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  • Resolved Ate Up With Motor

    (@ate-up-with-motor)


    Is the parameter set by the refresh (?cookie-change-state=n) user-specific? Is it stored in the acceptance cookie?

    If so, that’s a huge problem because it means the plugin is sending personally identifying information to Google Analytics in violation of their Terms of Service. (It’s also made a mess of my analytics results, which I just realized and now have to clean up.)

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  • Plugin Author PascalBajorat

    (@pascalbajorat)

    That is not user specific, it’s to force a reload and prevent browsers and WP from using cached files (n=timestamp).

    You can also disable this refresh by setting up the following code in your functions.php:

    add_filter('gag-onstatuschange', function(){
        return  'function(){}';
    });
    Ate Up With Motor

    (@ate-up-with-motor)

    I don’t object to the refresh so it won’t mess with WP Super Cache, but I’m concerned if that value is stored in the consent cookie, which could be used to identify the user in a way that violates Google Analytics TOS.

    (I set up a filter in Google Analytics to strip parameters from URLs, but I can’t retroactively edit it.)

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