What is cookie auto-blocking?

Auto-blocking is a feature where certain categories of cookies will be blocked by default until consent is obtained from the user. For compliance with privacy laws like the GDPR and CCPA, it would mean blocking third-party cookies that are set by a third-party or certain first-party cookies set by services such as Google Analytics and Facebook.

Auto-blocking is used so that no other cookies than strictly-necessary cookies are set by a website. This is important because laws like the GDPR require that websites need to take explicit consent before setting any cookies on a user’s device unless the cookies can be categorized as strictly necessary or essential.

Consent Management Platforms like CookieYes help websites to auto-block any third-party script that set cookies. Check out this guide: How to Implement Cookie Auto-Blocking