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Audit Tool Data collection policy

Eagle-eyed users of our free cookie audit tool may spot that we are collecting data with the tool and may have valid concerns about it. Hopefully I can put any fears to rest!

What we collect

  • Pages visited during recording
  • Limited information about the cookies (domain, cookie name and expiry date only)
  • Answers to the questions
  • An e-mail address only if you submit one

What we DO NOT collect

  • cookie contents (as this may store personal or sensitive information even though they shouldn’t)
  • any information submitted as you surf the site such as forms etc (whilst I am sure this is technically possible) I wouldn’t have a clue how to do it, even if I wanted

Why do we wan’t to collect any data at all?

The reason we moved to storing data was to:
  1. allow a save function which was a requested feature
  2. to find out what cookies are being placed most frequently so we can work out what they are doing to make the output of the tool more useful

Will we use the data for marketing purposes?

No. We will only contact you if you subscribe to updates about the tool and the directive as you save your reports.  So why are we offering this tool? Very simply we just hope to get some nice PR out of it, and a few links hopefully (as at the end of the day we are an SEO company!).

Cookies used by the tool

We use a session cookie and in due course will add various analytics tools and sharing buttons which will place cookies.

Still got concerns?

We would really appreciate it if you could get in touch.  At the end of the day we want people to use the tool and are keen to address any privacy or security concerns that might put you off using it.


0131 220 1441

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