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 2:49 am on Jun 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

I have an issue with this but to maintain my seal of certification I have to "fix" this in 72 hours. I host with GoDaddy and i set up site scanning through them. It looks for vulnerabilitys and malware etc. One of the issues it had was that I had Joomla set up and it did not like that so I uninstalled. The last issue I have to resolve is that my website uses http cookies. I am very new at this and I can't find an option in my web software to remove them. Can anyone tell me how to remove them through HTML code? Thanks in advance!



 5:54 am on Jun 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

This sounds like an over-zealous scanning report. Cookies are a common practice. Although they can be abused in terms of privacy, there's nothing inherently malicious or dangerous about them.

Many common blog, CMS, and shopping cart scripts rely on cookies, so if you have such a script on your site you can pretty much assume that's the source. And, if so, you're pretty much stuck with cookies as long as you use that script.

On the whole, I'd ignore the warning.


 3:42 pm on Jun 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

The last issue I have to resolve is that my website uses http cookies.

Is it because the site uses cookies or is it reliant on cookies to function properly? The two conditions are very different, and I can't think of a reasonable certification seal that would disallow cookies entirely. What seal is it? Does it have documentation? You'll probably find the answer in the documentation for the seal.


 6:16 pm on Jun 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

OK thanks for the replies. There is a way to fight it so I will see if they will allow me to keep them. I have a shout box on my testimonials page. No shopping cart yet but plan too down the road. It is GoDaddys site scanner at https://www.websiteprotection.com/ hopefully they say its ok and not give me a hard time. Thanks again.


 9:14 pm on Jun 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

OK, I sent in a dispute and they removed the warning from my list. Thanks for the help!

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