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WEBINARNavigating Consent Mode V2: How Should I Prepare?


30 April, 2024

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Why do scans discover different cookies across websites and what causes some cookies unidentified?

The auto scan may discover different cookies on different websites for various reasons and it may fail to identify some cookies:

  1. Differences in Cookies Identified: CookieYes typically identifies varying cookies across different websites. This is because each website uses different scripts, functionalities, and third-party services, generating unique cookie sets. Scanning systematically crawls through your website to identify and categorize cookies based on their sources and purposes, leading to variations in the identified cookies.
  2. Failure to Identify Certain Cookies: During the scanning process, CookieYes aims to identify and categorize most of the cookies present on your site using its comprehensive Cookie Dictionary. However, there may be instances where certain cookies may not automatically get categorised or identified. This can happen due to various reasons, such as:
    • New or uncommon cookies that are not yet included in the Cookie Dictionary.
    • Cookies with non-standard or obfuscated names or sources.
    • During the scan, specific conditions may not trigger the generation of cookies dynamically.
    • Cookies with short lifespans or those that expire quickly.

CookieYes allows users to manually add cookies to the banner when the system fails to identify them automatically. This ensures comprehensive coverage and compliance. To manually add unidentified cookies, follow the CookieYes manual cookie addition documentation guidelines.

It’s essential to regularly scan your website and review the identified cookies to ensure that your cookie consent solution remains up-to-date and compliant with data protection regulations.

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