What cookies does Sleeknote place in my browser?

We recently updated the cookies Sleeknote is setting on users’ websites, to make it easier for you to stay compliant with the EU Cookie Regulations.

With this cookie update, it’s also easier to disable visitor tracking on your website and manage GDPR compliance.

Cookies We Set

The cookie law doesn’t only cover what’s usually known as a “cookie,” but rather all types of data stored in a visitor’s browser. In general, the only difference between cookies and, for example, session storage, is a technical one. Legally, there is no difference.

Cookies

These are the cookies that can be set on your website when using Sleeknote, but not all cookies are always set.

_sn_n

Type: persistent cookie (1 year)

Classification: Necessary

Can be opted out: No

Description: This is the necessary cookie set by Sleeknote, as it contains technical information so that the campaigns can show properly and tracking works properly. Note that session tracking is not general visitor analytics as that information is found in the _sn_a analytics cookie.

Data stored in the cookie:

Name Description
SessionsId A randomly generated ID of a browser session.
Campaign closed this session (campaign-specific) Information if a campaign has been closed by a visitor this session, so that triggers won't automatically show the campaign again this session.
Query Include (if there's a query in the URL that tells that this campaign should show) Some websites a very dependent on query strings to operate. For those sites, Sleeknote offers a query targeting option that uses this cookie. This data is only set in the cookie if the query targeting option is used on a campaign.
Show count (per campaign) This is a count of how many times a campaign has been shown, so that it will stop showing when the show count set on the campaign has been met. This is used to ensure that a visitor is not shown the same campaign multiple times.
Sessions show count total (For impression limit) This is the total count of campaigns shown in a session. This is for the impression limit feature where you can set a total maximum of campaigns any visitor can see in a given session.
In split test (per campaign) This tells if a given campaign is running in a split test. Note that this isn't about the analytics data gathered to evaluate a split test, but only to make sure that one of the campaigns in the split test can actually show.
Split cohort This tells what split test cohort a campaign is in. This is to make sure that not both campaigns in a split test show to a visitor.
Consent status

If consent is not given for analytics or marketing, the status is stored here.

_sn_a

Type: persistent cookie (1 year)

Classification: Analytics

Can be opted out: Yes

Description: This is the cookie used for visitor analytics tracking. It sets a visitor ID so that the visitor can be identified across sessions. This enables all visitor related analytics data to be shown on the analytics pages in your Dashboard. Note that if a visitor is opted out of this cookie, you will still be able to see how many views and conversions your campaigns had, just not any visitor-related data like referrer, location, and so on.

Data stored in the cookie:

Name Description
VisitorId A randomly generated ID set on the visitor.
Goal shown (per campaign) If goal tracking is used, this informs the goal if a campaign has been shown earlier in the same session where the goal conversion happened.
Goal engaged (per campaign) If goal tracking is used, this informs the goal if a campaign has been engaged earlier in the same session where the goal conversion happened.
User Session Start time A timestamp of when this visitor session started.
User Session End time A timestamp of when this visitor session ended. 


💡 You can read more about analytics and handling consent below in the Sleeknote analytics tracking and consent section.

_sn_m

Type: persistent cookie (1 year)

Classification: Marketing

Can be opted out: Yes

Description: This cookie contains information used for marketing related targeting options. Targeting options like the referrer, UTM, or geo-location. Note that if this cookie is opted out, the marketing targeting options will not work, and the campaign will default to not show.

Data stored in the cookie:

Name Description
Referrer If a campaign uses the referrer targeting option, the referrer is stored in the cookie.
UTM Include If a campaign uses the UTM targeting option, the information that a campaign should show or not based on the UTM is stored in the cookie.
URL Sequence If a campaign uses the URL sequence targeting option, the sequence of URLs a visitor sees is stored in the cookie.
Pages visited total If a campaign uses the pages visited targeting option, the total pages visited across sessions is stored in the cookie.
Pages visited in session If a campaign uses the pages visited targeting option, the total pages visited in a session is stored in the cookie.
New visitor If the new visitor targeting option is used on a campaign, the information that a visitor is new is stored in the cookie for the session.
Geo location If the geo-targeting option is used on a campaign, the location is stored in the cookie.
IP Address If the IP address targeting option is used on a campaign, the IP address is stored in the cookie

SNS

Type: Session cookie

Classification: Necessary

Can be opted out: No

Description: This cookie is set on the first page a visitor sees, to make sure that one-time operations only run once. For example, if the geo-targeting option is used, we only want to geo-locate the visitor once, and not on every page.

Data stored in the cookie: 1

SNSubscribed

Type: persistent cookie (1 year)

Classification: Necessary

Can be opted out: No

Description: This cookie is set when a Collect Email Addresses campaign is engaged, so that other Collect Email Addresses can be hidden from the visitor.

Data stored in the cookie: 1

Local Storage

sn_global_countdown_last_reset_timestamp

Type: persistent storage (will delete at end of the session)

Classification: Necessary

Can be opted out: No

Description: This contains a timestamp that resets every time a new page is loaded. This is used for the session logic that is tied to the pricing plan. A session is defined by pages loaded within no more than 30 minutes in the same session. So if a page is loaded after 31 minutes, it will be counted as a new session.

