All instructions about how to set up Cookie-Script properly

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.

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.

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.

In some cases, your website scripts need to know if the user agreed to the cookie policy (for example to enable certain functionality that user agreed to). This is what events are used for.

According to GDPR, website visitor should be able to change his cookie settings (withdraw consent) as easy as agree to cookie usage. This means visitors should be able to do this on any page and not search for a specific page with Cookie Policy.

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.

Sometimes it is faster and more reliable to store JavaScript files on your own server, usually same place as website itself. This also allows web developers to edit JavaScript files directly and make changes on the fly.

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.

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.