Getting Started with Consent Management

Creating a consent management implementation is simple and takes just a few minutes. Navigate to the "Consent Management" tab in Osano, and create a new site profile. In the site profile, you'll add the root domain names that your web site(s) are hosted on. If you own example.com but your web site is hosted on www.example.com you will want to enter only example.com, Osano automatically works with subdomains of your site with no additional configuration.

It is very important that you do not put your script into active mode until after the consent manager has discovered all of the scripts on your website. This is the most common misconfiguration issue for Osano. Publishing an L consent management configuration that does not have scripts categorized will break your website. Always publish in inactive mode until the consent manager has discovered all of your scripts.

When you first copy and paste the osano.js code into your website's <head>, the CMP is automatically set to inactive mode. When the inactive mode is enabled, the consent manager will not block any scripts, beacons, it will not delete cookies, and it will not display dialogs to your visitors, in other words, it will not alter your site in any way. You can use inactive mode at the same time as another CMP if you are migrating away from another provider. This will ensure no gaps in compliance.

In inactive mode, depending upon the traffic to your site you will either need to wait a few minutes or a few hours before the script has captured and reported all of the cookies, scripts, and local storage items that exist across your sites. Most sites will have a full sampling within an hour, higher volume sites may have a sufficient sampling in just a few minutes.

Once you have collected enough reports from osano.js, you can work with your other business units to identify any unknown cookies/scripts/and local storage items to ensure that no "strictly necessary" scripts, cookies, or local storage are blocked.

After you have categorized each script and cookie appropriately, you can enable Live mode and then click the "Publish" button. Once the live mode is enabled, your visitors will begin seeing consent dialogs and Osano will begin recording those consents in our immutable ledger for your later use.

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