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Proof Of Consent

Last updated on March 14, 2024

What is Proof of Consent?

Proof of consent refers to the evidence or documentation demonstrating that you have obtained valid authorisation from users before processing their data through cookies on your website or online services. The concept of proof of consent is crucial as it assures compliance with applicable data protection and privacy laws, such as the GDPR.

What information does Proof of Consent hold?

When a user agrees to cookies on the cookie banner, we log the following data on our servers:

  1. Consented domain: The specific URL for which the user has given consent to the use of cookies.
  2. Consent date: The specific date on which a user provided their consent for the use of cookies.
  3. Consent ID: The unique identifier assigned to each user’s consent record.
  4. Location: The specific geographical location or jurisdiction in which the consent was obtained.
  5. Anonymized IP address: The user’s masked or modified IP address at the time of consent.
  6. Consent status: The state of a user’s consent (accepted/rejected or partially accepted) for the use of cookies.
  7. Category-wise consent status: The user’s consent for different categories, along with the cookie name, their purposes and duration.

How to get your Proof of Consent?

To get your Proof of Consent, follow the below steps:

  1. Log in to your CookieYes account on
  2. Navigate to Dashboard > Consent Log.
  3. Click the Download icon under Proof of Consent for the desired consent ID.
  4. On the confirmation modal, click the Generate PDF button to get the Proof of Consent as a PDF.
Proof of Consent

Where can I find the Consent ID?

The Consent ID of each user is automatically recorded. To get the Consent ID, follow the below steps:

  1. Open the website in Google Chrome, right-click on the page and select Inspect.
  2. Navigate to Application > Cookies.
  3. Click on the website URL to list all the cookies.
  4. Search “cookieyes-consent” from the cookie list.
  5. In the value column corresponding to cookieyes-consent, you can find “consentid” with its value.

To do the same on Firefox and Safari browsers, use: Inspect > Storage > Cookies and follow the steps mentioned above.

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