Facebook Cookies and iFrames

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So it’s commonly known that Facebook uses a lot of cookies. On their website, but most probably on your website, too. One question we have been receiving a lot to date is regarding iFrames. Do Facebook iFrames place cookies? Read this article to find out.

What is an iFrame?

An iFrame is a piece of code in which you can place an element from another site. For example, when you have got a YouTube video, you might embed this video on your website. This is called an iFrame.

The Facebook iFrame

Facebook provides you with many methods of implementing pages, friends, activities etc., into your website. The possibilities are endless. This also comes with a risk because implementing these iFrames into your website will place or access Facebook’s cookies. Many people forget to implement this cookie into their cookie policy or into their cookie consent banner information. In these cases, the cookie even is placed without consent. Therefore, we warn people when using iFrames, or at least make these iFrames function only after accepting all cookies.

Our solution

Complianz GDPR blocks all known third party cookies automatically by disabling their scripts. Accepting the cookie warning fires a small piece of JavaScript code which enables the script again.

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