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Illow vs Cookiezen

Discover how Cookiezen outshines Illow

Full branding removalNo, has branding on second screen of cookie bannerYes full branding removal
CNAMENoYes you can whitelabel the embed code and policy URL with your domain
Cookie ScanningBuggy, miscategorizes many Cookies, more on that belowCategorizes most cookies correctly. Only misses the mark if cookie is of new or lesser known software
Privacy policy Basic policyComprehensive lawyer standard policy
Limits/ PricingGreat for managing low traffic websitesGreat for managing medium to high traffic websites
Scripts/ fonts scanDoesn't scan for fonts/ scriptsIt does as its needed for regulations like German DSGVO
Advanced CustomizationBasic brand customizationAdvanced brand customization of every element. And custom CSS for more granular design options

How do Illow and Cookiezen compare

Cookie scanning and categorization

Cookiezen – Scanned 73 cookies and categorized 63 of them

Illow – Scanned only 34 cookies and categorized only 10 of them correctly and miscategorized the rest 24 cookies.

So Illows cookie scanning part is buggy and not giving precise results

Branding removal

Cookiezen offers full “Powered by Cookiezen” branding removal on both the screens of the Cookie banner

Whereas in Illow has no option to remove branding on the preferences tab

This branding is a concern mainly for Agencies and people who want to look professional

User interface

Users tend to find Cookiezen UI/UX neater and more professional. It’s a personal choice so compare for yourself. 🙂

What others are saying?

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Can it auto translate the cookie banner’s language to the the website viewer’s language settings?

    Yes, the cookie banner auto-translates based on the website viewer’s language. You can also set a fixed language if you don’t want the banner to auto translate.

  • Can I use it on a multilingual website or with a multilingual WordPress plugin?

    Yes as Cookiezen auto translates cookie banner according to the website visitor’s language settings. It will auto-identify the website visitor’s language and auto-translate.

  • Does Cookiezen works with my website builder or only WordPress?

    Cookiezen works with 99% of website builders and custom sites written with coding languages like PHP, Ruby, Node, etc All you have to do is add a JS custom code snippet to your website. 

    In website builders, you can do this with the “Custom HTML” option. Many users are already using it

  • Does Cookiezen show the banner based on the visitor’s geolocation? Like showing GDPR banner in EU & CCPA banner in California

    Yes it does detect the location and shows consent banner only where and when required

  • Does it work with wordpress themes like Divi or builders like brizy?

    Yes it does, again you can add Cookiezen script using the “Custom HTML code” option

Biggest Misconceptions

  • Will I need Cookiezen after Google 3rd party cookies update in 2024?

    Yes, you would. 

    Safari has already been blocking 3rd party cookies for many years. So according to privacy laws, you would still need to get the consent of your website visitor before placing your first-party cookies/ trackers in their browser. 

    In fact you would need Cookiezen even more badly due to new tracking ways being implemented and privacy being taken more seriously than ever. 

    If interested to read in-depth reference please refer to this article : 


  • Why not just use free plugin or free tier of a Saas like cookiebot or complianz?

    Free plugins lack a lot of things that are important for your business such as: 

    1. Branding – You cannot remove “Powered by” from the cookie banner. Secondly, you don’t have limited brand customization options. 

    2. Managing multiple websites – You are not able to manage multiple websites from a single dashboard 

    3. Auto updating policies – In free plugins, you don’t get auto-updating policies that keep your website up to date with the local regulations 

    4. Consent logs – In most of the free plugins you don’t get ability to store and export consent logs. So you are not completely GDPR-compliant 

    5. Auto-updating banner based on Geolocation – The Cookie banner should update its language and consent settings based on the location of the website visitor. It should show a GDPR banner to someone in Germany and a CCPA banner to someone in the US. These 5 things are missing in the free plugins or free Saas tiers


  • Why is Cookiezen better for Agencies as compared to other cookie banner solutions?

