Learn the basics of scripts and cookies with Clym
So what are cookies and scripts?
A cookie is a plain text file generated by a website, stored on the visitor's computer. This file is used to store a value for a specific key, which can only be read by the website that sets 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's embedded content on your site from another location. The loading of these scripts enables cookies to be stored on the visitor's device from the other location. These cookies are often used for tracking or cookie profiling to customize ads after user behavior.
How does Clym's tool interact with cookies and scripts?
Clym automatically detects each user's geolocation based on their IP address. With this ability, each user sees a personalized view of the Clym widget, which is based on the requirements of the jurisdiction that protects their region. Each regulation varies and has different rules about whether users can opt-in or opt-out of cookies and scripts. Additionally, cookies and scripts are broken into different categories, which can be turned on and off individually.
What types of cookie and script categories exist, and why is it important to classify them?
The Clym portal allows you to classify cookies into several categories, including essential, advertising, analytics, entertainment, functional, and social. Additionally, there is an unclassified category, which will be used when a cookie or script has not yet been classified. Classifying your cookies and scripts allows your website visitors to easily understand their purpose, and to help them to make educated decisions about whether or not they would like to provide cookie consent.
Essential: Essential cookies help to make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Entertainment: These types of cookies are set by entertainment content providers when displaying or viewing digital content online. Some providers use these cookies to track entertainment preferences so that they can provide their users with more relevant content.
With Continuous Scanning, Clym scans your website for cookies and scripts around the clock, 24/7. If Clym detects any new cookies or scripts on your website, we will alert your team that a new cookie or script has been detected, so that you can add additional details such as its category, easily in the Clym portal.
Within Clym's admin dashboard, you can:
- View your website's cookies
- Manually add a cookie to your Clym account
- Edit your cookies
- Delete a cookie from your Clym account
- Change cookie categories to opt-in or opt-out
- View your website's scripts
- Manually add a script to your Clym account
- Edit your scripts
- Deactivate a script
- Delete a script from your Clym account
- Associate your cookies to a script or embedded content
If you encounter any challenges, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.