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cs
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Hi,

on some sites using Typesetter a "cookie_cmd" appears, which is somehow empty. Does anyone know  what this is about and/or how to get rid of it. Is this cookie subject to DSGVO?

 

Thanks CS

1 year ago#11045

juergen
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The 'cookie_cmd' cookie is used to remember form post data in cases where a page needs a reload/redirect (via JS).
It actually shouldn't survive but get deleted immediately upon the page reload, but there may be cases where this doesn't work (see Josh's comment here)

AFAIK it will only be set in the admin part (for logged-in users) but I'm not completely certain about it.

Although it does not store any personal data, from the GDPR ( DSGVO) perspective, that's nothing a visitor would have to check.
Since the cookie contains 'cryptic stuff' such as the post nonce – which is quite a long random hash – the visitor cannot know what this value actually stands for, what it stores and if it can be used to track him.

Therefore, if the cookie persists I'd mention it in your data privacy statement, just to be on the safe side.

But you could also check if it's actually getting set without logging in or if there are any JavaScript errors that might prevent the deletion of the cookie.

1 year ago#11046

cs
80 Posts

Hi J├╝rgen,

thanks for the fast reply. No, couldn't find any JS errors. But even when calling your site ("Typesetter Addons") the cookie appears (even without any login)...

Thanks CS

1 year ago#11047

juergen
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But even when calling your site ("Typesetter Addons") the cookie appears …

Funnily, I do not. At least I cannot see it in the web storage of any browser. Maybe because it gets deletetd immediately.
How do you check it?

… (even without any login)

Well, I hope so :-)

1 year ago#11048

cs
80 Posts

using Chrome Browser, see attached screenshot.

/cs

1 year ago#11051

juergen
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Ah, I see. Well, this info panel shows which cookies are and were set.

So, cookie_cmd was set but it's also already deleted (see it's content and invalidation date).

The Developer Tools are better suited to see which cookies actually exist.

1 year ago#11052

cs
80 Posts

ah, ok, thanks for this info!

You'll never stop learning-and that's good!!!-

/cs

1 year ago#11053

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