Free cookie audit tool

  • Audits your website’s cookies
  • Automatically generates custom cookie info for your privacy policy
  • Finds cookies and identifies common ones
  • Lets you know if any third parties are setting cookies on your site without you knowing about it
  • Makes suggestions to help you comply with the cookie directive
  • It’s free and no registration is required

 

 

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“For a non-techy web owner like me this tool is brill. Easy and clear flow through the steps; and makes a serious yet boring subject fun and informal. Can now proudly show colleagues and sniffer dogs that we’ve at least done something to comply!” – Paul Hunt

Achieve compliance in as little as one hour

Still sounds too complicated? We can do it for you for £200 but, seriously – give it a try; you could be surprised.

Getting started

  1. Install Google Chrome
  2. Install the extension

Once the extension is installed:

    1. Close all other windows and tabs
    2. Clear your cookie history (click on any page then Ctrl + Shift + Delete)
    3. Click on the cookie extension’s icon in your browser
    4. Press Start Recording button above
    5. Browse your website (be a typical visitor: view lots of pages, log in, post a comment, buy something, fill out forms)
    6. Click on the cookie extension’s icon in your browser
    7. Press Stop Recording
    8. Press View Report to reveal your little devils

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Using the Attacat Cookie Tool

Cookie Audit Tool

Note: The tool will delete your cookies unless you follow these instructions.

 

Testimonials

“Great for seeing all of the cookies that you didn’t think were being logged for the EU Cookie Directive.”

“Good that it gives you both a summary report as well as a detailed log of cookies during a session. Useful to do an audit of your site for the EU Cookie Directive.”

“Simple to use with good results!”

 

What is a cookie?

A packet of data sent by an internet server to a browser and returned by the browser each time it subsequently accesses the same server; used to identify the user or track their access to the server.

Cookies come in many shapes and sizes. They can be totally innocuous and essential to the effective running of websites, or can be used for tracking an individual across the internet to allow advertising to be tailored to them. It is this second kind that the EU Cookie Directive wants to restrict and allow you to understand better.

 

What is a bad cookie?

Our audit tool rates cookies on an unscientific scale of 1 to 5.

1: ‘Strictly necessary’ cookies; this does not include gathering website usage information. You do not need to do anything about these.

2 and above: Cookies that save you logging in at every visit, track your use of a website anonymously, or add social information to your website. You should, in our opinion, get user consent for these cookies.

5: Cookies that track information about you and your online habits in order to deliver advertising. For these you need to get fully informed consent.

How you get that consent is not clear nor specified by the EU Cookie Directive: you should, at least, show that you are trying to comply.

 

Further information

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