Opening the Stack Exchange chat help page, I pass all of the tests up to, but not including, "Test 5: Storage".

I'm using the beta version of Chrome, 13.0.782.112 beta-m, and I can't figure out why it's not connecting.


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You need to enable third-party cookies. Options -> Settings -> Advanced (at the bottom) -> Content Settings -> Cookies, select "Allow local data to be set" and either uncheck "Block third-party cookies and site data" or add exceptions for the relevant sites (I think [*.]sstatic.net, [*.]stackoverflow.com, and [*.]stackexchange.com).

Chrome currently has no way to allow all first-party cookies and block all third-party cookies except for exceptions. This is extremely annoying. I want to allow all first-party cookies and allow third-party only for stackauth.com, myself; I use no other sites that require them. This has been fixed.

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    have you suggested this as a feature for the Chrome team on their bugzilla? that is, third party cookie exception lists? Aug 11, 2011 at 4:36
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    Google ignores all my bug reports, including serious privacy issues in Calendar, but here it is: code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=92481. Everyone star it :P
    – user154510
    Aug 11, 2011 at 15:00

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