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All you need to know about domains
All you need to know about domains

This article explains the difference between websites, domains, subdomains and URL pages.

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Websites vs Domains

Website is a set of all related web pages, content and other components located on a public domain and hosted on a server. When speaking about websites, one would usually mean the design and the content. When talking about domains, one would usually talk about the URL where you can find the website.

Multiple domains can host the same website. You could have the same webpage on and

Root domain

Cookie Information solution is compatible with root domain only, also usually referred to as a second/third-level domain.

For example, if you have a website on the domain, the root domain is


Cookie Information solution differentiates domains and subdomains. Subdomains are, in other words, unique.

For example, suppose you have a website located on the domain and a support page on In that case, they are two unique domains.

You can, however, enable the shared consent for the domain and the subdomain, that way a web user is not asked for consent multiple times while browsing your website.

URL pages

The URL page is a webpage within your website, and it is the same as your root domain.

Based on the example under the subdomains section, you may have your English support centre located on the URL page. In the Cookie Information system, it means it belongs to the same domain

For that reason, you purchase different scanning depths (500, 5000, 15000) depending on how many URL pages your domain has. It also means you cannot add individual URL pages in the Cookie information platform, only the root domains.

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