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Post-Implementation Validation

After Lightning Tag has been implemented, how do I confirm it was implemented correctly?

Lightning Tag Validations

Open your browsers DevTools and load/refresh the page that you want to test.

Validate 1st Impression Call

In DevTools, Switch to the Network tab and type crwdcntrl in the filter field to show calls on your page to the Lotame Lightning Tag. Look for bcp.crwdcntrl.net/6/data

 

 
Select that row and then look at the response tab. The Response should look something like:

 

{"pid":"7de1b12b97e8ef15f61ccfcbe59368ca","tc":["target_code1","target_code2","all"],"spx":[61,14,81,8,5,115]}

 

Whereas the pid is the Lotame profile ID and the tc contains Targeting Codes (or Audience IDs in the aud parameter).

 

 

If this is blank, then either you may not have correctly implemented the Profile Extraction callback. Please review the onProfileReady and audienceLocalStorage parts of the config object of Lightning Tag's documentation. If you have reviewed that and still need assistance, please reach out to Lotame by emailing support@lotame.com.

 

Validate Profile ID Storage

If in a 3rd party environment - Using the cc_id parameter, the Lotame pid should be set under: crwdcntrl.net cookie client domain’s cookie (ex. mysite.com) client domain’s localStorage (ex. mysite.com) If in a 1st party environment - Using the cc_id parameter, the Lotame pid should be set under: client domain’s cookie (ex. mysite.com) client domain’s localStorage (ex. mysite.com) Tip Google - Open Web Inspector → Click on the ‘Application’ tab FireFox - Open Web Inspector → Click on the ‘Storage Tab’

Integrating with Google Ad Manager

  1. Make sure that the url of the call to Google Ads Manager (DFP) is less than 15,360 characters per Google's Ad Manager Reference

  2. Check that the pubads call contains the Lotame audiences. Do this by searching in the network for cust_params parameter.

https://securepubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?gdfp_req=1&pvsid=712006463767097&.........lotame=all,asvisit

 

 

 

If they are not there, and you have validated above that Lightning Tag is successfully returning them, then please confirm that you are passing those values into the Google call successfully within your Google Ads implementation. An example can be found on our Google Ad Manager Guide.

GTM (Google Tag Manager) Implementation

Although Lotame advises your team to implement Lightning Tag directly in the <head> parameter of the page for best performance, Lightning Tag can be deployed through Google Tag Manager. For best performance, prioritize the call to pull in Lightning Tag as high up on the page as possible within GTM.

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