To those who have never heard of website tracking, it might seem like magic that an ad will appear on a website unrelated to a product they previously viewed. Many websites track the behavior of users so they can be targeted (and re-targeted) for advertising purposes. It’s an effective marketing trick, but it does raise some privacy concerns.
Cookies are tremendously helpful to both web users and businesses, but they do present unique privacy concerns. To keep web users safe, the EU implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR establishes and enforces rules on how online data may be collected, stored, and shared. A major part of GDPR is cookie consent. In fact, of the 14 key issues presented in the GDPR, over half of the topics relate to cookies in some way.
Most who are unfamiliar with ‘HttpOnly’ cookie flags only discover the term during a security check of their website. If you're completely new to what this cookie flag is (and what it does for your website), CookieScript is here to fill you in with the details.
In this article, Cookie Script will help you understand the purpose of cookie consent banners and why you should have a cookie banner on your website — even if you don’t have a physical presence in the EU.
Building websites always need time for development, testing, and improvements. That's why website changes are often implemented in a testing environment, sometimes called staging website or sandbox website.
Some of popular content management systems generate session cookies with random names. This guide will help you to set up those cookies properly.
Unlike one might think, scanning website cookies is not an easy task. Sure, it's pretty straight forward when it comes to usual cookies with fixed names. However some cookies are more special than others, therefore we have built some smart features into the Cookie Scanner.
Do you know if your favorite websites are tracking you with cookies? If you answered in the negative, you might want to try a cookie bot. Cookie bots are essentially code-scanning web applets (mini-applications) that sift through lines of HTML code to gain insights into what cookies are used by the websites you visit. The bots record the details and present the findings in a digested format.
We live in a quickly changing world and websites are one of the things that get updated more often. New functionality and features are added and removed, which in many cases affect what cookies are used by your website.
Cookies are not something you need to be worrying about when changing website functionality. This is why we have introduced Automatic monthly cookie scanning.
Cookie Scanner is a tool created by Cookie-Script, it allows you to scan your website cookies. In addition, Cookie Scanner will automatically group cookies by categories and add a description to all known cookies.
After installing Cookie-Script on your website you might notice a change in Google Analytics counting direct traffic on your website. This is actually a case with many third-party systems, not just Google Analytics
Cookie Declaration table is an important feature that allows you to notify website users about what cookies are actually used on the website.
In some cases, you might need to be able to control cookie popup behavior programmatically or read the current state of the user consent. This is what Cookie-Script custom functions are designed for.
Cookie-Script has build-in integration with Google Tag Manager events, which will help you to set up your third-party scripts in GTM correctly.
We have recently implemented a new option that allows you to add custom styling for your cookie banner.
SameSite cookie attribute is used by browsers to identify how first- and third- party cookies should be handled.
Today we are happy to introduce translations - one of the most requested functionalities for Cookie-Script. From now on you can translate a single Cookie-Script item to many languages and the cookie popup will be shown in the proper language automatically.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation created for all websites that operate and collect user data within EU members states. It is not required to collect consents from visitors coming outside of European Union.
Cookie-Script allows you to collect and record visitor consents.
According to GDPR, strictly necessary cookies could be set in case they are required for website to work properly. Also, not all cookies are considered private data, for example a cookie to store visitor setting on the website, language or cart can be set without user consent.
In today's world almost every website uses some kind of third-party services like Google Analytics, Facebook like buttons, or any other third-party service provider.
Third-party cookies are cookies set by a website other than the one you are currently browsing. Read on to learn more about third-party cookies and why these may soon be disappearing from the web.
There are 2 main modes of Cookie-Script depending on how strict you want it to be, it's called Consent mode:
Ok, this one is pretty cool. It is now possible to integrate Cookie Script with Google Analytics!
Some of our Spanish users have requested a new functionality which can be used according to Spanish cookie law. In Spain the law provides that after a certain time since the pop-up is displayed the acceptance of cookies is considered implicit.
We are getting a lot of warm and thankful words from our users. Some of them are also very constructive and people ask us to implement new functionality.
Some users are not aware of what secure connection is and how it is related to Cookie Script, so we decided to give a little explanation on this.
Cookie-Script allows you to set how long a user's consent should be remembered.
A cookie banner can be a real hustle if it does not match your existing website design. To make it look nice and clean, we have added custom colors that allow you to style a cookie popup exactly as your website design.
Cookie Statistics Tool allows you to see all necessary statistics about interactions with the banner elements and Cookie Categories.