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According to GDPR, strictly necessary cookies could be set in case they are required for website to work properly. Also, not all cookies are considered private data, for example a cookie to store visitor setting on the website, language or cart can be set without user consent.

Cookie-Script now allows you to list those cookies and they will not be deleted when page loads (before user agreed to Cookie Policy). A new option is implemented for that: Functional cookies

Simply list all your functional cookies comma separated, for example: 

_gid,sid,session

 

Regular expression usage

Some systems session cookies do not have a certain name, instead cookie names are generated randomly, like a hash value, ex: 3c70b445f566758848ec319708ce2e05 (32 symbols of alphanumeric characters).

For that we have implemented regular expression match functionality, which means you can use a regular expression for cookie name and Cookie-Script will also not delete any cookies that match regular expression.

Here is an example of same "Functional cookies" option in this case:

cart, /^[a-f0-9]{32}$/i, language

In this example 3 cookies are considered strictly necessary and will not be deleted by Cookie-Script:

  1. cookie named cart
  2. cookie with any name that has 32 symbols of 0-9 and a-f (hash-like value)
  3. cookie named language

You can use this regular expression to keep hash-like cookie names: /^[a-f0-9]{32}$/i

For other types of random generated cookie names you can build your own regular expressions.

Note: Regular expression has to start with a "/" symbol