Questions tagged [cookie]

An HTTP cookie is a piece of data stored by the user's web browser. Unless otherwise specified, cookies can be created, read, modified and deleted and modified both by JavaScript and from server-side scripts by reading the headers.

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How to check a specific domain request with HTACCESS and add some query string?

Is it possible to check a specific domain request with HTACCESS and add some query string? Actually my entire task wants to pass some cookie values as URL parameters if a specific domain is requested....
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What is “fourth-party” ad/ad tracking"?

While I understand third-party cookies, I am not sure to understand what exactly "fourth-party" means in sentences such as: Third and fourth party ad tracking is allowed on [website] subject to the ...
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Is it against EU-law to load Google Tag Manager, if I don't do anything with it?

Question Can I load Google Tag Manager on my page, if I don't record any data before the cookie consent is given from the visitor? Context I have a WordPress installation, with a Vue frontend. I ...
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Google “ CONSENT ” cookie. What is it?

Has anyone seen this cookie before? What does it do? Where does Google set this up? This screenshot is from my regular browser window. Just entered google.com with Incognito mode and this was set: ...
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What happens if Analytics gtag.js cookie for the user ID expires? Does it keep the same user unique ID for the next cookie?

From: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gtagjs/cookies-user-id#cookie_update Cookie update When cookie_update is set to true (the default value), gtag.js will ...
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Adsense - Proposed implementation of EU user consent policy

I have spent lot of time to understand EU user consent policy with respect to usage of cookies. In summary, as I understand, I cannot save any cookies of my websites (including analytics cookies, ...
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Has anyone ever got in legal trouble for not having those horrific “cookie warnings” on their site? [duplicate]

I know about some idiotic EU "law" that made every damn website add the most obnoxious garbage ever: a huge "warning" about how they are "using cookies", which doesn't let you do anything until you "...
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Google Analytics - Show logged in users and user status

I have control on the site and can set cookies or whatever necessary to mark the users, but not sure hot to set google analytics to allow me see breakdown of users by the login status and member ...
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I'm using a public device vs Keep me signed in

I know this might be an obvious question, but its escaping me. When logging on websites, I have seen check boxes for things like "i'm using a public device" and "Keep me signed in". I know keep me ...
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Can I export my users' third party cookies such as those from Yandex to Google Ads?

I have been collecting cookies by different services like Yandex, Mautic, Facebook pixel etc. Now I need to share/import these Cookies to Google for make remarketing from my WEB by Google Ads. ...
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Getting the utm_source value

I've been trying to achieve following but without success. I have a task where I have to get the utm_source value and pass it to the form. As an example if user types in on google the domain and goes ...
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How can I use cookie-free domains with Microsoft Azure portal?

My website installed in the Microsoft's Azure portal. My website using asp.net and framework(sitecore cms). It's C#. I checked my website using gtmetrix. It recommends using cookie-free domains. I ...
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Cookie consent message needed for web game high score?

I'm making an online word game and I want to use a cookie to store the user's high score so it will always show it when they play the game, not just for the session. To comply with the EU GDPR do I ...
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Would a “this site uses cookies” notice be sufficient under the GDPR for cookies from other domains

I'm using a third-party analytics tool that sets a cookie to track the user for analytics purposes (for tracking conversions) as soon as the user hits the page. The analytics service does not store ...
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Cookie consent overlay - Does it affect SEO?

I have a german website with Adsense integrated. To meet Google's compliance requirements, I ask users to accept cookies for personal advertising. To achieve this, I created an overlay which stays in ...
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Can I have a cookie-less subdomain, if main website is on root domain but does not set any cookies?

Lets say I have a static website at example.com, it does not set any cookies. I have tracking on stats.example.com and a git server on git.example.com - both of which do set cookies. Static assets ...
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Does Google AdSense require a privacy politcy and cookie notification popup?

I use to run ads from AdSense a few years ago on a website but because the website was not generating profit so much I stop running the ads. Now my AdSense account has to be activated again because it ...
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What is the SEO impact of multiple redirects that return to the current page after setting a cookie?

We have a situation where we need to set a cookie on a user's session. In order to do this we currently have a series of redirects in place: Initial request > 30x to get the cookie > 30xset the ...
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Do service workers require consent under GDPR?

I notice that Chrome puts service workers, indexed databases and local/session storage under "cookies" in the site info dropdown. Are these things in any way considered ways to access personal ...
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ISP Config broke my PHP sessions and cookies [closed]

To explain my problem I have to add some context info: We have a website, it works with sessions and has been working for 7 years with no problems, except for our server administrator, he can not ...
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Google Bot Crawls using expired cookies and fails to get response

We are using a cookie on our website which is to fetch some information through an API. The cookie becomes invalid after a very small duration. Google Bot uses the same cookie again and again to ...
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Overwriting cookies in htaccess

I run a website in a quite cheap shared hosting environment (LAMP): technically speaking, in this context the only thing I can do is edit one or more htaccess files. Maybe for load balancing purposes,...
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Massive drop in Google impressions for last two months after cookie script was added for GDPR

I was checking Google Search Console and noticed that there is massive drop in Google impressions since July, not sure what could be the reason. I remember that I integrated a cookiebot.com script ...
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How do I prevent Google Analytics from sending cookies to cookie-less subdomains? [duplicate]

I'm trying to keep GA from setting cookies on static files like images. All the files concerned are loaded from cookie-free subdomains. Is there a way to exclude these subdomains from getting the ...
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Table that lists all local storage items used on site

According to the newest regulations and our law department each website our company owns/manages needs to have a page that lists all cookies and local storage items used on the site. I tried to find ...
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Do i need User consent for Google Analytics to be GDPR complaint

I am using GA on website as everyone out there does same. In order to be GDPR complaint i had used "https://cookie-script.com" script to for user consent for one of my website and i notice for last ...
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How to reset the Google Analytics cookies?

I asked this question over on StackOverflow, and someone suggested that I might have better luck here, so here it is: I am working on an app that will be running on a single touchscreen device in a ...
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How to create an opt-out link for each cookie we use on our site? [closed]

Under the new GDPR directives, we should provide ways to remove / block cookies that our sites send to the user's browsers upon user's request. How to do it? Is there some HTML/javascipt solution to ...
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Google Analytics cookies _ga and _gid still appearing in Chrome after installing a GDPR consent plugin in WordPress

Trying to get my Wordpress blog into GDPR compliance. I've got most of my cookies under control with a consent plugin (Cookie Notice) but I'm concerned about Google Analytics cookies _ga and _gid, ...
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Are session cookies exempt from consent under GDPR?

Session cookies - cookies that last only for the duration of the current session - are arguably not a tracking tool under the spirit of the EU's data protection efforts. Under old EU cookie rules, ...
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Does totally disabling cookies in my WordPress website malfunction Google Analytics?

I personally don't post any kind of external advertisements in any of my websites: Not Adsense, not anything. I just don't charge other organizations and companies to advertise in my websites and I ...
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Is it possible to block cookies that are set by externally hosted content?

Is it possible to block cookies that are set by externally hosted content embedded in a page? For example if I embed an image from a CDN, the response for this image may contain a Set-Cookie header, ...
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Should I copy Google Analytics cookies between domains, or use Google's prefered method?

I am in the process of investigating the way of moving from a current website to a new beta version, which lives on a different TLD. I am thinking about building a service that transfers a collection ...
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Visitors sending cookies that were never set by the host

Occasional visitors to my sites send one or more cookies that were never set by my hosts. Sometimes it's an obvious bot. Sometimes it's even an attempt to exploit. But occasionally it looks like a ...
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Prevent account sharing for paid membership online content

What's the best way to catch account sharers? I thought about: See how many people are currently logged in with it (cookies) See how many logins there were in the past 24 hours See how many ...
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Get cookies from a third-party site by sending login information using JavaScript

I have a website (ASP.NET) which also provides an API. But to access it, it requires login. I want to connect to this site with javascript, 'send' the user credentials to it and receive the cookies (...
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Is this document write of content fetched from another site cross site scripting or something different?

This was on a website I had to work on. It seems to me its a horrible idea, but I was hoping to get other input before I told them it was. var url = 'https://www.otherdomain.com/magic_php_file.php'; ...
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How do I set up a cookie-free subdomain when the website is on the naked domain (no “www”)?

The website (Wordpress) acts on http://example.com and sets cookies. Will http://static.example.com be cookie-free? Or http://static.example.com would be cookie-free only in case if the website acts ...
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Logged Out Too Soon; PHP Sessions Expire Too Quickly. Is this a Linux, CentOS, Cookies, CPanel problem?

Recently, I've been getting logged out sooner than expected on several websites that I manage on Linux servers. The problem started spontaneously a few months ago. At the time, I had not made any ...
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Is it required to list each cookie by name to comply with EU/UK Cookie Laws?

Some sites appear to list each cookie exhaustively, others (the majority) state only how they are used, and how a user may clear them. Do you need to list each cookie by name, together with what it ...
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What is the Google Analytics cookie expiration?

Do you know how long it takes for the Google Analytics cookie to time out before a user is recognized as new again? I believe it is 2 years. Is that right?
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Apache .htaccess: Is it possible to write an if condition for a cookie value check?

I want to write an if condition in an .htaccess file to check whether a cookie value is set. Example code: <If "%{HTTP_COOKIE} == 'cookiename and value'"> ... </If>
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Tracking users between sites using contact forms

I have two websites; A and B. I have hyperlinked linked these sites via advertisement banners and have contact forms on both. When people contact me through Website B's Contact Form I believe they are ...
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SEO Impact on presenting User details without login

I am looking to develop a functionality on our website in which i can a show user their name based on cookie data. There will be no login required. we will retrieve user's name based on the previous ...
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Fixed position age verify using cookies without user agent sniffing

I have built a simple age verification jQuery script for a particular brand of alcohol. It asks the user if they are of legal drinking age with a yes or no button. On yes the website stores a cookie ...
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How do I disable socket.io cookie named io server-side?

I needed to disable the socket.io cookie named io server-side. I follow the path to file creating the cookie to a file located at C:\socket.io\examples\chat\node_modules\socket.io\node_modules\engine....
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How to get rid of mixed content warning when using cookie-less domain for static content?

When I serve all website content from same domain (https://example.com), tools like pingdom keeps yelling: Serve static content from a cookieless domain When I serve static content from cookie-...
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Is it OK to have two “_ga” cookies in universal analytics, one for domain and one for subdomain

Our website has a number of sub-domains and we are in the process of migrating from classical analytics to universal analytics. When we migrated one of our domain from classical to universal analytics,...
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First time message/popup in site (by cookie), Googlebot and SEO

I have a site (based on dynamic content by JS) and I want to trigger a first time popup to users in order to make them register to the newsletter (it will be cookies based). Is there a way to do that ...
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Is localStorage more permanent than cookies for user identification in Google Analytics?

Looking at the Google Analytics user identification docs I found that localStorage could be used instead of cookies if a website was ran only on http or https strictly. I was looking in those docs ...