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Digg Digg contains 3rd Party cookies (11 posts)

  1. debutcreate
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I downloaded and used Digg on three of our WP sites and noticed after a few weeks that the site were very slow to load.

    We noticed that the site was trying to access b.scorcardresearch.com, a site we had no knowledge of.

    After hours of investigation and setting our Chrome browser to block all 3rd party cookies, we discovered that these were being action by the Digg Digg plugin. We removed it and the cookies disappeared.

    Is this normal practice? We haven't had any issues with other plugins working in this way.

    For the record, the plugin wasn't just sending information to b.scorecardresearch but in some instances on our sites and other instances of this on friend's site, 12 or so different market research sites.

    Can anyone shed any light on this?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/digg-digg/

  2. mkyong
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi debutcreate,

    I'm the diggdigg owner, your statement is too strong! Digg Digg is never cooperate with any other marketing companies nor install any 3rd party cookies on any site.

    DiggDigg is free and only doing integration works, for example, if you selected twitter, then it will output the twitter button javascript from official twitter website, no extra stuff.

    I suspect the scorecardresearch.com is installed by one of your selected button, try to identify which button (disable one by one and test it).

  3. debutcreate
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi mkyong,

    Thanks for clearing this up and sorry my post came across too strong, it wasn't intended.

    We've disabled the plugin and removed it now, which was a shame as it did what we need, it was just the issues we had with the 3rd party cookies.

    If you find out which one it is, all though it may be more than one, it might be worth warning users.

    I'm using a plugin now that doesn't include Digg, Reddit, TweetMeme, StumbleUpon and Delicious so the issue could be with one or all of those.

    Steve

  4. ZehrGut
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi!
    Currently I use twitter, facebook, google +1 buttons only. And the problem is here also. I have 3rd party cookies also.

    Google page speed online says:
    Remove the following redirect chain if possible:

    http://b.scorecardresearch.com/b?...
        http://b.scorecardresearch.com/b2?...

    Full URL for this is:

    http://b.scorecardresearch.com/b?c1=7&c2=8097938&rn=17689949&c7=http%3A%2F%2Fseg.sharethis.com%2FgetSegment.php%3Fpurl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252F__MY_SITE_URL_HERE__%26jsref%3D%26rnd%3D1316723942556&c3=8097938&c8=ShareThis%20Segmenter&c9=http%3A%2F%2F__MY_SITE_URL_HERE__&cv=2.2&cs=js

    So we see sharethis.com here and it in html code also.
    As far as I understand You use sharethis.com for button "Email". But it would be nice to disable:

    wp_deregister_script('dd_sharethis_js');
        	wp_register_script('dd_sharethis_js', 'http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js');
    		wp_enqueue_script('dd_sharethis_js','http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js',array('sharethis'),'1.0.0',true);

    If I don't need it.

    Thanks in advance!

  5. ZehrGut
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi!
    Currently I've just commented block of code in file "..\wp-content\plugins\digg-digg\include\dd-helper.php":

    //output to footer
    /*
    wp_deregister_script('dd_sharethis_js');
     wp_register_script('dd_sharethis_js', 'http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js');
    wp_enqueue_script('dd_sharethis_js','http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js',array('sharethis'),'1.0.0',true);
    */

    And now there are no any of sharethis or scorecardresearch cookies.

  6. hm2k
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I also discovered this when using: http://www.webpagetest.org/

    It seems that the "b.scorecardresearch.com" URL is invoked by the sharethis javascript which is always included by the DiggDigg plugin.

    I can't see any reason why DiggDigg would need a third party javascript.

    I don't even have or use an "email" button on my pages, so I can't see why it's loaded at all.

    Like the above, I am likely to comment this out.

  7. ZehrGut
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just comment lines as I've described above. And now everything is fine :)

  8. Wired Goons
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have the same issues with the amount of 3rd party cookies being loaded along with all the external javascript.

    For security reasons and to save +5 seconds in page load time I have disabled digg digg and I will remove it.

    I suggest everyone do likewise, this is not built with good coding practices and you're needlessly loading additional data and potentially causing privacy issues.

  9. georgynjoseph
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks a ton ZehrGut. The whole sharehtis code was gone by commenting those lines.

    I use DiggDigg (without the email button) and was surprised to see sharethis js codes in my pagesource. searched a lot on template files, never was d call to sharethis found.

    So digg-digg was the culprit! anyway got rid of this sharethis-diggdigg connection. Apart from this, i think digg-digg is really coool!

    Thanks again,
    Georgy

  10. rick4him
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Does this still work?

  11. siprof
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Which version do you use?
    with Twitter, FB like, and Google+ on seems ok (checked using http://www.webpagetest.org/)

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