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Privacy Cookies Report
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Written by Luiza Gircoveanu
Updated over a week ago

Overview

The Privacy Cookies Audit report delivers insight into which cookies are present across your scan and whether or not those cookies are approved.

Note: To take full advantage of these reports we highly recommend configuring and applying a consent category to an Audit and processing consent categories or running the Audit at least once.

This report is designed to compile all cookie data discovered during an Audit scan, particularly emphasizing cookies that lack an associated Consent Category. In cases where a Consent Category is absent in the Audit, the status of these cookies will be labeled as 'Uncategorized.'

By applying a Consent Category to the Audit, you gain the ability to exercise more precise control over your cookie inventory. This includes managing lists of approved and unapproved cookies, and providing a systematic approach to auditing the cookies present on the website under evaluation.

Applied Consent Categories

If consent categories have already been applied to the Audit, you will see a down-down bar that you can expand to see the names and notes associated with each applied consent category.

Summary Metrics

The metrics in the top section of the report display:

  • The # of pages scanned

  • The # of pages with unapproved cookies

  • The # of unique cookies

  • The # of approved cookies

  • The # of unapproved cookies

Cookie Compliance

The Cookie Compliance table displays all unique cookies that were set on pages during the Audit and the following attributes:

  • Cookie name

  • Cookie domain

  • Status (Approved or Unapproved)

  • Consent Category

  • The # of pages where the cookies were present

After selecting a row in the Cookie Compliance table, the list of pages below will filter to the pages where those cookies were present at the time of the Audit.

Pages Scanned

After filtering the list of pages, you can drill into the Page Details Report to see initial and final page URLs with their page load time, page status code, and number of cookies.

Cookie Initiators

A cookie initiator is a tool that helps you understand where and when a website's cookies are set. It categorizes these origins into four types: Application Code, HTTP Response Header, ObservePoint Action, or Unknown. This data is collected from various sources, like the website's code, network responses, and actions during Audits or Journeys. Knowing the initiator type and context helps you analyze and manage cookies effectively, improving your tracking and understanding of website behavior.

To access Cookie Initiators, just click on a specific cookie, choose a URL from the Pages Scanned section, and then select the cookie. You'll then gain insight into its Initiator and Origin Story, revealing the precise steps and methods involved in setting the cookie on the page.

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