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Cookie free website?! 5 days 23 hours ago #11424

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Hi,
I use the Dallas Template and was wondering if is possible to create a cookie free website.

I ran cookie-checker.com and it tells me that I have one local cookie and showed me this:

Key: c86f03fce2bfadc613896daafa360037
Value: qsus9shi9c8gusi8e8fi1j...
Valid up to: 01-01-1970

What is the cookie used for? So that I can stay logged in when editing in SP Page Builder?
Or is it possible to remove the cookie?

Thanks for your help!
Sam
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Cookie free website?! 4 days 40 minutes ago #11476

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Hi Sam,

I think the above is default Joomla session that is created the very first time you visit the site (as a guest or as a logged in user).

I don't think this can be removed/dsiabled. Consider reading this one: www.joomla.org/about-joomla/the-project/...tory-compliance.html

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Cookie free website?! 3 days 19 hours ago #11500

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Hi Chetan,

thanks for your help. I didn't set any session cookie and didn't alter the cookie settings. Is there a cookie by default?

Here is the link to my website again: t1p.de/lutv

Also do you know how to find out what the cookie actually is for and what it does? I would like to include that information in my privacy policy.

Thanks for your help!
Sam
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Cookie free website?! 3 days 19 hours ago #11503

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Sam,

This is by default. Yes.
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Cookie free website?! 3 days 3 hours ago #11552

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Ok,
can you tell me what the cookie does?
Do you know if it collects any personal data?
Thanks, Sam
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Cookie free website?! 3 days 1 hour ago #11562

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Sam,

please read: www.joomla.org/about-joomla/the-project/...tory-compliance.html this should answer your questions.

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Cookie free website?! 3 days 58 minutes ago #11565

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Hi Chetan,

I've read that before but it didn't really give me an answer. At least not one that's specific enough. Thanks for sharing though. :)
So I did some research and found a pretty good explaination about the cookie.
Unfortunatley it is a German website. I will share it anyway just in case someone speaks German.
www.andrehotzler.de/de/blog/technology/5...ne-datenquellen.html

Cheers, Sam
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Cookie free website?! 3 days 57 minutes ago #11566

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Got it. Well, I am not the expert on the area either.

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Cookie free website?! 3 days 48 minutes ago #11568

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No worries! I'm really greatful for your help. :)

The article basically says that joomla uses the session cookie to log the language and login status. Also the contact form can only be used if a session cookie is saved. Apparently that way spam can be reduced because many bots can't process cookies.
The article also says that each session gets a randomized id and the cookie will be deleted once the browser is closed. I also does not track or store the IP or any other personal information.

Cheers, Sam
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Cookie free website?! 2 days 13 hours ago #11613

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Hi,

Thanks for your letting us know about the details.
Now that the issue is resolved we will close this, if you have any other query then you can easily open a new forum link.

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