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  • I am using WordPress, for a website not a blog, and at the moment a PHPSESSID cookie is placed when a page is loaded. I have installed the plug-in (Cookie Control) but this does not prevent the cookie being downloaded before a visitor’s permission is obtained.

    As log-in is not required for my site a simpler way would be for me to remove the PHPSESSID cookie at source. Is this possible?

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  • Hi James,

    You mention 2 sites that automatically download the PHPSESSID – do they have shopping carts?

    I tried disabling this cookie from my browser control and the shopping cart didn’t work. As I understand it, cookies that enable the shopping cart are exempted from the new laws and deemed ‘essential’. I have updated the privacy policy to show this cookie and explained that it’s essential for the shopping cart to function. Hoping that this will be enough as I have removed the Cookie Control plug-in – it’s very annoying. The PHPSESSID cookie is the only cookie that shows on the site when I do a ‘cookie audit’ so it should be ok.


    Sadly no. Neither are ecommerce enabled or fancy in any way which makes it more of a mystery. In many ways they are almost identical to other sites I have on the same server which don’t install cookies so I am at a loss.

    All I really need to do is identify this cookie and detail it but because it is such a vague one I cant find anything useful 🙁

    thanks for replying!

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