I get this error:

English Language and Usage - Stack Exchange requires cookies for authentication -- are your browser cookies enabled for this domain?

I'm sure that my Cookies are always enabled.

Is this happening to everyone, or is it just me?

  • What browser? What version of that browser? Oct 14 '10 at 20:02
  • @rrchern Google chrome 6
    – Trufa
    Oct 14 '10 at 21:50
  • same thing happening to me on electronics.stackexchange...using firefox 3.6.15 with Permit Cookies add-on but have allowed the domain. works on all the other sites
    – jacobsee
    Mar 21 '11 at 19:44
  • @jacobsee: Just in case, this is solved for me.
    – Trufa
    Mar 22 '11 at 0:45
  • thanks...just went over to electronics and i'm just logged in. not sure what was happening before!
    – jacobsee
    Mar 23 '11 at 19:58

I've had the same problem when logging into new Stack Exchange sites with a Google account that's already associated with existing Stack Exchange sites.

The solution is not to refresh the page giving the error. But to close the tab/window containing the error message then re-visit the new Stack Exchange site in a new tab/window. A JavaScript "Welcome Back" notification at the top of the screen should slide down after a few seconds.

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