I wanted to look something up about the company and the About link took me to the new marketing site for Stack Overflow. I got the cookie privacy notice and it initially appeared as it's supposed to. However, when I clicked "Customize settings", everything broke:

The Manage Consent Preferences box is too wide, is missing it's background, and seems to behind the vignetting instead of in front. Also, the initial cookie notice is still visible.

The vignetting seems to be on top of everything as no buttons or links are clickable. The only way to do anything was to refresh the page.

I was able to reproduce this on macOS 11.6 (Big Sur) in:

  • Firefox Version 98.0.1 (64-bit)
  • Chrome Version 100.0.4896.60 (Official Build) (x86_64)
  • Safari Version 14.1.2 (16611.
  • Opera Version:85.0.4341.39 (x86_64)

I do also have access to a Windows machine if you want me to test there as well, but this doesn't seem to be browser-specific.

  • Reproduced in Firefox 98.0.2 (64-bit) Windows 10. Apr 3, 2022 at 11:35
  • Perhaps, you can contact the staff using the contact page regarding this. Apr 3, 2022 at 11:36
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    @RandomPerson I think they want us using Meta for bug reports like this. The timing was unfortunate with April Fool's Day taking most people's attention but now that it's a new work week maybe this point will get more eyes on it.
    – BSMP
    Apr 4, 2022 at 17:24

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This appears to have been fixed.

I don't know if it was fixed by fixing other problems but the Cookie Settings modal now appears correctly, with the all the buttons working properly.

Checked on both my Windows and MacOS machines in Edge, Firefox, and Chrome.

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    Yep, I raised this issue internally when I noticed it myself (before I saw this MSE post just now), and the person I informed responded to let me know that it had been fixed. (Another staff member may leave a comment or answer here with more details if there are any to provide.)
    – V2Blast
    Apr 8, 2022 at 1:55
  • @V2Blast Thanks! I'll wait a while to see if that happens (I'll accept a staff member's answer if they leave one), otherwise I'll just accept my own in a couple of days.
    – BSMP
    Apr 8, 2022 at 2:20
  • @V2Blast looks like no staff member gave more details Sep 17, 2022 at 16:53

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