The Optanon Cookie Auditor is designed to
help you audit your site for web cookies in order to prepare for
compliance with the EU cookie laws.
If you haven't installed it yet, click on the image below to go
to the Chrome Store:
Once you have installed the Optanon Auditor:
- Enter the domain name on the 'Settings' page,
and click the 'Start' button. If your site has
subdomains, enter these as well.
- Close and Re-start Google Chrome
- Go to your site browse through all the pages. For best
results, right click and open links in a new tab.
This means you don't have to wait for each page to
- Click on all links and perform any user interactions like
filling in forms, playing video clips, commenting on blogs, or
clicking on social media links and buttons.
- If your site has ecommerce, you will need to go through a full
purchase process to capture all the cookies.
- On the 'Statistics' page you will then be able
to see a list of all the cookies the Optanon
Auditor has found.
Please Note: the Statistics page can sometimes
be slow to load changes - if you don't see your cookies straight
away, go and do something else for a while - they will be there
when you come back.
Some additional information about these cookies is sent back to
the Optanon database. This includes a list of
pages that each cookie has been found on, the domain the cookie
sends its data to, and more. It will also include the
contents (value) of at least one instance of each cookie.
This additional information is likely to be very useful to you
in identifying what each cookie on your site does, which you will
need to do in order to properly inform your visitors how you make
use of these cookies.
You can purchase this data
from us for a one-off fee, or if you purchase a license for
the Optanon Privacy
Compliance service, you will then be able to use the data
collected by the audit tool to inform your visitors about the
cookies on your site and gain their consent for such use.
We are also using the data we collect to create a new
knowledge base about cookies - what they do, and which websites use
them. Some of this data will be freely available to the public, but
never any personally identifiable information.
For more information, please go to Cookiepedia.
The values of cookies sent back to our database can
occasionally contain personally identifiable information. The
sole purpose in capturing this value is to understand what the
cookie might be used for, as part of the audit services provided by
us to website owners.
We do not collect any data about your browsing or publish
anything that can be connected to you or the device this extension
is installed in. We only publish information on the name, number
and type of cookies that you are downloading as you browse.
If you have any questions about use of the Optanon
Auditor, please contact us.