Introduction

With Cookie Information, you can manage and customise how your cookies are shown to a website visitor by doing one of the below listed:

  • rename cookie categories

  • manually add cookies

  • classify unclassified

  • reclassify classified

To make these changes, you would need to first log in to your Cookie Information account. Then, find the consent colution you want to manage cookies for and go to the “Cookie Settings” tab. Keep in mind that these changes only apply to the domains added to the specific consent colution.

Renaming cookie categories

By default, there are the following cookie categories:

  1. Strictly necessary

  2. Functional

  3. Statistical

  4. Marketing

  5. Unclassified

If you need to rename some or all of these categories, you can easily do that under the “Cookie Settings“ tab. Here, on the top, each cookie category is listed. To edit it click on three dots next to the category name and click “Edit”.

In the “Consent Category” window, you can fill out the following fields:

  1. Category Name

  2. Category Description

Suppose you rename a cookie category in English. In that case, it does not automatically change the naming for this category in other languages.

Add a cookie manually.

If our scanner did not pick up a cookie due to scanner limitations, you could add them manually through the Platform.

On the “Cookie Settings” tab and click on the “Add Custom Cookie” button.

In the “Add custom scan cookie” window, you need to fill out the following fields:

  1. Cookie name - the name of the cookie as it appears on the website

  2. Cookie domain - the domain on which you can see the cookies.

  3. Cookie persistence - the lifetime of the cookie, where you have three options:

  • Expiring

  • Session

  • Permanent

If the cookie is expiring, there is one more field to fill in:

4. Cookie expiry - after what time does the cookie get expired and automatically deleted.

As this is the first version of this feature, you can currently choose one of the following cookie expiry values: one hour, two hours, one day, 90 days, 180 days, one year or two years.

If the cookie expiry value you want to add is not listed, please contact us at support@cookieinformation.com.

Since this is a manually added cookie, it is not automatically categorised. For that reason, you would need to classify this cookie yourself.

Classifying unclassified cookies and reclassifying classified cookies

There are a few reasons you would want to classify cookies: either because you need to move them from one category to another (statistic to marketing, marketing to functional and such), or because you need to edit the purpose, description, or data processor or other fields.

To reach compliance according to GDPR, we strongly advise you to classify all your cookies and make this a routine part of your recurring website maintenance.

You can do this by adding a new custom cookie definition.

Adding a new custom cookie definition

In the “Add custom scan cookie” window, you need to fill out the following fields:

  1. Choose a cookie - dropdown list contains all cookies across all domains within this consent solution: the ones found by the scanner and the manually added ones. If you know the cookie name that you need to classify, you can start typing it to find it on the list easily)

  2. Add cookie category - choose one of the default categories from the dropdown list.

  3. Choose a data processor - for first-party cookies, and this is typically your website. For third-party cookies, it is usually a vendor providing services that set this cookie.

If you can not find the data processor in the “Choose data processor“ dropdown list, you must create one manually. For example, you cannot pick your own company unless it is a processor in our system.

Create a data processor

While adding a new cookie definition, choose a random data processor from the dropdown and click Save.

Remember to refresh the page for the cookie definition to be shown on the “Cookie definitions list“

Find your cookie definition and click “…“ → Edit.

In the “Edit Cookie Definition” window, you need to fill out the following fields:

  1. Data processor - the name of the data processing company or their domain

  2. Data processor privacy policy - the link to their policy.

Additionally, in this overview, you can further customise the cookies.

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