Support » Plugin: Digg Digg » Digg Digg contains 3rd Party cookies

  • debutcreate


    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, 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?

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  • mkyong


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



    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.




    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:

    Full URL for this is:

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

        	wp_register_script('dd_sharethis_js', '');

    If I don’t need it.

    Thanks in advance!

    Currently I’ve just commented block of code in file “..\wp-content\plugins\digg-digg\include\dd-helper.php”:

    //output to footer
     wp_register_script('dd_sharethis_js', '');

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

    I also discovered this when using:

    It seems that the “” 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.

    Just comment lines as I’ve described above. And now everything is fine 🙂

    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.

    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,

    Does this still work?

    Which version do you use?
    with Twitter, FB like, and Google+ on seems ok (checked using

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