provides all these features in one place. From getting cookie consent from your website visitors, auto-blocking third-party cookie scripts to much more, it will give you a complete cookie compliance solution.