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W3Cache: removal of w3tc_referrer cookie (4 posts)

  1. al2010
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Following the new laws in Europe governing website cookies, I have been trying to make my site compliant. I have noticed that w3cache downloads a cookie called w3tc_referrer.

    Is there anyway of stopping this cookie from downloading or gaining a user's consent before doing so? If so, how and what would be the effect on the cache functioning?

    I have seen one similar question but found no answer. This issue will affect a lot of w3cache users as by law a user's consent now need to be gained before downloading a cookie right across Europe.

    The plugin 'Cookie control' is being used by alot of people to gain user consent. It would be fantatic if w3cache could be made to work with this.

    Any help would be appreciated - and long live the EU!

  2. al2010
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I found the link that I mentioned. Mr T says 'In the case where referrer isn't set. W3TC sets a cookie so it can ensure the correct user experience'.

    Does anyone know how to set the referrer or otherwise get rid of the cookie?

    If I can't do it I will have to use another cache to comply with the new law. Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-w3-total-cache-add-stuff-to-your-web-site-server-header?replies=8

  3. taeke
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Looking for the same answer!

  4. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The next release doesn't drop the cookie no matter what. Sorry to the EU folks, fix coming soon.

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