    1. Manage multiple websites - You can manage multiple client websites under 1 single dashboard. 

    2. Assign particular domain to client - You can assign your client a particular domain/s so they can manage on their website on themselves too saving you time and bringing more client satisfaction

    3. CNAME - You can whitelabel Cookiezen embed code with your domain. This will increase your Agency's authority in eyes of your client and you add an extra revenue stream by offering compliance service

  • Is whitelabel available?

    Yes, it is available in 100+ domain agency plans. 

    You can Whitelabel the Cookie banner embed code, policies embed code, and policies URL with your domain using the CNAME feature. 

    For Agency plans please refer – https://app.cookiezen.io/agency

Cookiezen vs Alternatives

  • Illow vs Cookiezen

    At first look, both looked the same but there are many differences in both when one dives deeper. Differences stated below: 

    Branding + CNAME – Cookiezen offers full branding removal on the cookie banner whereas Illow has branding on the second screen of the cookie banner. Secondly, you can white label cookie banner and policies JS custom code snippets and policy URLs with your domain with the CNAME in Cookiezen which will make your Agency stand out of the rest. 

    Privacy policy – In Illow you can create a basic privacy policy that isn’t customized according to your business whereas in Cookiezen you can create a comprehensive lawyer standard policy. 

    Cookie scanning – In Illow cookie scanning is a bit buggy as it doesn’t categorize most of the cookies whereas in Cookiezen cookies are categorized properly just missing categorizing a few cookies sometimes 

    Limits + Pricing – Cookiezen provides better consent logs, and pageview limits which is ideal if you managing medium to high-traffic websites. Whereas Illow offers lower consent log limits but better domain limits so better for managing low-traffic websites. 

    Scripts/ fonts scan – Scripts and fonts are not scanned in Illow which is mandatory for regulations like German DSGVO etc Customization – Cookiezen has more advanced Cookie banner customization and custom CSS for even more granular design 

    User interface – The design of the cookie banner is entirely different. People who shifted from Illow tell me Cookiezen banner design looks more neater and professional. Compare for yourself as everyone’s taste is different 🙂 

    For in-depth analysis please refer: https://cookiezen.io/illow-vs-cookiezen/

  • Iubenda vs Cookiezen

    The major differences are as follows: 

    1. Plans – Cookiezen provides a full GDPR-compliant solution in all tiers. Whereas Iubenda gives that only in the highest Appsumo tier 

    2. Limits – Cookiezen offers similar limits at half the price of Iubenda. In Iubenda’s highest tier, you can have max 5 websites whereas in Cookiezen you can even scale to 150 websites. 

    3. Ease of use and setup – Cookiezen is focused on non-techies hence is quite easy to use and set up. Whereas Iubenda being a legacy solution is a bit complicated to use for a non-techie 

    4. Agency focus – Cookiezen is focused on Agencies. Cookiezen stands out by providing features like Assign a domain to the client, CNAME 

    For more in-depth comparison: https://cookiezen.io/iubenda-vs-cookiezen/

  • Cookieyes vs Cookiezen

    The major differences are: 

    Domain locking – In Cookieyes once you add a domain you can’t remove or replace it which means a domain is wasted. Whereas in Cookiezen you have the flexibility to add, or remove domain whenever you like. 

    Focus – Cookieyes is focused on general businesses whereas Cookiezen is focused on Agencies 

    Agency features – Cookieyes lacks Agency features like “Assign a particular domain to client” & CNAME

  • Axeptio vs Cookiezen

    The main differences are: 

    Agency features – Axeptio lacks agency management features like “Assign a particular domain to client”, and CNAME. Whereas Cookiezen has both and more upcoming as Agency is Cookiezen’s main focus. 

    Policy generation – Axeptio cannot generate privacy and cookie policy. On the other hand in Cookiezen you can create lawyer-standard cookie and privacy policy 

    Casual vs professional design – The design of the Axeptio cookie banner is more casual whereas Cookiezen is professional 

    Ease of use – People who shifted from Axeptio to Cookiezen find Cookiezen easier to setup and use 

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