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CookieYes for CCPA/CPRA cookie compliance

This guide gives an overview of how you can use CookieYes to make your website’s use of cookies compliant with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA).

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Note: If you want to display a CCPA/CPRA notice and a ‘Do not sell’ link, you can choose to skip the setup screens and head to your Dashboard.

Display an opt-out CCPA/CPRA banner

To comply with CCPA/CPRA, you can start by displaying a cookie banner on your website. A cookie notice will let your site visitors the choice to opt-out of cookies that are not essential, including third-party cookies. You can also respect Global Privacy Control (GPC) signal by enabling the feature on CookieYes.

cookie banner

Implement geo-targeting 

If you want to display the cookie banner for California, then you can use geo-targeting.

To implement a geo-targeting banner for California, follow the below steps: 

  1. Navigate to CookieYes Dashboard > Cookie Banner > General.
  2. Under Geo- target banner, choose Select Countries.
  3. Select California from the drop down.
  4. Click the Publish Change button.
Implement geo-targeting 

Add ‘Do not sell’ link on website 

To comply with CCPA/CPRA, You should display a “Do not sell” link on your website’s footer, as legally required under the CCPA. Go to Cookie Banner > General > “Do not sell” link. You can copy the code and add it to your website’s footer.

CookieYes app dashboard - ccpa do not sell

Select cookie categories for auto-blocking

After adding the ‘Do Not Sell’ link to your website, you should configure auto-blocking for cookie categories when your website visitors opt-out of data sales by clicking the ‘Do Not Sell My Personal Information’ link. (By default, all cookie categories will be enabled for auto-blocking.)

To implement this, follow the below steps:

  1. Navigate to CookieYes Dashboard > Cookie Manager > Cookie List.
  2. Select the category you want to include in auto-blocking. Now click the edit icon of that category.
  3. In the Edit Category modal, enable the Sells or shares personal data and click the Save Draft button.
    sell or share personal data
  4. Click the Publish Change button.

Once you’ve fine-tuned your settings, you can install the CCPA/CPRA cookie banner on your website. Navigate to Site Settings > Basic configuration > Get Installation Code > Copy Code.

Enable multilingual cookie banner

If you have a multilingual website and want to display the cookie banner in multiple languages, you can use the auto-translation feature. 

If your website is in a language other than English and you want to display a cookie banner in that language, you can change your default banner language. 

Schedule cookie scanning

You should ensure that your cookie list is up-to-date so that your cookie banner has accurate information about the cookies used on your website.

We suggest that you automate your website scanning in monthly intervals. From the top navigation bar, click on Cookie Manager > Schedule Scan. You can choose Monthly, Select Day and set the Time for your scans. For more details, refer to our guide.

If you have password-protected sections on your website, we recommend that you scan for cookies behind these sections as well. To access the Scan behind login feature (available only on the Ultimate plan), reach out to

Manage cookie list

CookieYes by default auto-blocks third-party cookie scripts until consent is provided by the visitor, as required by GDPR. However, we recommend you check for ‘Uncategorized’ cookies (unclassified cookies) to ensure that these cookies are appropriately handled.

You can view your updated cookie list and scan history under the Cookie Manager tab. You can then choose to implement cookie blocking manually for relevant cookies.

Generate a cookie policy

A detailed cookie policy is important so that your website provides full disclosure to your visitors. You can generate a cookie policy with a complete cookie list using CookieYes. From the top navigation bar, click on More > Cookie Policy Generator. Your cookie policy is generated instantly and you can customize the text to suit your needs. You can then simply copy-paste it to your website and publish your cookie policy page.

You can also link the cookie policy page on your cookie banner. Head to Cookie Banner > Content > Cookie Notice > “Cookie Policy” link (enable) > URL and enter the URL of your cookie policy.

Integrate with Google Consent Mode

If you want to continue monitoring and measuring website analytics in a legally compliant way, you can use Google Consent Mode. CookieYes can be easily integrated with Google Consent Mode and will allow you to adjust how Google tags and scripts behave on your website based on your visitor’s consent status.

Access the consent log for proof

CookieYes logs all the consent given by your site visitors in the Consent Log. You may use this log to demonstrate your proof of consent in case of any regulatory audits.  To download your consent log, from the top navigation bar, click on Consent Log > Export as CSV. For a specific user’s proof of consent, simply click the download icon next to that consent ID.

For general questions about CookieYes, please check our FAQ.

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