This article will show you how to identify cookies your website installs on the browser. The article lists three different ways to identify cookies. Read to find out the three different ways to identify cookies your website installs on a browser.
The GDPR Law requires companies and organizations serving the citizens of the EU to be transparent about the data that they are collecting from their users. This also includes the cookies that the website uses. The website should let the users know what cookies they are using and get consent from them to continue using those cookies.
Cookie consent can be sought by displaying consent banners on the website. This requires Identifying the cookies that your website installs in the browser. There are different ways in which you can identify the cookies.
1. Using Browser Extensions
One way to do so is by installing a browser extension. There are browser extensions that can help you analyze and list the cookies that a website installs on a computer. For example for Google Chrome, the extension CookieManager offers a toolbar interface to view and edit all the cookies that are related to the current page.
2. Using free online tools
There are many free online tools that can help find the cookies used on a website. All you need to do is enter the URL of the website that you want to check the cookies into the tool. The URL will then be scanned and it will produce a report of the cookies used. One such tool is CookieServe, which displays the cookies used on any given URL within seconds.
These tools are very useful when it comes to checking what cookies are being used by your website and checking whether any website that you are using has any tracking cookies.
3. Using Developer Console
The second method is by the Development console: The cookies that a website uses can be obtained by the development console of the web browser. This can be different for different browsers.
For Google Chrome, there are two ways to get to the developer console. In the first method, right-click on the webpage and click on inspect. Secondly, from the top end of the browser go to More tools > Developer tools. This will open up the developer console in Google Chrome.
From the console, go to the Application tab. Here you can see the cookies installed by the webpage on the browser by different domains.
Alternatively, you can also find all the cookies that the websites install on the browser, from the menu in the top right corner of the browser, go to Settings > Advanced settings > Content settings. From the Content settings menu, go to Cookies and then click on See all cookies and site data. This will list all the cookies that the website uses.
For Mozilla Firefox, from the website you want to analyze, click on the toolbar, and go to Tools > Web Developer > Web Console. Or right-click on the webpage and go to Inspect Element. This will open the developer console for Mozilla Firefox.
Now, from the console, click on the storage tab at the top right of the page. Expand the cookie drop-down and it will show you the cookies used on the website.
For Safari, Right click on the web page, then go to Inspect Element. This will open the developer console. From the console go to the Storage tab, and expand the Cookies drop-down to see the list of the cookies that the website uses.
When identifying the cookies used on your website, it’s not just enough to just check the homepage of the website. Different pages of the website might be using different cookies that are set up by different plugins that run only on specific pages. Check the cookies used on all the pages on your website, not just the homepage.
Identifying the cookies that your website installs on a user’s browser is crucial for compliance with major cookie laws. If you are running your business website on WordPress, you can use the GDPR Cookie Compliance plugin by WebToffe to auto-block cookies on your website.
Refer to this article to learn how to automatically block cookies on your website.
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October 2, 2021
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July 12, 2019
After finding the cookies being used – is there a set script that can be used to block the cookie please ? Thanks for the help
July 15, 2019
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