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Cookie Scanner by CookieFirst

Cookies are an essential yet risky part of running a website. While important to the user experience, they also increase your vulnerability to breaking digital privacy regulations. Laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union and California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) in the United States require online entities to limit their use of cookies and local storage. Any present without proper disclosure notices can result in legal cases, fines for violation, and reputational damage. Don’t risk it – use CookieFirst’s advanced cookie scanner instead.

As part of the CookieFirst consent management platform, the cookie scanner is capable of detecting first-party, second-party, and third-party cookies, trackers, and more. Use it to get an in-depth picture of your website’s use of these elements and make changes accordingly. We conduct a thorough analysis to find any and all cookies and local storage items present on your site, giving you a detailed report on which cookies are necessary, which can be disabled or removed, and which require cookie consent.

From there, it’s simply a matter of implementing the right banners and notices to align with data privacy laws (we help with that too). CookieFirst makes it easy to take control of your website’s technical elements, reducing its risks of legal trouble and enabling you to focus on what really matters.

Cookie Scanner for your website. CMP for cookie consent.The CookieFirst Cookie Scanner finds cookies and local storage items on your website

The Benefits Our Cookie Scanner Has to Offer

CookieFirst leads the way when it comes to effective and accessible cookie scan solutions. Here’s just a taste of what our tool has to offer:

Comprehensive Reports

It’s not enough to simply know whether your website uses cookies or not – most of the time, the answer is yes to begin with. Remaining compliant with prominent data privacy laws requires an awareness of the specific types of cookies that pages use, what functions they serve, and how long they stay on a user’s device. That’s why we provide comprehensive reports that offer all of the above and more. Conduct a cookie scan and you’ll receive comprehensive insight into the cookies used on your site. We have a massive database of cookies, which is constantly updated, ensuring that we identify everything.

Easy-to-Read Results

Our reports are easy to understand and use; presenting information in a clear and accessible format, they can empower you to quickly identify any potential issues pertaining to your website’s compliance issues and address them promptly. Even the most non-technical of individuals are able to make use of CookieFirst’s cookie scan tool!

Time-Saving Automation

Manually reviewing your website for cookies is a time-consuming task that’s prone to human errors. Our cookie scan tool automates the entire process, making it quicker, more efficient, and less likely to generate mistakes. Simply input your web address and hit ‘scan’ – you’ll receive the information you need to take action in under a minute.

Individual Page Scans

Whether you’re a small business owner, web developer, or compliance officer, our cookie scan tool can provide you with valuable insights into where cookies are used on your website, making it easier for you to identify potential risks and take appropriate measures to mitigate them.

Easy Implementation

Our tool is designed to be easy to install and integrate into your website. You don’t need a team of developers or coding knowledge to get started – just a few clicks and you’re up and running!

Cookie Policy Generator

The CookieFirst CMP offers combines the cookie scanner with a versatile cookie policy generator. Both the result of the cookie scan as well as the accompanying and explanatory cookie policy text can be embedded on a page of your website. This cookie policy and cookie description table can be displayed in over 45 languages (at the moment of writing). After each cookie scan, the scan results in the cookie table are updated.

Customizable Settings

Every website has different requirements when it comes to cookie management. That’s why we’ve included customizable settings in our tool, allowing you to tailor the scanning and reporting process to your specific needs. Easily configure settings such as cookie categorization, cookie expiration notification, and cookie banner design. This flexibility ensures that you can adhere to local privacy regulations while also providing a seamless user experience for your website visitors.

Ongoing Monitoring

Compliance is an ongoing process, not a one-time fix. That’s why our tool provides ongoing monitoring of your website’s cookies, ensuring that everything stays in line with current data privacy regulations. We also update the scanner itself regularly to ensure it’s capable of detecting new types of cookies and trackers. Using CookieFirst’s cookie scan tool is like putting the entire issue of compliance on autopilot.

