Set up and enable marketing cookies

This guide is designed to help customers already collecting consents with the Legal Monster widget to enable marketing cookie consent collection in the widget.

To enable marketing cookies you need to follow these steps:

You need to create your cookie providers in order to categorise your cookies.

To create your cookie providers you need to:

  1. Log in to your Legal Monster account

  2. Click "Cookies" in the left menu

  3. Click the button "Add new providers"

On the "Add new cookie provider" page, you need to:

  1. Choose the correct category for the provider and click on "Select provider"

  2. Fill in the following fields:

    1. The name of the cookie provider, e.g. "Legal Monster ApS"

    2. The purpose of the provider

  3. Click on the green "Save cookie provider" button

The "Add new cookie provider" page

2. Categorise your marketing cookies

To start collecting consents for marketing cookies, you must first categorise your marketing cookies into the correct provider.

To categorise your cookies, you need to:

  1. Log in to your Legal Monster account

  2. Click "Cookies" in the left menu

  3. For each cookie, click the dropdown menu "Select provider" and choose the correct provider for that cookie

Watch this video to see how to categorise your cookies:

3. Enable marketing cookies in the widget

To enable collection of consents for marketing cookies in the widget, you first need to:

  1. Log in to your Legal Monster account

  2. Click "Widgets" in the left menu

  3. Click the cookie widget that you want to enable marketing cookies for

This will open the widget settings page. Next, you then need to click on the green button "Edit widget", and follow these steps:

  1. To activate marketing cookies, click on the dropdown menu by the option "When should we ask for consent for marketing cookies?"

  2. Specify on which page-view the widget should ask for consent to marketing cookies. Pick a value from the menu and then click on the button "Update".

Progressive consent: The cookie widget works by asking for consent for each cookie type one at a time.

The widget always asks for analytics consent on the first page a visitor loads on your website. This is to help you to collect analytics information as early, and as completely, as possible.

4. Update your website to block marketing cookies

The final step you need to take to make sure your marketing cookies are compliant is to block the scripts that set them on your website, so the widget can enable them only when a visitor gives consent. Our developer documentation shows how to categorise the scripts that set cookies on your website.

You will probably already have done this for analytics cookies, and you may need to ask a developer for help.