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Scripts & cookies overview

Learn the basics of scripts and cookies with Clym

Let’s face it: your website, whether you built it yourself or had it professionally designed, can be accessed by users from all over the globe. If you’re using cookies and tracking scripts (which you almost certainly are), users' personally identifiable information is being collected, which can be subject to regulation in the jurisdiction where the user is a resident.

 

So what are cookies and scripts?

A cookie is plain text file generated by a website, stored on the visitors computer. This file is used to store a value for a specific key, which can only be read by the website that set the cookie and the user. Cookies can be used for different reasons like session management, personalization and tracking. Cookies are typically used to improve the user's experience of the website by remembering the visitor's actions. There are several different categories and classifications of cookies.

A script is a third-party is embedded content on your site from another location. The loading of these scripts enables cookies to be stored at the visitors device from the other location. These cookies are often used for tracking or cookie profiling to customize ads after user behavior. 

 

Clym makes it easy to run a cookie scan on your site that can automatically detect cookies and scripts. Within Clym's admin dashboard, you can:

 

Please note, if you come across any challenges, you can reach out to us via chat or email us at support@clym.io.