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We'll categorise each cookie and storage type we discover and provide the name, type, provider, domain and a description (where available).
How can we help?
Our specialist team of data analysts and scientists can help to identify and remediate complex compliance challenges with your website through the following services.
What are cookies on a website?
Cookies are small text files that a website stores on your device when you visit the site. They serve multiple functions, enhancing user experience by enabling features like personalised settings, shopping carts, and analytics tracking. Cookies play a critical role in modern web architecture by facilitating a more dynamic, responsive, and user-centric web experience.
How do cookies track?
Cookies track user behaviour and preferences by storing unique identifiers or tokens that can be accessed by the web server upon subsequent visits. This mechanism allows websites to recognise repeat users, gather analytics data, and offer a personalised user experience. The tracking is designed to enhance website functionality and provide valuable insights for continuous improvement, all while maintaining a high standard of data privacy and security.
Who does GDPR apply to?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union regulation aimed at protecting the privacy and personal data of EU citizens. It applies to any website or organisation that processes data of individuals within the EU, regardless of where the organisation is based.
Why use 7DOTS' free cookie test?
Why should I check cookies on my website?
Checking cookies on your website is crucial for several reasons. Primarily, it helps you remain compliant with privacy regulations like the GDPR, which mandates clear disclosure and user consent for non-essential cookies. Understanding the cookies deployed allows you to provide accurate information to visitors, building trust and transparency. It also enables you to identify any third-party cookies that might present data security or privacy risks. Regular audits of your cookies can help you optimise website performance and enhance the user experience by removing redundant or outdated cookies.
What kinds of cookies and tracking technologies does the 7DOTS scanner detect?
The tool will identify all cookies and instances of local storage and attempt to categorise cookies and trackers into three key groups. These groups are analytics, advertising and functional.
How do I check if my website is cookie compliant?
It's pretty straightforward. Enter the URL you would like to scan into the tool and hit the 'scan now' button.
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Cookie Compliance Test
The Tool (www.7dots.com/cookie-compliance-test) is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice or a substitute for professional legal counsel. 7DOTS strongly advises consulting with a qualified legal professional regarding GDPR compliance matters.
The Tool’s assessment is based on an automated analysis of the provided criteria and guidelines. While the Tool aims to identify potential GDPR compliance issues, it does not guarantee or certify compliance with the GDPR. 7DOTS does not assume any responsibility for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions in the Tool’s assessment or the actions taken based on such assessment.
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