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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a service?
A service is the (third) party responsible for setting the cookie on your website. For example, Google Analytics sets the cookie _GA in the browser through its domain analytics.google.com. Google Analytics is the service of the cookie _GA.
How to find the retention period
You can find the retention period in your browser. Find the specific cookie, either under your browser settings or (Chrome) via the security lock before the URL. Here you can see the created and expiry date. The difference between these is the retention period.
What do you mean by purpose?
When is data, personal data?
Data is considered ‘personal data’ when it contains at least one personal identifiable dataset. For example: an IP address (location) or a Facebook pixel, which could easily be connected to your social media account for advertizing. When a person can direct or indirect be identified by a cookie, or a category of cookies with the same purpose and service.
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How can I contribute?
You can contribute to Cookiedatabase.org! You can submit cookies and services for review, edit existing cookies and cookie functions. You can also become a moderator to review pending submitted cookies and services. To automatically contribute with new cookies found on your WordPress website, you can download the Complianz plugin. Want to join cookiedatabase.org? Leave us a message!