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The scanner automatically finds and categorizes your cookies.
You get a scan report and can make any necessary edits.
Cookie Scanning and Classification
Termly’s free cookie scanner automatically finds and categorizes cookies into one of six categories of cookies:
- Performance and Functionality
- Analytics and Customization
- Social Networking
Simply review the final cookie report, categorize any unclassified cookies, and you’ll be able to customize your cookie notification, block any cookies, and generate your cookie declaration.
Schedule Automatic Cookie Scans
You can set up scheduled scans so that our cookie checker will frequently revisit your website on a regular basis and check for any new cookies that may have been set. This will ensure that all of your policies, reports, banners, and preferences always stay up to date.
Auto Block Cookies
Cookie blocking is essential for cookie compliance under laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You need to block cookies until your users give their consent. With Auto Blocker, it’s easy to block cookies such as tracking cookies and more. Auto Blocker detects third-party cookies and scripts and checks a user’s consent settings before allowing cookies and other third-party scripts to run.
Customizable Cookie Notice Banner
Match your website style by customizing your consent banner’s colors, font, display style, and position. Pick from a built-in theme or create your own. We’ll generate a custom code snippet that you can copy and paste on your website.
User Preference Center and Consent Logs
Embed a preference center to allow your users to change their cookie preferences at any time. In addition, user consent logs will be stored in accordance with the GDPR — you can download your consent log report directly from your Termly dashboard.
DSARs and “Do Not Sell” links
Full compliance means more than just a cookie notice and policy. You also need to give your site visitors ways to request information about their personal data, submit data deletion requests, and more. Termly offers an embeddable Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) form and a “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link that you can easily add to your website.
An online cookie scanner searches your website’s pages and automatically generates a list of cookies it finds. Some of the best cookie scanners, like Termly’s, also automatically categorize the cookies for you.
Yes, Termly’s cookie scanner is free to use. Termly’s basic plan lets you scan your site, generate a cookie report, and create a cookie notice banner for free.
For additional features, including customizable banner styles, multi-language support, subdomain scanning, consent log exports, and more, you can upgrade to the Pro+ plan.
Termly’s cookie scanner works by crawling each page of your domain to find all cookies that are used on your website. When Termly’s cookie scanner finds a cookie, it will automatically categorize it as Essential, Performance and Functionality, Analytics and Customization, Advertising, Social Networking, or Unclassified.
When the scanner is done, your comprehensive cookie report will be emailed to you. Your report will also be available in your Termly dashboard.
You need to scan your website’s cookies to comply with laws like the ePrivacy Directive (EU Cookie Law), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and more. Many of these laws have rules about how and when you can serve cookies to your website visitors.
If you violate these laws, you could be subject to fines and reputational losses. Even if you are not located in a country or region with a data privacy law, you could still be subject to data privacy rules — and fines — if you have website visitors from certain countries.
Requirements for cookie use and consent vary based on different regions’ laws. Some laws require that you block all non-essential cookies until a user gives explicit consent. Other laws do not require opt-in consent but may require that you notify users about cookie use when they enter your website.
Many laws also require websites to publish information about the cookies they use and give users a way to opt out of cookie use.
Yes, you can manually audit your website’s cookies instead of using a scan. However, depending on the size of your website and your cookie use, a manual audit may take a significant amount of time.
You may also introduce the risk of overlooking some of your cookie use. If you decide to audit your website’s cookies manually, you can always use a free cookie scanner tool — like Termly’s — to double-check your work.
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