The GDPR component includes the powerful Audit and Auto Configuration™ tool to perform an audit of your website to scan for cookies and domains used and to automatically classify them in the right category.
Thanks to this tool you can have a quick overview of which cookies and domains you may need to block through the cookie consent toolbar, furthermore it searches them in the GDPR Cookie Database and Cookiepedia Database to automatically categorize cookies and domains based on their typology: necessary, functional, statistics, marketing, etc.
To initiate the audit process, it's enough to click on the 'Start audit' button.
When the tool has completed the operation, results will be displayed within 2 panels for both the cookies and the domains that have been found and you can proceed with the second step and click on the 'Start auto configuration' button.
During the auto configuration process cookies and domains are searched through the GDPR databases and once it completed, all those found will be classified into the correct category also creating the description if available.
To search for more informations about the usage of a cookie or a domain on Google, simply click on the name of the resource.
Before starting the audit process and auto configuration, keep in mind the following advices:
- For optimal results you should execute the audit after having accepted all cookies on the website frontend or while the GDPR cookie consent has been temporary disabled. Indeed to ensure that no cookies are blocked and can be retrieved during the audit, it's important that there are no active tools that block them.
- Some cookies may not be listed in the audit report. Indeed, external third-party cookies are managed by domain, for example to block a file (script, iframe, css, etc.) that originated them.
- Note that found domains don't necessarily have to be blocked, they could simply represent hypertext links or do not install any cookie. It is necessary to investigate whether a specific domain must be blocked or not. You can safely ignore domains that don't install any cookie and don't track a user in any way, in most cases the auto configuration will discard them automatically.
- The auto configuration will add cookies and domains to the current configuration ones if not already present. This means that if you have already assigned a found cookie to the correct category, the auto configuration will not make any change.