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faq:cookies

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Cookies

:?: I want to comply with the EU Cookie Law and need to know what kind of cookies DokuWiki uses?

:!: A default installation of DokuWiki sets three cookies. But be aware that plugins can set their own cookies!

DW<hash>

Used for authentication after login. This holds the necessary data to (re)login a previously authenticated user.

  • Importance: necessary for anyone who needs to log in
  • Typical content: encrypted username and password
  • Expires: in a year 1)

DOKU_PREFS

Used for remembering helpful user preferences, like the size of the editor textarea.

  • Importance: functional
  • Typical content: name/value pairs in plain text
  • Expires: in a year

DokuWiki

The standard PHP session identifier. Used to hold temporary data and to avoid CSRF attacks.

  • Importance: necessary
  • Typical content: random ID
  • Expires: at the end of the browser session
1) if “Remember me” was checked when logging in, otherwise: at the end of the browser session
faq/cookies.txt · Last modified: 2016-07-31 14:26 by ach