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. 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 what data you collect and how you use it.

Here’s the same example of what data could be relevant to include:

  • When visiting a password-protected page, this cookie is set so future visits to the page from the same browser do not require login again.
  • The cookie name is unique for each password-protected page.
  • It contains an encrypted version of the password so future visits to the page will not require the password again.

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 Cloudflare and insert the necessary information:
It is very important than you end by clicking save in the top right corner of the provider page to safe any changes made to the cookies information. Once this is done you'll have successfully updated your cookies information
Note that 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 and this makes it impossible for us to do so in any useful way. However, we’ve filled out the information in our own cookie widget and policy so you can get inspired. Here’s a link: