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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4 votes
1 answer
106 views

Recent Samsung Internet browser update is blocking cookies for "log in" and "add to basket" on my site

Over the last couple of days I've had half a dozen users report to me that Samsung Internet has broken my website. (Although of course none of them realise this, they think the site is broken). ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
54 views

No cookie is sent in a document request redirecting from another domain

The scenario happens when users placing orders on my site and use a third party payment method. They would go to the third party site and complete the payment (via POST request form submission). If ...
user avatar
  • 111
3 votes
1 answer
31 views

GTM + GA4 init after consent - Data loss?

Question about something I am not sure about. But the way I set everything up for my ecommerce site is: When people will visit the page they will get a Cookie Consent Bar which you can accept or will ...
user avatar
  • 31
1 vote
1 answer
56 views

Cookie Free Subdomain on Flask

How do you set up a cookie free subdomain on Flask. My website already has subdomains, so setting that up is not a problem. But I'm not sure how to (a) request files across all subdomains (and the ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
27 views

Does Google analytics count as new users if users not revisit within 24hours on IOS14?

With regards to first party cookies, does Google analytics count as new users if the users not revisit on the website within 24 hours as a first party cookie is deleted within 24 hours?
user avatar
  • 31
2 votes
1 answer
32 views

Domain cookie (_ga) from upper-level domain

I have deleted Google analytics account, Google site Kit plugin and Google .html verification file from the server about 30 min ago. Yet, I see a _ga cookie still being set. For example, we can take ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
100 views

Cookie consent for promocode

We have an ecommerce site, and the promocode the user provides on the shopping bag is stored as a session cookie. Is this considered a strictly necessary cookie? If the user rejects non-essential ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
18 views

Having issues with Google indexing when using a cookie redirect splash page

I'm currently having issues with a site which is not able to be indexed due to a cookie redirect function that's in place. To summarize; when a user lands on the webpage for the first time they will ...
user avatar
  • 111
2 votes
1 answer
100 views

Why does CNAME Cloaking enable cross domain tracking?

Recently, as browsers start blocking 3rd party cookies, a risky technique known as CNAME Cloaking emerged. It is said that this technique enables trackers, especially those in the online advertising ...
user avatar
  • 123
0 votes
0 answers
33 views

Google Analytics - Custom Dimension values are incorrect in GA

I have couple of Custom Dimensions in my Google Analytics account set up - cd1 and cd6 (dimension1, dimension6). Through code I pass the values for these dimensions, the diemnsion1 is userId and ...
user avatar
  • 25
1 vote
0 answers
261 views

Was youtube-nocookie.com always serving cookies or did it start recently? Is it a scam?

I've been using Youtube embeds in enhanced privacy mode by chang[ing] the domain for the embed URL in your HTML from https://www.youtube.com to https://www.youtube-nocookie.com I remember checking ...
user avatar
  • 111
6 votes
1 answer
365 views

Should I hide the content inside the cookies law compliance banner from search engines?

I am working on my first website.I am working on the last steps before deploying it. Now I am facing the law compliance requirements. Right now it is mandatory by GDPR to show the cookies compliance ...
user avatar
  • 113
3 votes
0 answers
138 views

Is it valid to use a single cookie consent for multiple domains?

Many cookie consent services – for example SecurePrivacy, CookieBot, and CookiePro – allow "cross-domain" consent, where consenting with cookie usage on one domain will imply consent on ...
user avatar
  • 131
1 vote
0 answers
40 views

Do I need a cookies notice?

I've read that if you are storing identifying information like the user's name or email address in cookies then you have to ask for consent. I just want to store the user's country code, like US, CA, ...
user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
48 views

Must cookie consent banner prevent site working?

I realized some types of cookie consent banners: a bar on the top or bottom of the page, with informations and options to select. The page remains interactive, user can browse menu and so on. a popup ...
user avatar
  • 9,599
1 vote
0 answers
13 views

Does the same site cookie policy potentially change anything for CORS

According to the new same-site cookie policy (once implemented across all browsers) , a third party call from another page would not send along the cookies by default, unless the third party ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
21 views

Use value from 1st party cookie as a data layer variable

I have a script on website (located in functions.php), generating some value which is stored in cookie. I would like to pass this value to a GTM data layer. I've tried to import this value from from ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
59 views

Cookie Consent Needed for Higher Education Website

I work for a private college in California. Our site is mainly for prospective students. We use Google Analytics, but anonymize user IP addresses. What are the rules/laws for needing a cookie consent ...
user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
202 views

Drop and expire all cookies with a specific prefix

We're running a WordPress site with WooCommerce. A third party plugin was injecting (sbjs_*) cookies into our site to track purchases and provide us with additional reporting. Unfortunately, something'...
user avatar
  • 141
2 votes
0 answers
41 views

GDPR: Checking if user falls under GDPR terms

I am a bit confused about what is the proper way to detect whether a user falls under GDPR laws. Most websites use IP geolocation for this purpose, but what if the user is traveling while visiting the ...
user avatar
  • 21
7 votes
1 answer
10k views

Chrome 80 clears session cookies for users returning from payment gateway

I'm managing several e-commerce websites, they are all custom build and they all accept credit card payments via bank redirection (website redirects the client to bank's payment page, bank redirects ...
user avatar
  • 91
1 vote
1 answer
396 views

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....
user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
761 views

What is "fourth-party" in advertisement?

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] ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
82 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 111
1 vote
1 answer
64 views

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 update ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
50 views

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, ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
29 views

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 "...
user avatar
  • 11
4 votes
1 answer
697 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 141
5 votes
2 answers
134 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 153
2 votes
1 answer
37 views

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. ...
user avatar
  • 21
1 vote
0 answers
27 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 11
3 votes
2 answers
265 views

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 ...
user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
106 views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
63 views

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 ...
user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
3k views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
368 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
563 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 123
1 vote
2 answers
122 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
430 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 697
2 votes
0 answers
265 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 121
1 vote
1 answer
166 views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
5k views

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,...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
980 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 669
1 vote
0 answers
56 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
28 views

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 ...
user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
2k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 669
2 votes
0 answers
440 views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
33 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 213
1 vote
0 answers
531 views

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, ...
user avatar
  • 186
11 votes
1 answer
12k views

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, ...
user avatar
  • 1,272