What is a content cookie?

Discussion in 'HTML' started by me, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. me

    me Guest

    Hi, the faq and user manuals for privoxy refer to content cookies,
    specically in the faq:
    ===
    "Content cookies" (those that are embedded in the actual HTML or JS page
    content, see filter{content-cookies}), in an SSL
    transaction will be impossible to block under these conditions.
    Fortunately, this does not seem to be a very common scenario since most
    cookies come by traditional means.
    ===
    did a search but rather surprised not to find an explanation. I guess
    that JS can read/set cookies within the browser so that's probably a
    content cookie (is that right?) but .. a cookie embedded in actual HTML?
    How does that work? I thought the only other place they could be was in
    headers. Could someone give an example, I'd really appreciate it.

    thanks

    jan
    me, Mar 17, 2008
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  2. me wrote:

    > I guess that JS can read/set cookies within the browser so that's
    > probably a content cookie (is that right?)


    Seems like a prixovy-specific term.

    > but .. a cookie embedded in actual HTML?


    <p onclick="document.cookie='foo=bar';">

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    Toby A Inkster, Mar 18, 2008
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