The cookie deposit method enables you to manage the way information on your visitors is collected on your website.
You can manage cookies and AB tasty’s tag through these three sections:
For more information, refer to What are the cookies that AB Tasty places?
Changing the cookie privacy settings while one or several campaigns are live may revoke the consent collection of your tested visitors at their next session on your website. It may also permanently erase all stored data (eg. cookies, campaign history, events history).We recommend you configure your preferences once and do not modify them afterwards.
Accessing the Cookie deposit method
To access the cookie deposit method, apply the following steps:
- Go to the dashboard and click , then click Settings.
- Click Cookies > Cookie deposit method.
Secure cookies option
This option enables you to manage cookies on the pages of your website. Secure cookies can only be transmitted via the https protocol. Https is a secure encrypted protocol aimed at increasing the security of data transfer.
By default, this option is disabled (toggle button to NO). This means that cookies are deposited on both https and http pages.
When you enable this option (toggle button to YES), cookies are deposited and usable on https pages only.
Generally speaking, many websites use https on all pages. In this case, we recommend enabling the secure cookie option. However, some websites still use http pages, which is not secure. In this case, we recommend leaving the option disabled.
Some websites use https on most pages but still have http pages. In this case, if you chose to enable the feature (toggle button to YES), http pages won’t use the same cookie as https pages. This may become an issue for data collection.
Restrict cookie deposit option
This section enables you to manage campaign execution as well as the data collection based on visitor consent.
Since the implementation of the Guidelines on consent under Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) by the European Data Protection Board adopted on 4 May 2020, you have a legal obligation to ask your visitors for their explicit consent before tracking them and collecting their personal information through the acceptance of a cookie banner (either fully or partially).
Moreover, you must provide proof of this consent and it is AB Tasty's duty to help you do so.
For more information on this option, refer to Managing your visitors’ Privacy.
This section enables you to choose how your visitor information is stored.
This is the default option. Data related to visitors is stored in cookies placed on their browsers. When a visitor lands on a website that uses our platform, AB Tasty automatically places an ABTasty cookie on their browser to collect information such as the visitor’s ID, the campaign ID, the variation ID, etc. For each of the visitor’s sessions, an ABTasty.session cookie is also placed on the browser.
The lifespan of a cookie is limited to 7 days. For more information, refer to Impact of ITP on AB Tasty.
This option enables you to store data in your visitor's localStorage browser instead of cookies. It can be useful for websites where cookies have weight restrictions, as it makes your cookies lighter.
If your visitor changes domain or subdomain while browsing your website, the collected data will be lost. If a visitor visits your website on three different domains, they will be counted as three different visitors.