Data stored in the cookie: Unix formatted timestamp

Session Storage

SleekNote

Type: session storage

Classification: Depending on data is SiteData

Can be opted out: Yes

Description: If data is put into Sleeknote SiteData, it will be stored here for the session.

Data stored in the cookie: SiteData

Managing cookie consent

It is possible to opt out of the marketing cookie, the analytics cookie, and SiteData.

Below is a code snippet that removes consent for each of them.

Not giving marketing consent:

var marketingConsent = false;
if (window.sleeknoteMarketingConsent !== undefined && window.sleeknoteMarketingConsent.set) window.sleeknoteMarketingConsent.set(marketingConsent );
else window.sleeknoteMarketingConsent = marketingConsent;


Not giving analytics consent:

var sitedataConsent = false;
if (window.sleeknoteSiteDataConsent !== undefined && window.sleeknoteSiteDataConsent.set) window.sleeknoteSiteDataConsent.set(sitedataConsent);
else window.sleeknoteSiteDataConsent = sitedataConsent;

Sleeknote analytics tracking and consent

When analytics consent is not given (meaning, the analytics cookie consent is set to false), the events that are sent to Sleeknote Analytics are also limited.

All visitor-related tracking is disabled, and only the most basic events are tracked. Those are:

  • Page load
  • Campaign shown
  • Campaign engaged

Normally these events will contain more information about the visitor, like what referrer they came from, what browser and device they are using, what geo-location they have, and more. When analytics cookie consent is not given, those data will NOT be tracked.

Integrating with cookie consent tools

Cookieinformation

You can read Cookieinformation's own guide on how to implement cookie information here.

Cookie information lets you handle consent for three categories: functional, statistics, and marketing.

The default approach when using Cookieinformation (and the cookie law) is that consent is not given until the visitor gives consent.

Since you can handle consent for Sleeknote cookies directly with Sleeknote, it means that you can add the Sleeknote tracking script for every visitor, and then handle the consent directly with our script. That way, you can still use Sleeknote with visitors who have not given marketing or analytics consent.

To default the Sleeknote consent given for marketing and analytics to false, insert the following code:

if (window.sleeknoteMarketingConsent !== undefined && window.sleeknoteMarketingConsent.set){ 
window.sleeknoteMarketingConsent.set(false);
window.sleeknoteAnalyticsConsent.set(false);
}
else
{
window.sleeknoteMarketingConsent = false;
window.sleeknoteAnalyticsConsent = false;
}

Now all visitors, default to not giving consent.

Then, implement the Cookieinformation method of giving consent.

Marketing:

<script> 
window.addEventListener('CookieInformationConsentGiven', function (event) {
if (CookieInformation.getConsentGivenFor('cookie_cat_marketing')) {
//give marketing consent to Sleeknote
window.sleeknoteMarketingConsent.set(true);
}
}, false);
</script>


Analytics:

<script> 
window.addEventListener('CookieInformationConsentGiven', function (event) {
if (CookieInformation.getConsentGivenFor('cookie_cat_statistic')) {
//give analytics consent to Sleeknote
window.sleeknoteAnalyticsConsent.set(true);
}
}, false);
</script>


Now, Cookieinformation will handle Sleeknote consent based on the visitors' choices.

Cookiebot

You can read Cookiebot's own documentation here.

Cookiebot defaults to blocking 3rd party scripts.

Since you can handle consent with Sleeknote, you can let Cookiebot ignore the Sleeknote tracking script by adding data-cookieconsent="ignore" on the Sleeknote tracking script.

<!-- Start of Sleeknote signup and lead generation tool - www.sleeknote.com -->
<script id='sleeknoteScript' data-cookieconsent='ignore' type='text/javascript'>
(function () { var sleeknoteScriptTag = document.createElement('script');
sleeknoteScriptTag.type = 'text/javascript';
sleeknoteScriptTag.charset = 'utf-8';
sleeknoteScriptTag.src = ('//sleeknotecustomerscripts.sleeknote.com/[ID].js');
var s = document.getElementById('sleeknoteScript');
s.parentNode.insertBefore(sleeknoteScriptTag, s);
})();
</script>
<!-- End of Sleeknote signup and lead generation tool - www.sleeknote.com -->


Now that Cookiebot is ignoring the Sleeknote script, you need to default to not giving consent for your visitors:

To default the Sleeknote consent given for marketing and analytics to false, insert the following code:

if (window.sleeknoteMarketingConsent !== undefined && window.sleeknoteMarketingConsent.set){ 
window.sleeknoteMarketingConsent.set(false);
window.sleeknoteAnalyticsConsent.set(false);
}
else
{
window.sleeknoteMarketingConsent = false;
window.sleeknoteAnalyticsConsent = false;
}


Now you can use Cookiebot to give consent for Sleeknote Marketing cookie:

<script type="text/javascript">

window.addEventListener('CookiebotOnAccept', function (e) {
if (Cookiebot.consent.marketing)
{
window.sleeknoteMarketingConsent.set(true);
}
}, false);

</script>


And Analytics cookie:

<script type="text/javascript">

window.addEventListener('CookiebotOnAccept', function (e) {
if (Cookiebot.consent.statistics)
{
window.sleeknoteAnalyticsConsent.set(true);
}
}, false);

</script>