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Cookie Consent Module Features

Last Updated: September 23, 2021

CookiePro’s module for Cookie Consent features the ability to scan your website for cookies, categorize them, implement cookie auto-blocking and geolocation rules that can help keep your website compliant with many global regulations including GDPR, CCPA, and LGPD.


Automatic Cookiepedia Categorization

Speed up the identification and categorization of your cookies after each new scan using Cookiepedia, the largest repository of pre-categorized cookies. After each new scan, cookies found on your website that are also in the Cookiepedia database will appear pre-populated with detailed descriptions from our in-house team of privacy experts.


Cookie Auto-Blocking

Leverage Cookie Auto-Blocking to automatically block any cookies not categorized as Strictly Necessary until the website visitor has provided consent.

Learn More about Auto-Blocking


Configurable Consent Models

Configure consent models to determine the loading behavior for each cookie group when a user visits your site.

There are five default cookie consent models:

  • Notice Only
  • Opt-out
  • Opt-in
  • Implied consent
  • Custom

Learn more about each model here.

If you have visitors from multiple countries or states, create Geolocation Rules to set different consent models for visitors from different locations.


Consent by Vendor or Purpose

The Cookie Consent module allows site visitors to choose whether to allow or block advertisements by certain vendors by using the Global Vendor List from the IAB framework that is auto-populated into the CookiePro application.

CookiePro also provides the ability to whitelist vendors under the legal basis of Legitimate Interest.


Cross-Domain Consent

Maintain a single record of consent for a site visitor across relevant domains.  By implementing cross-domain consent, site visitors will be shown a banner on their first visit to a linked site and will not be shown the banner again on subsequent visits to that site or other linked sites.


Cross-Subdomain Consent

Maintain a single record of consent for a site visitor across relevant subdomains (ex: support.onetoso.com and onetoso.com).  By implementing cross-domain consent, site visitors will be shown a banner on their first visit to a linked subdomain and will not be shown the banner again on subsequent visits to that subdomain or other subdomains.


Do Not Track

Do Not Track (DNT) is a browser control that signals a user’s preference to opt-out of tracking by a website.  When a user enables DNT on their browser, it communicates with the sites visited using a standard signal.  However, this signal is treated as a request, it does not stop tracking unless the server or website has been set up to respond to the signal.

The current legal status of a DNT request is unclear. However, guidance from EU regulators suggests that a DNT request of 1 (indicating a preference not to be tracked) should be taken into consideration by websites when determining to what the user has or will consent.

CookiePro’s Cookie Consent module provides the ability to decide whether to respond to a DNT browser request by automatically blocking any category of cookies where it is configured to do so.

To use this function, go to the relevant cookie group(s), and set the status to Do Not Track. The result is that cookies will be Active, unless the user has turned on Do Not Track, in which case they will be set to Inactive, with the ability for the user to override this in the cookie settings.


Dynamic Cookie List

Add a dynamic cookie list to your website that is automatically updated with the cookies found from your latest website scan.

Use the steps in this article to add the dynamic cookie policy script to your website.

The styling of the list is minimal and will inherit any native styles from your site’s existing CSS. However, all the elements also have their own classes, and you can create a custom layout by adding styles to these classes in your existing CSS file.


Dynamic Language Detection

Localize cookie banners and preference centers using Dynamic Language Detection.

  • Localize content based on the language-culture setting in their browser
  • Localize content based on the declared language in the HTML for the webpage

Visit this article to learn how to enable dynamic language detection.


Geolocation Rules

Cookie banners can be configured to only display to visitors from certain regions, countries, or states.

If you want to use this feature but still want to have the cookie settings button available for all site visitors, you can disable geolocation for the cookie settings button.  By disabling geolocation, the cookie settings button will be visible for all site visitors, regardless of the visibility of the cookie banner.


IAB Europe Registered CMP

Implementing the Cookie Consent module by CookiePro with the IAB Europe Consent Framework empowers publishers to manage vendors and advertising content which appears on their websites.

CookiePro has partnered with IAB Europe to help publishers meet the transparency, notice, and choice requirements set out by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy Directive.

As an IAB Europe-approved Consent Management Provider (CMP), CookiePro helps customers to pull vendor privacy declarations directly from the IAB Europe Global Vendor List and provide necessary information about the approved vendors. CookiePro customers can capture a website visitor’s consent, where necessary, before personal data is collected, and when approved, share the preferences to vendors to ensure adherence to the user’s choice.

CookiePro’s partnership with IAB Europe allows customers to seamlessly integrate their existing privacy notices and policies with the IAB Framework, simplifying transparency, notice, and consent capture, as well as demonstrating compliance across their first- and third-party content ecosystem.


How the IAB Framework works

The IAB Framework passes website visitor consent preferences to ad tech vendors and publishers through a Consent Management Provider (CMP).

Website visitors will express their consent preferences through the CookiePro preference center on your website. The preference center will pass those preferences to the website (for cookies) and to OneTrust to act as the CMP for ad tech vendors and purposes.

The ad tech vendor will use an API call to OneTrust to check for the site visitor’s consent. OneTrust will pass back the consent string expressing the site visitor’s preferences for vendors and purposes.

Once the ad tech vendor receives the consent string, it will provide compliant content and advertising to the publisher to display.


Multi-Site Templates

Configure templates to set the layout, styling, verbiage, category groupings, and settings for quicker deployment of multiple websites.

After you create a template, use Geolocation Rules to apply certain templates to specific regions, countries, or states.


Scan Behind Login

Add web form login information to your website scan to access all pages, even those pages hidden behind login pages.

Configure login information to allow the scanner to access those pages by using these instructions.


Scan for Authentication Cookies

Add authentication cookies to a scan to bypass authentication elements such as age verification, registration forms, or terms and conditions acceptance.

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