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Transferring cookies between two sites (one is HTTPS)

A user comes (through a link) from a http:// site to an other (having different domain) https:// site. We need to track that these two requests are done by the same user. But cookies do not pass over ...
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How to display Cookie Notification text to users that is ignored by Search Engines?

Websites within the EU are meant to inform users about the use of cookies on their website. Whilst the law raises plenty of implementation questions already, the general consensus is that we must at ...
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mod_rewrite to edit cookies conditionally

Is it possible to use mod_rewrite to modify values in cookies based upon a condition? I am completely new to HTTP, but I have tried a thing or two. The only regex I know is Perl-style, I hope it is ...
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What does the Quantcast __qca cookie do?

I'm reviewing the cookies served up from my website and one of them is a first-party cookie __qca which seems to be set by Quantcast. I'm sure this is just used for tracking, but I can't find this ...
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Cookie consent messages required on websites - how will adsense work?

I ended up watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5xVSXTn41Y It states that publishers have until September 30th, 2015 to add a visible message indicating about the use of cookies on ...
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How can I set a secure flag on cookies generated from a Python application?

I have an application written in Python running behind Apache and SSL. I am not seeing a secure flag on my cookie: apache Server version: Apache/2.2.15 (Unix) I have added a configuration line to my ...
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Cookies Audit help [closed]

Someone can explain to me what is the purpose of these cookies? I'm doing a cookies audit and I didn't find anything on the web Domain: google.com(google maps), Name: NID Domain: google.com(google ...
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Can I share a cookie with a subdomain?

Suppose I want my site to be accessible at https://www.example.com and https://example.com. Is it possible to set a cookie when visiting one domain so that it is accessible in the other?
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Reasonable lifetime for a page view cookie

I have a simple page view counter on my website, that just counts the number of page views pr post. I am curious to what is a reasonable lifetime for the page view cookie. I currently have it set to ...
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Cookie data transfer

The context is a third-party analytics service, specifically Quantcast, but the inquiries are more general in nature. Please forgive and correct me if any of my assumptions are off, and thank you in ...
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Enforcing a specific order for cookie headers

We have an application that cares about the order of cookie headers. It shouldn't, since this isn't mandated by the standards and indeed we're getting the headers in various different orders So we ...
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SEO analysis site is showing cookie and token information from within the HTTP header of my site

A SEO Analysis tool is showing cookie and token information publicly after fetching it from my website. Is having this information from whithin my site's HTTP header published publicly safe? If ...
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How does a metered paywall track its users?

A metered paywall is most seen on online newspapers. It allows users to view a specific number of articles before requiring paid subscription. In contrast to sites allowing access to select content ...
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Using cookies on a site to redirect based on location - Googlebot crawling

I've recently began working on a Wordpress site that uses cookies to redirect a user to the appropriate regional page based on their location with geolocation. One thing I've noticed is that this ...
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Getting user language via Google cookies

Just thought, if that would be possible, I can get users native language, and display my webpage on their language, or on the closest one. So; Is it possible to get someone's language using his/her ...
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UTM-alternative for adding parameters with exiting Analytics campaign terms

I'm using the excellent UTM-alernative by dm-guy here to create a cookie and inject the campaign source into a form. However, although that works extremely well for the form, the UTM replacement ...
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How to read user unique code from _ga cookie?

Currently I am facing the problem that have been discussed already here: How to keep track of a unique and an existing visitor (keep track about unique user without registration etc.). The most ...
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How do you match a specific cookie value with Apache 2.4 <If> statement?

I am not able to figure out why the following doesn't match: <If %{HTTP_COOKIE} == 'XDEBUG_SESSION=leho'"> I'm setting a php_value inside the matching If. I know that part works because this ...
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Google Analytics for cookie-based A/B testing (same URL for A and B)

I have a website with share-friendly URLs like example.com/register I implemented A/B testing as a cookie because I don't want ugly unsharable URLs like example.com/registerA and ...
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How to pass information across domains to ask for newsletter only once?

Lets assume following scenario, I have two sites: example1.com example2.com When user visits 1 there is a prompt "please signup to a newsletter". Same thing happens when user visits 2. However ...
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Returning visitor stats reliably over longer periods of time in Google Analytics

I'm looking into how useful returning visitors stats in Google Analytics are over longer periods of time, such as two or three years. It seems that the __utma cookie is set to expire 2 years from ...
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Can AdSense crawler view pages that require cookies?

Details I require users to agree to terms and conditions before they can view several pages on my site. Once they have agreed a cookie is set and they can proceed to the webpage. If a user somehow ...
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What are the problems of httponly and secure cookies?

We would like to set: all our cookies (session id, etc.) as "httponly" all security (session token, "remember me", etc.) cookies as "secure" Except compatiblity issues, what are the know problems ...
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How can you set cookieless subdomain with Quantcast

I have correctly setup Google Analtycis so GA is not setting cookies for my subdomain. I mean for my static subdomain. But Quantcast is setting. What i wonder is can i prevent Quantcast to set cookie ...
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Empty Cookie based on IP address

Is there a way to empty a previous cookie based on source ip? I need this to be done because of loadbalancing issues. regards Geert
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Making one exclude cookie for multiple google analytics sites

I've got multiple sites all with different google analytics profiles in them (managed under one account). I would like to exclude everyones traffic in the office from all the sites. To do this when ...
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Verify 2 cookies with mod_rewrite before serving images

I have the following mod_rewrite rule, which works fine in my Apache 2.x on CentOS 6 Linux machine, but is not complete: RewriteCond %{HTTP_COOKIE} !id RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ...
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Temporary redirect needs to detect the URL of original page request from a search engine then redirect again to that page

I've tried searching this an innumerable amount of times with different word combinations, can't seem to crack it. Apparently I do not know the right terms in this situation. When you come to my ...
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Can search engines change language and read the cookie?

