Cookiebot CMP vs. CookieScript: Comparison of Consent Management Platforms

Which consent management platform is the best fit for you?

It’s not an easy task to choose the right platform to collect and signal user consent and adhere to the evolving data privacy regulations and Google’s EU user consent policy. In the following content, we’re comparing two popular consent management platforms (CMPs) – Cookiebot™ and CookieScript – to help you select the right CMP platform for you.

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What does Cookiebot CMP offer?

Cookiebot™ offers an easy plug-and-play, and comprehensive solution for businesses of all sizes. Its main features are automatic cookie categorization and blocking, a fully customized banner experience on more than 47 languages and extensive customer support. Plus, Cookiebot™ is a Google-certified CMP and has extensive integrations with third-party platforms and tools. All these benefits enhance its versatility for businesses with complex compliance needs and allow marketing teams to collect data-driven insights to pursue their objectives while ensuring a legally compliant and user-friendly customer experience.

What does CookieScript offer?

CookieScript focuses mainly on simplicity and accessibility, providing a straightforward interface and affordable pricing. It’s suitable for smaller websites or those with less complex compliance requirements. CookieScript offers core functionalities of a Google certified CMP, a variety of customization support, analytics dashboards and reporting, over 30 languages and integrations that are all practical for smaller websites under regulations such as GDPR, CCPA/CPRA.

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Regulatory coverage in Cookiebot CMP vs. CookieScript

Both Cookiebot™ and CookieScript enable GDPR and CCPA/CPRA compliance. Only Cookiebot™ covers additional regulations: VCDPA and upcoming US data privacy legislations. Cookiebot’s commitment to adhering to numerous regulations worldwide helps to ensure comprehensive compliance across jurisdictions, reducing administrative burden and enhancing trust. Cookiebot™ Solution ongoing evolution with new legislation saves time and resources while future-proofing your cookie compliance strategies.

Cookiebot CMP CookieScript
GDPR Limited Limited
CCPA/CPRA Limited Limited
VCDPA Limited Limited
DMA Limited Limited
IAB TCF v2.2 LimitedAll Premium Plans LimitedOnly on Plus Plan
Google EU user consent policy Limited Limited

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Core functionality in Cookiebot CMP vs. CookieScript

Both platforms provide strong core features like cookie and tracker management, compliance management, and auto-blocking. Cookiebot™ also includes Cross-Domain Consent Sharing in all premium packages, whereas CookieScript includes this only in their plus plan. Cookiebot’s wide variety of core functionalities, including patented level scanning and cross-domain consent sharing, enable growing businesses to effortlessly manage the complexities of data protection and cookie consent compliance, while maintaining a smooth user experience.

Cookiebot CMP CookieScript
Automated monthly scans LimitedAll Premium Plans LimitedFrom Standard Plan and up
Auto-blocking LimitedAll Premiu Plans LimitedFrom Standard Plan and up
Cookie and tracker auto-detection and management Limited Limited
Consent storage in the EU/EEA Limited Limited
Geotargeting Limited Limited
Cookie Declaration Limited Limited
Cross-Domain Consent Sharing LimitedAll premium Plans LimitedOnly on Plus Plan
Google EU user consent policy Limited Limited

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Customization in Cookiebot CMP vs. CookieScript

Both platforms include banner customization, but CookieScript lacks support for custom logo integration. Both CMPs offer templates, CSS customization, and multi-language support, although Cookiebot™ supports quite a few more languages. Cookiebot™ also provides strong customization options for greater flexibility in tailoring cookie consent banners to fit specific branding and design needs.

Cookiebot CMP CookieScript
Banner customization Limited Limited
Pre-built templates Limited Limited
Custom CSS Limited Limited
Multi-language support Limited47+ languages Limited34 languages
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Integrations and WordPress in Cookiebot CMP vs. CookieScript

Both Cookiebot™ and CookieScript offer integrations with popular content management systems (CMS) such as Magento, Joomla and Shopify. Cookiebot CMP, however, offers integration with a broader range of CMS, making the product compatible with various tech stacks. Support for Google Consent Mode is available in both solutions, as is the integration of the CMP via Google Tag Manager. Both CMPs offer WordPress Plugins.

The WordPress plugins that both solutions offer are free, though Cookiebot™ Solution plugin has more installs and more positive reviews on WordPress Marketplace.

Cookiebot CMP CookieScript
Google Consent Mode Limited Limited
Google Tag Manager Limited Limited
WordPress Plugin Limited4.5 out of 5 stars Limited2.7 out of 5 stars
IAB TCF v2.2 pre-built banner Limited Limited
Global Privacy Control Limited Limited
CMS Platform Integrations View integrations View integrations

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Analytics and reporting in Cookiebot CMP vs. CookieScript

Both platforms provide analytics and reporting tools, including an analytics dashboard, reporting and CSV exports.

Cookiebot CMP CookieScript
Analytics Dashboard Limited Limited
Reporting Limited Limited
CSV exports Limited Limited

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Certificates and Patents in Cookiebot vs. CookieScript

While both Cookiescript and Cookiebot™ are Google-certified and IAB-registered CMPs that include scanning features, Cookiebot’s patented scanning includes robust technology that automatically identifies and controls all cookies and trackers in use on your website, ensuring data usage aligns with transparency and user consent.

Cookiebot CMP CookieScript
Google-certified CMP Limited Limited
Patented scanning technology Limited Limited
IAB Registered CMP Limited Limited

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Pricing in Cookiebot CMP vs. CookieScript

Of the two platforms, CookieScript is lower cost at first glance, but some factors may override that when considering the right solution for your business. Only Cookiebot CMP offers a free trial of 14 days, during which you can use all of the premium features. Both platforms offer a smaller free plan and an entry-level plan, although only Cookiebot CMP includes all premium features in the free plan (CookieScript includes basic features).

Cookiebot™ Solution Premium Plans include all features necessary for comprehensive cookie consent management, without any additional costs or hidden fees. CookieScript only includes all GDPR tools in its most expensive plan, and imposes a minimum subscription period. Cookiebot™ provides the flexibility to cancel at any time without being locked into a long-term commitment.

Cookiebot CMP CookieScript
Free version Limited1 domain and 50 subpages Limited1 domain and 10 subpages
Free trial Limited Limited
Customer support LimitedEmail and AI-powered chat LimitedChat only
Help center with articles Limited Limited

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Cookiebot vs. Cookiescript key takeaways

Cookiebot™ and CookieScript are both consent management platforms, though Cookiebot™ offers a wider range of regulation support and more core functionalities to all its plans, like automated monthly scans, auto-blocking, and cross-domain consent sharing. While both offer customizations, Cookiebot™ supports more languages and integration options, also boasting higher reviews for its popular WordPress plugin.

Can Cookiebot be an alternative to CookieScript?

We hope this article comparing Cookiebot™ and CookieScript CMPs help you to decide what platform is best for your consent management needs. What sets Cookiebot™ apart is its ability to scale with the evolving needs of your business, providing tailored solutions that grow alongside your operations. With Cookiebot™, a Google-certified CMP with patented scanning technology, you can confidently manage your cookie consent and data protection requirements, focusing on your core objectives without compromising on compliance. This makes Cookiebot™ a great choice for growing organizations seeking a comprehensive and future-proof solution to their data privacy needs.

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Feature Manage multiple domains
Feature Automatic translation into 47 languages
Feature Monthly consent and analytics reports
Feature Premium customer care and technical support
Feature Multiple legal frameworks and geotargeting feature
Feature Full banner customization, including logo on integration
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