Questions tagged [cookies]

A small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser.

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Cookie Plus reading cookies on first page load

I'm using Mo'Variables and Cookie Plus to read the current query string on a url. The cookie value doesn't update until a second page load occurs. I can see the cookie value is set correctly in the ...
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CP login impossible when cookie_secure set to 'y' despite SSL certifications in place

I've tried just about every fix one can find searching google and these forums for these issues. (FWIW, SSL is being used for the entire site, both on this relevant subdomain and otherwise, working ...
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Consent Variables - Can set but cannot read…

I am trying to get GDPR type consent to work on an EE5.1 site. The methods are pretty much the same as the examples in the EE5 documentation. Consent cookie is being set OK (I can see it appear in ...
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Disallowed Key Characters error when moving EE website to another server

I want to move an EE 4.3.5 website from a development server to a production server. In this purpose, I have applied the steps presented here in the EE documentation. But, when I want to access the ...
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Where can I find the cookie_consent_module

Where can I find the cookie_consent_module. If I google it and follow the link, it get a 404.
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Disable EE2 cookies

I've like to disable as many cookies as I can for the default EE2 install. The following cookies are being set but with the new GDPR laws I don't want to have to list this in the cookies page so I ...
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Automagically or force logout after 60 seconds

I have an EE3x site that is running User, Cartthrob, Transcribe, CE Cache (there is a lot going on) and I need a way to be able to automagically log-out users after 60 seconds of inactivity. The ...
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Cannot login to CP importing db

I'm using EE v .3.4.4 and have used a dump of the site's live database to keep my development machine in sync from time to time. This has not been a problem in this project until last week. After ...
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Unable to change site multisite EE3

I have a multisite in my project but when I go to the cp and try to switch sites, the page simply refreshes and stays on the default site. When I open incognito in Chrome, login and try this again is ...
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How to stop users being auto logged out after about 3 or 4 hours

Users of our site ( EE 2.9.2 ) are being randomly logged out after 3 or 4 hours. I have checked cookie viewer in chrome and firefox, and “exp_sessionid” and “exp_expiration” are being set correctly ...
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How to set and get cookies in EE 3?

I have found how to set/get browser cookies using older versions of EE (1&2) and can obviously do this also in EE 3 using legacy functions/libraries. How would I do this in EE 3 NOT using legacy ...
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Cookie-free subdomain

I created a subdomain with redirects for my site images at images.domain.com in order to avoid cookies. Based on my read of EE documentation, I should go to Admin / Security and Privacy / Cookie ...
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log in to EE with wildcard subdomains

I have a unique scenario in that I'd like to log into a single EE site but with a wildcard subdomain. for example: dev.example.com staging.example.com fishfood.example.com anything.example.com *....
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Setting expiry length of login cookie

Is there a way to set the expiry time of the login cookie for users on the front end of an EE site? I know there are hidden config variables for user_session_ttl but they don't seem to work if the ...
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How do I automatically switch to a user's language upon first visit while still being able to switch to other languages?

I'm currently working on a project where the website has two languages, Dutch and English. I've set up my root index.php to have Dutch set as default language and an index.php in /en/ is pointing it ...
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MSM specific config settings

Is it possible to only target specific MSM sites, as opposed to all sites. I have two subdomains and a www site using the same MSM installation. Is it possible to share a cookies between sub1....
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Setting a global session cookie path

I'm seeing PHPSESSID set at /members/ when I have $config['cookie_path'] = '' (also tried $config['cookie_path'] = '/'). Shouldn't this config ensure all session cookies are set at the root path? I'...
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User not logged out when browser closed

This is on EE 2.10.1. Website Sessions are set to Cookie Only. $config['sess_expiration'] = 1440; $config['sess_expire_on_close'] = TRUE; phpinfo() reports session.gc_maxlifetime of 1440; User ...
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Response header too large

The response header for one of my pages is too large, some browsers to throw a 500 error, and preventing me from using W3C HTML validation: http://example.com/water-softener-reviews I have a (very ...
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Setting and Getting Cookies

Are there any preferred ways of setting and getting cookies in EE? Whether through an add-on or a PHP snippet? Need to set a location cookie based on user input and get the cookie within my templates....
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after upgrading to EE 2.9.0 any valid user login attempt to CP or front end is not sucessful

I've seen posts like this but I've reached a dead end, can anyone help ? Post upgrade from 2.8.1 to 2.9.0 logging in as front end user: First thing I see is that "S=0" is prefixed before the template ...
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Set Session Timeout on Front End of site

I'm currently working on a site with a small members only section. My client would like to limit session length to 15 minutes. The time limit is for the front end of the site NOT the cp. Is this ...
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XSS vulnerability - malicious cookie value

One of the sites I'm working on was subject to a penetration test and this is one of the items of feedback: I understand the issue in theory however as I've never had to deal with this sort of thing ...
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Not able to log into EE 2.9.0 when Cookie Consent is enable

I've recently updated a site from EE 2.7.3 to 2.9.0. A client has pointed out to me that she can't log into the CP but instead get's the message: This form has expired. Please refresh and try again. ...
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Variable SSL and Cookies

Let's say I have a membership site, and my login page & form are served with SSL: https://mysite.com/member/login. <form action='https://mysite.com' method='post' class='login'> <!-- ...
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Moved EE 2.8.1 to new server cannot log-in [duplicate]

I guess that technically I am not moving to a new server, but rather a new installation to create a dev environment to work on before pushing to prod site. I have followed instructions here several ...
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Cookies failing with EE

I've got the following code working on a static page, but it does not work with EE. Could anyone tell me why? CSS .contentB {display: none;} HTML <div class="contentA"> <h1>Sign ...
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Switching 'views' with a cookie

On a site I'm working on, I've got a lists of projects. These lists have two views: a thumbnail and a text-list view. On each page, there's a button to switch to the other view. I'd like to make that ...
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Can't log out of my site

I can't log out of my site's front end. When I try to do so, I get the following message: The following errors were encountered • You are not authorized to perform this action If I delete my ...
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Login issues on front end - what to do now?

