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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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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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 ...
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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 a public site store the language in cookies/handle the Accept-Language header? [duplicate]

There's an idea that if one user sends somebody a link, it most likely wants the other user to see the same content in that specific language. And that coincides with the Google recommendations. Does ...
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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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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 ...