Firstly, let’s recap what a cookie is.
A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent from a website or app and often stored on a user’s computer via their web browser. Cookies can be first-party (cookies actually produced by your website or app) or third-party (cookies in use on your site or app, but which are produced by third-party services like widgets, iframes, scripts etc.)
Regardless of if the cookies being run on your site are first-party or third-party, you’re still required to comply with laws like the GDPR and ePrivacy (Cookie Law) and block non-exempt cookies prior to user consent. So, how do you identify the cookies in use on your site?
The cookies running on your website are likely the result of the combined use of different tools, widgets, scripts etc.
One of the easiest ways for you to figure out which cookies are installed by your site is to identify the services running on your site. Our free site scanner identifies services running on your site, making it incredibly easy for you to identify potential cookie sources.
For more info on other ways to identify cookies running on your site, you can read this guide, otherwise, you can get started right away with Cookie Law and GDPR compliance by clicking the button below!
Cookie consent management for the ePrivacy, GDPR and CCPA