Cookie Information glossary

This glossary is here to help you understand the different terms that are specific to the product and the industry.

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Collection of consent solutions and domains to which our clients have user access.

Consent solution

A consent solution works as a container that holds all the domains you have added. Furthermore, it will store the cookie settings, consent solution settings, and the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for pop-up, policy, and privacy controls.

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Address of your website - what an end-user would type in their address bar to visit it. Root domains ( and subdomains ( are considered individual domains in the Cookie Information platform.

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A user is an email address added to an account in the Cookie Information database account. Users can only be associated with one account and have a unique email and password.

Consent Management Platform

The self-service platform to which you can log in. The platform is available with user login from the domain

Compliance Dashboard

A reporting tool that gives you insights into consent rates and the cookie scan result.

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The automatic process occurs once a month, every week, or every day depending on the scanning frequency chosen. A scan result is a list of cookies found on the domain.

  • Scanning depth refers to how many pages cookie information scans;

  • Scanning frequency refers to how often Cookie information scans your domain.

Read more about our scanner here.

Consent pop-up

An interactive pop-up that informs end-users on the use of cookies and lets them either agree to it or not. The newest data from the scans populates the consent pop-up.

Read more about our pop-up templates here.

Reopen consent icon

The renewal icon is in the lower-left corner of websites with the uc.js script. It is part of the consent pop-up functionality that is only displayed when the pop-up is not. It allows users to re-open the consent pop-up if they'd like to adjust their consent.

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Cookie declaration

A cookie declaration is a table of cookies found by the cookies information scanner for a specific domain or a collection of domains within a consent solution. The same scan result is visible in the consent pop-up and the premium compliance dashboard.

Cookie policy

A cookie policy is a longer text of policies surrounding the handling of cookies. It also includes contact information for the company DPO and a guide on how to withdraw consent.

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Privacy controls

A part of the consent pop-up and a separate widget allows users to toggle different categories on and off for their consent.

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Shared consent

Domains in the same consent solution can share consent, so users only have to consent on the first domain they visit.

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Manual cookie blocking with the Cookie Control SDK

The Cookie Control SDK is s software development kit allowing website owners to block and activate cookie services based on the consent provided by a user in our consent pop-up.

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Auto blocking

Auto blocking is an automatic cookie blocker created by Cookie Information. It can block first-party cookies that are not server-side.

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Compliance is living up to the national and European regulations concerning collecting cookie consents and mobile app consents.


The data resulting from end-users either declining or accepting all or some cookie categories.

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Monthly users

The number of times Cookie Information’s CMP registered a consent submitted from a domain within the customer's account. This number is being measured as an average over 3 months.


General Data Protection Regulation. Read more about what GDPR has to say about cookies here.


E-privacy is a European regulative concerning communication between websites (cookies).

Datatilsynet (Denmark)

Datatilsynet is the Danish data protection agency or DPA. The DPA is the national authority that supervises compliance with the rules on the protection of personal data.


Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - a set of recommendations for making Web content more accessible.

Read more here.


Data Processing Agreement. Read about if you need to sign such an agreement with Cookie Information here.

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