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- Why do I need Cookie Scanner?
- Why is Cookie-Script Cookie Scanner better than similar solutions?
- How does Cookie Scanner work?
- Frequently asked questions
- Try Cookie Scanner yourself
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.
Why do I need Cookie Scanner?
We have spent quite some time fine-tuning technologies used behind Cookie Scanner. As a result, we have created a tool that outperforms many other similar tools on the market.
Cookie Scanner generates a cookie report which can later be used on your website together with the Cookie-Script banner to fully comply with different cookie privacy regulations.
Why is Cookie-Script Cookie Scanner better than similar solutions?
Here is a list of features that help Cookie Scanner to stand out from other solutions.
No email required
Trust in the Internet is a huge topic in today's world. This is why most people think twice before entering their private information, like an email address on unknown websites. As a result, email addresses get leaked or stolen, users get spammed forever, and sometimes are forced to change the email address.
This is why here at Cookie-Script we do not require you to enter an email to try out our Cookie Scanner. You can scan your website absolutely for free, without providing any extra information. This is mostly possible thanks to the quick scanning process, which was also our key goal when developing Cookie Scanner.
Pre-build database of cookies
Cookie Scanner comes with a database of 100.000+ most commonly used cookies, grouped by categories and with a pre-assigned description that explains what every cookie is used for. Our statistics show that on average this should cover 80% of your website cookies, so you won't need to write your own description or think about categorizing cookies.
Automatic detection of special cookies [added on 2020-09-01]
We have spent some extra time to make Cookie Scanner even smarter. An updated version of Cookie Scanner can now automatically detect special cookies:
Cookies with unique namesSome cookies (like some of Google Analytics cookies) have unique names which include unique identifiers of the user account. Cookie Scanner automatically identifies those cookies and assigns category and description to those cookies.
Cookies with random namesMany popular content management systems generate session cookies with random names. For example, WooCommerce can set up a session cookie which looks like this: wp_woocommerce_session_f919208d949256bc062e5c23e02ba9a2, where 'f919208d949256bc062e5c23e02ba9a2' is just a random string. The cookie Scanner automatically detects those cookies and saves them as a pattern in Cookie Report. This is set to avoid new session cookies being added to your Cookie Report after every automatic scanning. More about this in the pattern cookies article.
Cookie Scanner is an important part of the Cookie-Script system, therefore we analyze each and every inquiry from our users regarding Cookie Scanner. As a result, we implement new features and updates in Cookie Scanner on a monthly basis, bringing new functionality to our clients.
Scan individual pages
Another key difference of our scanner is the possibility to scan separate pages and subfolders, rather than just full domains. The same goes for the Cookie Consent banner: you are not forced to use domain only, this might be handy in the development stages when your website is hosted in a subfolder.
Free to try
You can always try our Cookie Scanner for free and see what cookies are used on your website.
It could be irritating to be forced to wait in a queue for half an hour just to get a demo scan of your website. That's why we did our best to create a tool that scans website cookies quickly and effectively. Depending on your website speed it takes around 10-15 seconds to scan 10 website pages on average.
How does Cookie Scanner work?
First, we collect all internal links and put them in a queue for cookie scanning. A free scan without the Cookie-Script account is limited to 10 pages per scan.
Finally, all the unique cookies are stored in the array and saved for the report.
As an extra step, we match cookies in our database of cookies, applying category, and description.
Frequently asked questions
What is a cookie scanner?
A cookie scanner sometimes referred to as a cookie checker, or Cookie Consent tool scans websites for all cookies and then provides a report to be used to ensure that your website is operating within any necessary privacy regulations. It’s important to make sure your cookie tool uses advanced technologies capable of detecting cookies from more advanced websites.
How does a cookie scanner work?
A cookie scanner tool will allow you to scan all cookies on the website and organize them by category while providing descriptions. It’s important to understand this information if you wish to bring your website into GDPR compliance.
Why do I need to scan cookies?
The first step in complying with specific privacy regulations is understanding the cookies and tracking devices that operate behind the scenes. It’s not uncommon for websites to have Third-Party Cookies operating that may not be in compliance with GDPR or other regulations.
What are the benefits of using a cookie scanner?
A good cookie scanner program will use state-of-the-art technology and regularly provide updates so that you can be sure you are detecting all possible cookies. It’ll also provide reporting capabilities so that you can review data and be sure that you are within all relevant data regulations.
What do I look for in a cookie scanner?
When you are looking for a cookie scanner, it’s important to keep some features in mind, including a pre-built database of cookies, automatic detection of special cookies, monthly software updates, or the ability to scan individual pages. It also helps if you can find a tool that allows use without entering in your email information if you are privacy-minded.
Try Cookie Scanner yourself
You can try Cookie Scanner on our main page, just enter your website address and we will do all the work. See the picture below: