April 9th, 2003, 04:39 AM
Cookies and IE...
I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this but as it's kinda related to security and non of the other catagories here it is...
My website uses a very simple cookie to only display the splash screen that the website owners insisted on (yes I know they're annoying) once every 14 days or if the splash screen has been changed.
If its a simple matter of setting up something on the server to state that no personal information is stored and it's just a measure to remove the annoyance of a splash screen every time they visit then I'd like to know if anyone knows how to do that...
Thanks in advance,
April 14th, 2003, 12:48 AM
The main reason that would appear is if the cookie is being set by a server which is different to the domain name of the page requested. IE, if i have a site (eg. www.mydomain.com) using frames with an advert in one from. Now the advert frame has a page from my made up company NetAdsNow, address of www.netadsnow.fake/advert.html. Now say if that page tries to set a cookie the browser will block it since its from netadsnow.fake and not from mydomain.com. Are you doing anything like that at all?
April 14th, 2003, 04:30 AM
Yes at the moment the domain is using masking via frames to point to the webspace. However I was just about to change the dns records to point to the IP of the server instead, so would this rectify the problem? Or do I have to set up a P3P privacy profile too?
April 14th, 2003, 04:58 AM
If the cookie comes from the same domain name as the rest of the site you wont have any issues. Until that happens you will have problems.
April 14th, 2003, 05:07 AM
I see, ok then thanks for all your help.