Termly maintains a library of known cookies and automatically matches the cookies found on your website with ones in our library. When a cookie on your website matches one from our library, the associated category and description is automatically filled in.
If a cookie found on your website does not match one from our library of known cookies, then the cookie will default to the Unclassified category. You can choose another category and fill in the description so that your visitors will have a better idea of what they are consenting to.
Once a scan has been started, you will be asked to install a consent banner. Please retrieve the code snippet, then follow the instructions to install and verify the installation.
Your website may be writing cookies to your visitors' device via one of the following means:
Third-party cookies are typically set by service partners that you include on your website. For example:
Ad tracking cookies may be set by services such as Google AdWords.
Third party analytics platform such as Mixpanel or Google Analytics may also be setting cookies in order to track visitors to your website.
An embedded YouTube video may also be setting cookies to enable targeted advertising.
First-party cookies are cookies that are directly set by your own website and not from a third-party.
If you have a login form, you may be using cookies to track the session status (logged-in / not logged-in) of your visitors.
If you have a custom shopping cart, you may be using cookies to track the cart items for each visitor.
Use the Termly JS Script + RESTful API to retrieve a list of cookies/categories your website visitor has agreed to via the consent banner installed on your website.
Modify your code to make sure that the website does not write cookies in categories that have been denied by the website visitor.