Adding information to cookies

To be GDPR compliant, it is important that your cookie widget and policy must also contain information about what personal data you collect from each cookie, what you use it for, how long data is retained etc. Here is how you can add this information.

Why is this necessary?

It is necessary because the GDPR requires you to make information available to your user about:

  • data collected

  • purpose of the processing

  • legal basis

  • data retention

  • legal basis

  • duration of the cookie

  • type: e.g. cookie / local storage / session storage

  • information about the cookie provider, link to the privacy policy and contact details (add it to your provider’s information)

  • location of processing (add it to your provider’s information)

  • transfer to third countries (add it to your provider’s information)

You should provide clear information about all cookies including those that are strictly necessary, and, if personal data is involved, then you will be required to specify the legal basis for using those cookies.

IMPORTANT: The information must be in the same language as your website, i.e if your website is in Danish, the information should be in Danish.

How to add information to cookies

Adding any additional information to a cookie is easy to do in Openli.

To begin, log in to your Openli account on

Next click the Cookies in the side menu on the left to go to the cookie management:

Then select the provider of the cookie you want to edit. In this example we have chosen Openli and inserted the necessary information:

You can choose the correct legal basis by using the dropdown menu.

We have made the default settings (i.e. legitimate interest for necessary cookies and consent for marketing and analytical cookies) to guide and help you but please note it’s your responsibility to check and make sure that you have the correct legal basis.

It is very important that you end by clicking "Save changes" in the top right corner of the provider page to save any changes made to the cookie's information. Once this is done you'll have successfully updated your cookies information.

Important: We would love nothing more, than to be able to add the information for you automatically. Unfortunately, we can’t see what data you collect, what you use it for etc. So it’s your responsibility and you need to add it.

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