Augmented User Experience

Using CookieFirst’s advanced cookie scan tool will not only help you avoid legal issues and fines, but it will also improve your website’s user experience by ensuring that your visitors are fully informed about the cookies being used and their purpose. We offer a suite of customizable solutions that you can tailor to your website’s specific needs, including a customizable consent banner and easy-to-use cookie preference center.

Simple Search Process

Say goodbye to complicated processes and hello to quick and efficient cookie scanning with CookieFirst. All you need to use our cookie scan tool is the web address of the page you’d like to assess. Our innovative algorithms will take it from there, scanning the site and providing you with a comprehensive report on their findings.

With CookieFirst, you can rest easy knowing that your website’s cookies are accounted for at all times. Our advanced cookie scan tool is designed to help you stay on top of your website’s use of cookies and trackers, ensuring that you’re always doing business within the bounds of legal and ethical practices.

Don’t risk your website’s compliance or reputation – try our cookie scanner today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Any outlying questions about CookieFirst’s cookie scan tool? We’ve compiled the ones we get most often with answers below.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer or mobile device when they visit a website. Cookies are used to remember user preferences, login information, and to track user behavior on the website for analytics purposes.

If you would like to know more about cookies, read our article: What are cookies ?

Why do I need a cookie scanner?

A cookie scanner can help you identify the cookies that are being used on your website, including third-party cookies, and give you insight into their purpose and whether they are compliant with data protection regulations such as GDPR and CPRA. This can help you ensure that your website is compliant and protect your users’ privacy.

Are all cookie scanners the same?

No! Different cookie scanners may have different features, such as the ability to scan for specific types of cookies, filter results by category or vendor, or provide recommendations for compliance. Some cookie scanners do not scan for local storage items, but the CookieFirst’s cookie scanner includes these items too. It’s important to choose a cookie scanner tool that meets your specific needs and requirements.

Is CookieFirst’s cookie scanner easy to use?

Yes! CookieFirst’s cookie scanner is designed to be user-friendly and intuitive. Simply enter your website’s URL and the tool will scan your website to identify all cookies that are being used. You can then use the dashboard to view detailed information about each cookie and take action to ensure compliance.

Can I use CookieFirst’s cookie scanner for multiple websites?

Yes, CookieFirst’s cookie scanner can be used to scan multiple websites. Simply create a new project for each website and enter the URL for each site. You can then manage all of your website scans from the dashboard.

How often should I run a cookie scan?

It’s a good idea to run a cookie scan whenever you make significant changes to your website, such as adding or removing cookies or updating your privacy policy. It’s also a good idea to run periodic scans, such as monthly or quarterly, to ensure ongoing compliance.

Can CookieFirst’s cookie scanner help with GDPR compliance?

Yes! CookieFirst’s cookie scanner is designed to help website owners comply with GDPR regulations by identifying cookies and providing information about their purpose, vendor, and compliance status. The tool also includes features such as cookie consent banners and preference centers to help you manage user consent and preferences.

How does CookieFirst’s cookie scanner work?

CookieFirst’s cookie scanner uses advanced scanning techniques to analyze the cookies on your website and provide you with a detailed report on their purpose and compliance. The tool can identify both first-party and third-party cookies and provide recommendations on how to achieve compliance where necessary.

Will CookieFirst’s cookie scan slow down my website?

No, CookieFirst’s cookie scanner is designed to be lightweight and non-intrusive. It will not affect your website’s load time or performance.

Is CookieFirst’s cookie scanner GDPR-compliant?

Yes, CookieFirst’s scan tool is fully compliant with GDPR and other data protection regulations. The tool provides recommendations for achieving compliance and helps you create a cookie policy that is compliant with the regulations.

How do I get started with CookieFirst’s scan tool?

To get started, simply sign up for a free trial on the CookieFirst website. Once you have created an account, you can use the scan tool to analyze your website’s cookies and get a detailed report on their purpose and compliance.


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