I visit Stack Overflow on my phone several times a week, and it seems like about once a week (maybe more?) I get this cookie banner.

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I make my selections, and expect the site to remember them. A week later, the prompt will show up again, and nag me for my selections over and over again.

This is all from the same browser, same device, same account, etc. I don’t log off or anything. How do I make this site remember my cookie choices for good?

These are my cookie settings, I don’t have “block all cookies” enabled, so I’m not sure what could be causing this.

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    Have you checked your browser to make sure it's not automatically clearing site cookies/data at some times? It's possible to have your browser auto-clear such things in many/most browsers under various conditions. Clearing that information would definitely cause this sort of problem.
    – Makyen
    Mar 9 at 20:16
  • As of the looks of your screenshot, it has something to do with the safari settings that you have set.
    – Rishon_JR
    Mar 10 at 8:38
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    If you're using the extension DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials then it imposes a maximum of 7 day expiration limit on first party cookies. Such a cookie holds the consent details and is normally set to expire after a year but with DDG PE it expires in a week. Unfortunately, I don't think you can disable just this behaviour. You can either turn protection off for a site (extension still works everywhere else) or disable the extension everywhere.
    – VLAZ
    Mar 12 at 9:26
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    I can confirm the same issue on Firefox and Brave, that too multiple times a day. It's super frustrating cause SO is the only site with this issue (not sure about Stack Exchange sites). For context, Clear cookies and site data when you close all windows is disabled in both the browsers. Mar 15 at 18:50


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