Free Cookie Site Scanner Tool

Enter the URL of a website and find out what cookies are being used and understand their purpose.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Cookies are small text files that a website stores on a browser when the user visits the website. Websites use them for multiple purposes like storing login statuses, remembering the cart items in an e-commerce store, identifying whether a user is a new visitor or returning user, or analyzing the user behavior on the website. E.g., _gh_sess, _octo, fr, and _ga.

You can check the cookies on a website using the developer console of all the major browsers, such as Google Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera.

A cookie scanner is a website scanning tool that scans a website for cookies and generates a cookie scan report containing detailed information. An online cookie scanner usually scrolls and browses through the website and collects the necessary details about the activated cookies on the page.

To be law compliant. Privacy laws like the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Cookie Law mandates the websites to get user consent before collecting their personal data.  A webmaster must disclose what cookies are being used on the website and why, who installs them (or who the data is shared with), and how long they are stored.

Manually checking your browser for cookies on a website is time-consuming. You have to click each cookie for details. Whereas a cookie scanner takes less time (ideally a few seconds) to gather cookie information.

Instead of going through each cookie, you can get a consolidated report. The information is detailed and apt for adding to your cookie or privacy policy.

To be fully compliant with the law for the usage of cookies, you need to display a cookie banner on your website. It will help you inform the users and take consent from them. Before the users give their consent, the website must not set any cookies on the browser. If the users reject consent, then also the site must not load the cookies.