How does the consent management platform work?

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Cookie First - Consent Management Platform gives website visitors the possibility to manage which kind of data is being transferred to third parties like Google, Twitter, Facebook and other services that might be in use on a website. 

When you sign up for our consent manager you will have to register the domain where you want to use our banner. The moment you add the domain in the back-end our cookie scanner will visit your website and tries to collect all the cookie information from it by visiting the pages of your website. 

If the scan is done you will receive an email report with all the cookies that have been found on your website. 

The next step is making sure that none of the third party scripts is able to send data if a user does not want to, i.e. not accepts a certain kind of category of cookies. 

The following articles show you how that can be achieved, there are 3 ways of doing this.

Change website's scripts to comply with the GDPR

Google Tag Manager cookie banner configuration

Prevent (tracking) scripts from loading before consent is given (GDPR compliance)

At this point whenever someone visits your website and accepts a certain kind of category, the scripts assigned to the category will be executed on the website and probably sets cookies in your browser.

You might wonder what happens when you then decline the cookies or change the categories. If you for instance accepted 'Performance' which has Google Analytics tied to it and then reject the performance category few days later the Analytics cookies are still there. That is correct, we cannot delete cookies that have been set by other scripts, that would be a security risk if we could. But because the script if not executed anymore, Google cannot receive data from your browser and thus the data is not shared with Google anymore. 

In short that is how Cookie First works.

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