I am building a multi language website in PHP and prepared all my strings in English by default using gettext() My locale/it_IT/LC_MESSAGES/default.mo file is working correctly and now I need to sort ...
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cookie not being sent when requesting JS

I host a webservice, and provide my members with a Javascript bookmarklet, which loads a JS sript from my server. However, clients must be logged in, in order to receive the JS script. This works for ...
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Is it able to disable secure attribute for Cookie on SSL connection?

There are HTTP and HTTPS page on our site on Apache. So We need to convert from HTTPS to HTTP or from HTTP to HTTPS to prevent from login session cookie fired. I already know that it does not make ...
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Google analytics conversion tracking across subdomains

I've got a Drupal site at example.com, which leads to an ecommerce site at ticketing.example.com. Both sites have our GA code installed, and the cookiedomain for both sites is set to 'auto'. Based on ...
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Tracking users that are transferred to another site from ours?

Is it possible to track what a user does on another site after they are redirected there by your site? We run a site that sells education courses. Some of our courses are held by 3rd party companies. ...
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ASP.NET multilingual through cookie/URL - Google sees one version

Our website is multilingual and works through cookies/URL www.amlik.com/ar/ www.amlik.com/en/ The problem we are facing is Google sees only the arabic (default version of our site) even when ...
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A better method to save state between desktop and mobile site

This is something I want to fix for a long time. To begin, on my website I have a cookie named MDD and its set to 1 if the mobile detection has already happened. This is my code: RewriteCond ...
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google displays wrong language on multi language website because it takes cookies into consideration

I have a multiple language website that uses both subdomains and cookies to display the right language. Here is the logic on the website: de subdomain will display the German version fr subdomain ...
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Most widespread cookies

What are the most widespread cookies among population? One example could be _ga cookie, but are there any others public cookies that almost everyone has in his/her browser? Why am I asking? I want to ...
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Cookie being assigned on website

I am updating our privacy policy and was checking what cookies were being assigned to visitors from our website. I found one that I am unaware of. It is a Drupal 6 site and there is no module being ...
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Apache server not able to read cookies from Browser

I have developed a login authentication page using cookies (with spring security) where for the first time, the user will need to get itself authenticated. Once the user gets successfully ...
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How to use apache mod-rewrite to remove trailing semi-colon on cookie?

We have the following cookie set by a product: Set-Cookie: SSOCookie=T7ngsCmzC2FEq5p2a7o%3D; path=/; domain=.demo.com; We would like to use Apache to remove the trailing ; which doesn't match the ...
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Eliminating 'cookie' from 'vary:' without breaking website functionality

I read that some middle-man servers won't cache websites that have cookie set in the vary: header. For example, If my website issues a vary:accept-encoding,cookie as opposed to vary:accept-encoding ...
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What percentage of users use a cookie blocker?

I would like to know whether there is a way to get numbers on those users enabling cookie blocker. As far as I know Google Analytics is tracking you by creating cookies. Is there a way to assess the ...
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Is it SEO-acceptable to do an automatic redirect based on accpept-language header value

We are launching a big international web site, that has local web sites on other domains. We are planning to configure the web site to behave in the following manner: Of a user with German (de) ...
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.htaccess - redirect if visitor is logged into google

I need a .htaccess redirect rule that redirects visitors to a url only if the visitor is logged into google. I was thinking of doing it by looking into cookies RewriteEngine On RewriteCond ...
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Workaround for Chrome not handling backward date change in Windows

I'm heavily making use of cookies for a website. Their expiry period is set to 1 day. My preferred test browser is Chrome 28, Windows 7. For a test, I need to change the date of my OS back to eg the ...
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Ad networks that let you run your own cookie targeting

We've got some proprietary cookie targeting software which we are developing to help deliver better targeted ads. We don't have a group of publishers, nor particularly want to go and build our own ...
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How to Track Visitors Comming from Adwords and Disable form fields that is not on landing page

There is a lead form on my website where we track from which source visitors have arrived. I wanted to disable the drop down and auto populate it with predefined data if the visitor is from adwords. ...
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What are these cookies for: __switchTo5x, __unam, __qca?

I tested on my local Mac's (OS X 10.6.8) Apache. Just now, I did a print_r($_SERVER) from a PHP script, and it shows these three cookies. What is that all about? I didn't set them. Is this something ...
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Remove Session ID from Canonical URL

I have two URL's http://www.domain.com/thread.php?1234-a-brand-new-thread/page2 http://www.domain.com/thread.php?1234-a-brand-new-thread/p=54762 'p' is equal to a post on the second page, so the ...
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Is it possible to setup a cookie-less directory instead of a domain?

I'm familiar with how to setup a cookie-less domain, however, I have an situation where I can't setup a sub-domain to store static elements. Can I set only my directories where assets are being ...