Cookies fall into four categories: necessary, preference, statistics and marketing cookies. Only cookies strictly necessary for the basic function of your website are exempt from data privacy law requirements, while all other cookies are regulated and require prior consent or opt-out options, depending on where in the world your end-users are located.
When a website is being scanned, the Cookiebot scanner crawls it looking for all known types of cookies and tracking technology. This includes everything from the most common types of http cookies to much more advanced tracking technology such as ultrasound beacons.
The Cookiebot scanner will find the following types of cookies and tracking technology:
- HTML5 Local storage
- Flash Local Shared Object
- Silverlight Isolated Storage
- Pixel tags
- Ultrasound beacons