Welcome to the Party

Thank you for your interest in Confection. It’s a data management solution for the post-cookie world. Let’s show you why it’s important and how it works.

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The Challenge

On January 14, 2020, Google made a really big announcement: “[W]e plan to phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome. Our intention is to do this within two years.”

For professional marketers and the enterprises they serve, this is a game changer. Once third-party cookies become obsolete, the cornerstone resources professionals rely on each day become far less useful:

Ad Targeting
Progressive Profiling
Auto-Filling Forms
Engagement Tracking
Many Kinds of Marketing Automation
Certain Web-to-Lead Forms

The fundamentals of the modern marketing playbook need to be almost entirely rethought.

Our Solution

Confection is a data management solution for the post-cookie world. It gives businesses and web users better control over data than the cookie ever could.

It helps businesses continue collecting the data they need to do their best work, even in browsing environments that limit or block cookies and third-party scripts. Confection is also GDPR/CCPA compliant, easy to install, lightweight, and it integrates with the apps businesses already use.

People like it because allows them to manage, delete, and even monetize their data. They can start generating income simply by browsing the web.

Reliable Everywhere

Confection works in the strictest, most privacy-focused browsing environments.

Brave
Chrome (even when site isolation is active)
Edge
Firefox
Opera
Safari with Intelligent Tracking Prevention
Tor Browser
Vivaldi

Confection also works when users enable basic privacy features like Chrome’s incognito mode and use extensions such as Privacy Badger and Ghostery.

Try It

Below, you’ll find a few live demos.*

To get the most from your experience, use a privacy-forward browser like Brave, or max out your preferred browser’s security settings. Then, load this page.

Here’s the URL: confection.io/poc

Now, you’re ready to see Confection in action. Scroll to the demos below.

 

* Please note, this page is an alpha proof of concept. We’re actively developing Confection and releasing daily (and often hourly) builds. If you see any issues, they’re most likely the result of this state of affairs. You might refresh the page and try again. Feel free to send any feedback and persistent bugs to [email protected]

If you’re unsure where to start, this series of short, easy-to-read articles at The Verge can help.

Demo 1: Forms

Web forms have two problems in strict privacy environments.

First, if a form relies on one or more third-party scripts, that form might not load at all. Confection knows when a browser is preventing a form from rendering. When this happens, our app converts the blocked form into a static, local one. There’s no need to spend time replicating and replacing forms you’ve already created.

The second issue is more common. If a form sends data to a third-party server, that form might fail to send any information when the user clicks “Submit.” Confection works around this by sending all form data to our server in real time.

To see this in action:

1 Select a form from the dropdown menu, and enter some information. (If you see a form, you’re not having the first issue we outline above.) As you enter data, you’ll see it immediately appear in the purple box, below a universally unique identifier (UUID).

2 After you’ve added some form data, click the “Show API Data” button. In the blue box, you’ll see the JSON structured snippet we use to pass usable data back to our customers. Use this in your CRM, marketing automation solution, programmatic ads, custom app/API, or in 2,000+ apps via our Zapier® integration.




Show API Data


Demo 2: Events

Strict privacy environments also block certain types of engagement activity, parameters, and other browser events, especially if they rely on cookies, custom JavaScript, and third-party servers and scripts. This limits — and, in some cases, completely undermines — the utility of many marquee data services.

Even in the most privacy-forward browsing environments, Confection can work around these limitations. To see this in action:

1 Click any service name. This will send a generic pageview event to that system (middle box) and Confection (top box). Note that, even when the data service fails, Confection is able to write the event to its server.

2 Just like the form demo, if you click the “Show API Data” button in the blue box, you’ll see the JSON structured snippet we use to pass usable data back to our customers. Use this in your CRM, marketing automation solution, programmatic ads, custom app/API, or in 2,000+ apps via our Zapier® integration.

Demo 3: Unified UUIDs

Curious about your own data? Click the “Show API Data” button in the blue box. You’ll see a JSON structured snippet that contains everything we know about you.

If this is your first Confection session, you’ll see information associated with a single UUID (your current one). If this is your second+ session — if you’ve visited this page before, refreshed it, or visited another site where Confection is installed — you’ll see multiple UUIDs linked together. Behind the scenes, Confection uses a blend of predictive algorithms and AI to link UUIDs that have similar traits, assign them probable “likeness” scores of 1-99%, and consolidate them into single user records.

Refresh the page. Clear your cache and cookies. Enable the strictest security protocols. Try a different browser. The API output should be the same.

Just like the demos above, use this data in your CRM, marketing automation solution, programmatic ads, custom app/API, or in 2,000+ apps via our Zapier® integration.

"Where Can I Use Confection Data?"

In Your CRM

In Your Marketing Automation Solution

In Your Programmatic Ads

In Your Custom App/API

In 2,000+ Apps via Our Zapier® Integration

Easy to Install

If, like 80% of the world, your server supports PHP, good news. You can use Confection.

Installation, is simple:

1 Upload our lightweight fileset to your server.

2 Add a short script tag to your site header.

That’s it.

If you’d like to try Confection on your site(s), contact us using the form below. We’ll be in touch.

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