Situation: Expression Engine v2.6.1 - Build Date: 20130506 I have a live server and a dev server. They are identical. The problem On the live site, members cannot login on the front end. I can ...
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exp_flash cookie being set for each channel entry

I have a CE tag that seems to be setting the exp_flash cookie to the entire contents of each entry output within the loop. This leads to an error in chrome, where the header ends up being too large. ...
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unable to access to CP after setting cookie domain

Help! I was just trying to setting the cookie domain inside the CP > Admin > Security and Privacy > Cookie Settins (as explained here Cookie Settings) and now I can't login to the CP admin :( how ...
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although logged in, no access to off line site, EE thinks I am not logged in

Although I am logged in a s superadmin, I do not get access to a site that is offline. Klicking on the site name link, I get To proceed to the URL you have requested, click the link below: http://...
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How to prevent EE and CartThrob setting cookies for anonymous users?

I'm trying to set up Varnish to cache certain static pages on my site for users who have not logged in or added anything to their cart. Basically, Varnish will check whether the user has any cookies ...
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Control Panel Login Timeout issues

I'm on EE 2.7 and clients are complaining of short logout times. I’m forced to re-log into EE within 20-30 minutes of non-usage even though you’ve set the timeout to 8.3 hours. My current ...
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Cartthrob cart isn't properly tracking sessions or cookies/Can't add to cart on Ubuntu 12.04

Our setup We were previously running a load balancer with a 4gb cloud server and 4gb DB server on the Rackspace Cloud. We were using Ubuntu 10.04 + PHP 5.3.2, EE 2.7.2 + Cartthrob 2.4. Everything was ...
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Logged in members - account sharing

Is there a way to see whether a currently logged in user account is being used on more than one machine concurrently? I'm trying to find out whether users are sharing their usernames/passwords, as I ...
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Cookie Consent Module locked me out

I've done something a little silly, I've been trying to put cookie consent module into a site. Somehow I've activated it, but I have no way to accept cookies and I cannot now log into the admin area ...
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Control Panel locking me out after uploads and template changes - says no data

Prolem: I am using ExpressionEngine Core 2.6.1. After I click around the control panel for a bit, sometimes updating templates and sometimes uploading images, I get kicked out. When I get kicked out, ...
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Using Plugin Tags Within Channel Tags

I have a plugin that allows you to set and store cookies using EE tags (so you don't have to enable PHP in your templates). Unfortunately, I can't get the tag to parse the cookie value within a ...
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Incrementing Value in Cookie

I've got Cookie Plus and Mo' Variables installed. I'm trying to set, get and increment a value in a cookie. Here's my test script: {if "{exp:cookie_plus:get name="aa_seq"}" == ""} {exp:cookie_plus:...
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How can I get a site running under MSM (not the 'default_site') to recognise that I'm logged in?

I have a Multi Site Manager set up running 6 sites from a single EE installation. I am trying to troubleshoot a problem on one of the sites and have turned on template debugging but it doesn't get ...
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Keep Getting Logged Out of Control Panel

I keep getting logged out of the control panel while I'm working in it. Under Admin > Security & Privacy > Security and Session Preferences, I have: Control Panel Session Type: Cookies & ...
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EE cookies add leading dot to domain name

Even though I add my domain name without the leading dot in the EE cookies admin panel, the cookies are still served with the leading dot attached. Because of this, they are sent to my subdomains. Any ...
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Cookies appear to ignore subdomain restrictions? (EE1)

Ok, I've got my primary site running EE1 at www.example.com. I've set up a subdomain of static.example.com, from which I want to serve static assets; specifically, files that don't need cookies being ...
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Forum users report being logged out even after checking 'keep logged in'

We are currently running EE 2.5.2 and using the Discussion Forum Module (3.1.8). We have several users who report that they are logged out even when they have checked the 'keep logged in' option. We'...
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EE 1.7.0 cookie and login issue (disallowed key characters)

Quite out of the blue on a client site running 1.7.0, all pages loaded after the initial visit rendered the dreaded "Disallowed Key Characters" message. Upon some investigation, I determined it was ...
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maintain logged-in status across sub-domains?

Is there a way to maintain logged-in status across sub-domains? I've tried adding a cookie prefix in config.php to no avail... not sure what else to try. James
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Remove Cookies Allowed Default EE Message when using Cookie Consent Module

I have recently installed the Cookie Consent Module on a recent EE site build, and have added an allow cookies link (ie. {cookies_allowed_link} ) to a policy banner at the top of the site. My ...
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Display a message on visitors first visit

I am wanting to display a message when a visitor lands on the site for the first time. I don't necessarily want to use browser cookies, but would if thats the only solution. Ideally, would I be ...