What are Purposes? What are Types?


For vendors, the CMP uses purposes. Purposes can be created, edited and deleted as you like. Purposes are meant to a) group vendors (makes it easier for visitors to accept/reject multiple vendors at once) and b) to describe what these vendors do on your website. Typical purposes are Functional, Marketing, Analytics, Social media and so on.

For cookies we do not use purposes but types. Cookie types are a fixed list 6 names that can be assigned to a cookie. Cookie types are meant to describe what the cookie is used for.

Why are Purposes and Cookie Types not the same?

The reason why purposes and cookie types are not the same, is so that the Cookie Crawler can automatically assign cookies to a type. If a user would be able to create own types or change existing types, the crawler would not be able to know how to assign a type to a new found cookie. That's why the list of types is separate from the list of purposes and cannot be changed.

How to change names of purposes or cookie types?

If you want to change the names or translation of a purpose or cookie type, you can do so under Menu > Texts. Please make sure you are changing the correct value:

Chaning purposes:



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