In version 1.1 of the cookie-cat plugin there is some new code that enables you to download a cc_mapping.xml file tailored to your website.
- From the dashboard choose oik options > cookie cat
- Click on the Load XML button. A temporary XML file will be loaded for your active plugins.
- Check the ‘Use temp XML file?’ checkbox and click on Redisplay.
The cookie catalog may change.
- Check the “Show browser cookies” checkbox and click on Redisplay.
If there are any “unknown” cookies then please Contact cookie-cat
- Click on the Save XML button to update the Latest XML file to the Latest loaded.
- The next time the [cookies] shortcode is invoked the table will list the most recent data.
What happens in the server?
Each request that comes to the cookie-cat server is handled individually. The server works similarly to WordPress.org when it’s checking for plugin updates. The information that is passed by your website includes the list of active plugins, the currently active browser cookie names (names only, no data) and your web address.
In order to be able to “predict” the cookies your website may use we need to create the mapping of cookies to plugins. So, for each new plugin we see we create a “Pending” plugin. Currently we also create a “Private” log of the request.
What happens next?
Every now and then we analyse the “Pending” plugins and attempt to determine the cookies that may be delivered to your users by attempting to match the active plugins to the cookies.
It’s a laborious task. But if has to be done in order for the service to be of real value.
How can you help?
Whenever you see an “unknown” cookie, please let us know. Contact cookie-cat