What is a cookie consent log?

Modified on Thu, 19 Jan, 2023 at 12:05 PM

It is a register of all consents received by your website.

The data that is recorded on each consent is the following:

  1. Consent ID: a unique numerical identifier.
  2. Status: "Accepted", "Rejected", or "Partial".
  3. Categories: which categories where accepted.
  4. Country: the country is displayed by the country code.
  5. Anonymized IP (because of data regulations and best practices, we do not store IPs)
  6. Consent date: date and time of the consent.

How does a consent relate to a specific user?

When a user accepts or rejects all or some cookie categories, his/her device sends a request to our API with such information. When this is done for the first time (i.e. the first consent), an ID is autogenerated by our servers and sent back to the user's device. This is what we call the Consent ID. Then the Consent ID and the categories enabled/disabled are stored in the user's device as well.

From then on, when the user visits the website with the same device and browser, the consent previously given and stored locally is loaded and the banner uses it to enable/disable cookies again. Whenever a user opens the circled-widget on the bottom-left of the screen and decides to change the previous decision, a new request is sent to our API with the new information and the same Consent ID created before.

It is then when our API updates the consent given before. And it is only through the Consent ID that we can relate such consent to that user. As soon as the user clears its browser session, uses another browser or a different device, we cannot relate him/her to the previous consent and therefore, will be treated as a totally different person.

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