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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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Why does user's cookie consent decision affect GA page view counts?

After a modification in our site's cookie consent, percentage of users accepting the GA cookies increased about 40% (before the change: 50% opt-in, after the change: 90% opt-in). EDIT The modification ...
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What requirements exist for a consent-free site?

What are requirements for a consent-free website? One said to me, just cookie-free isn't enough...
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The info logged in my host servers

My website host logs information about users visiting my website such as number of visitors, ip addresses, their browser info, geographical info and all that standard stuff. How is this info collected?...
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Is it normal for revenue to drop heavily when using AdSense default GDPR message?

I turned on Google's AdSense GDPR Consent Message two days ago, and the results have been horrendous. I went with the default, two button message popup as it's straightforward enough. One options ...
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Reasons cookie with samesite=none is not sent?

I have a fairly high traffic service that relies on a samesite=none cookie. I have seen that this cookie is not sent for about 1% of users in a cross domain context. This is the exact case my site ...
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Why is there another _ga_ cookie in my site with unknown ID?

I open my site, open devtool and navigate to the Cookies section in Storage tab. I see that there are three _ga_ cookies: _ga, _ga_XXXXXX1 and _ga_XXXXXX2. XXXXXX1 is indeed my measurement ID, but I ...
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How to disable cookies on my weebly website?

I have a website built with Weebly. It is just a simple static webpage. It seems to me that this kind of site doesn't require any kind of cookie, since there is no user log-in, no preference to be set,...
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Custom "cookie solution" [closed]

I'm working on a website for a client who owns a restaurant. I've just finished developing it and I'm working on the part relating to the privacy policy and related cookies. The cookies used by the ...
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GA4 massive spam spikes from cities in different country

More than a Month now our website has massive spikes in direct traffic. So my thoughts are spam. I discovered a lot of traffic from certain cities, especially Boardman, Montreal, Columbus. What is the ...
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Where to find ga= in Google Analytics 4

Where in GA4 reports do you find the ga=? This is popping up on the end of a lot of my URLs.
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Is it a bad idea to build a webapp that has no user registration? [closed]

I always wondered that why all the websites, web applications out there have a whatever kind of user registration, e.g. email, phone, oauth, etc; I believe that many users don't like email ...
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When cookie consent for Google Analytics 4 in Google Sites will be enhanced to comply with European Union legislation? [duplicate]

In the Settings of a Google Site, it's possible to enable analytics and add Google Analytics 4 using a measurement ID. My concern is about the cookie consent dialog. For people accessing from the ...
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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). ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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'...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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" 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] ...
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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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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 ...
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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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