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Cookies and Digital Governance

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Tagged: Cookie Audit, Digital Governance | Leave Comment

When people see their first Optanon Cookie Audit, the most common responses are along the lines of: I had no idea we had so many, How did those get there? and These ones should have been removed ages ago. Here are just 5 ways an Optanon Cookie Audit can help you with digital governance.

New Cookie Auditing Features

By: Richard Beaumont | Friday, April 10, 2015 | Tagged: Cookie Audit, Digital Governance, Accountability | Leave Comment

We recently conducted a survey of users of our Privacy Audit platform, to find out what we could do to improve it for them. To all of those that responded, we’d like to say a big thank you. More importantly however we can now also say: You asked, we delivered.

Automated Cookie Law Checks Confirmed in France

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Tagged: Cookie Audit, CNIL, Cookie Enforcement | Leave Comment CNIL logo

Back in March we learnt that the CNIL had been given new powers to carry out online data protection compliance inspections, and we speculated that this might extend to checking for cookie consent. It has now emerged that this is exactly what they plan to do.

Who’s Tracking Your Adult Entertainment?

By: Richard Beaumont | Friday, December 13, 2013 | Tagged: Cookiepedia, Cookie Audit | Leave Comment

We’ve been collecting online tracking data via Cookiepedia for three years now, and without even trying very hard we have amassed data on 11 million cookies from 300,000 websites. Following on from our number crunching to produce the global who’s tracking you stats, we have taken a sample of sites from one market segment, to see how it compares with the global average.

New Optanon Cookie Policy Generator

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | Tagged: Cookie Policy Generator, Cookie Audit | 1 Comment

The Optanon Cookie Policy Generator is a brand new platform that takes the pain out of keeping your website cookie policy up to date. At its heart is a new Software-as-a-Service cookie auditor that is fully integrated with our Cookiepedia knowledge base – the web’s largest information resource all about cookies.

Cookie Auditor Now in Chrome Store

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, August 30, 2012 | Tagged: Cookie Audit, Chrome | Leave Comment

The Optanon Cookie Auditor has this week been published to the Chrome Web Store.

Cookie Audit Completed? – Now Do It Again

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Tagged: Cookie Audit | Leave Comment

So you've had your cookie audit done one way or another, you have updated your cookies policy to list all the cookies your site sets, and you may have even gone so far as to put a consent mechanism in place so visitors can opt-in or out of your cookies.

New Optanon Auditor Released

By: Richard Beaumont | Friday, March 23, 2012 | Tagged: Optanon, Cookie Audit | Leave Comment

We have released a new version of the Optanon Auditor this week, which contains two important changes as well as several minor ones.

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