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Questions tagged [cookies]

For questions about the cookies that SE (or its affiliates) sends to your web browser.

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Clicking on the synonym tag throws error page about cookies (with custom question lists enabled)

In the Tag Synonyms page, if I clicked on any of the tag under the Synonym section, it throws the following error page. For example: duplicates. The error message in plain text as: The page isn’t ...
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Session-only consent cookie leads to annoyance

When I visit a SE site which I haven't joined, I get the notification at the bottom of the page: This site uses cookies to deliver our services and to show you relevant ads and job listings. By ...
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What forced a sign off of my Stack Exchange account?

I was just bouncing around the various Stack Exchange communities and upon going to upvote a question I discovered I'd randomly been logged out! I know that cookies expire, but I'm not accustomed to ...
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Can I have my flair without the cookie, please?

Even though I would like so, I refrain from adding a flair link on my personal web site because solely serving the PNG flair image file already places a third party prov cookie on the computer of my ...
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How do I opt out of cookies?

In the new Stack Exchange Cookie Policy: If you don’t want Stack Overflow to use cookies when you visit the Stack Overflow network of sites, you can opt-out of certain cookie related processing ...
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How does one Stack Exchange site know that I'm logged in to the other?

Here's what I did: Completely cleared my browser of all cookies Open a new browser window in Incognito mode Navigate to askubuntu.com and log in Open a new tab and navigate to stackoverflow.com On ...
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Add cookie blocks to the IP-based spam-blocking system

Note: Not a duplicate of Please don't use a spam filter based on IP address. That proposes that we stop blocking IPs; this one suggests implementing an additional feature while keeping the ...
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Why does Stack Overflow (and possibly other stacks) have cookies which expire in 2055?

Personally, I just want to know for what purpose they're used for.
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For a new account with an existing login, cookie requirement lacking action method [duplicate]

I had an account on a Stack Exchange site, not Law or Meta. I wanted to post on Law, so I had to confirm and create a new account with the existing login. Clarification: My browser was and is set to ...
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Do Stack Exchange websites use cookies?

Does Stack Exchange use cookies? If so, how do they comply with the European cookie law?
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What is a “Cookie” in Stack Exchange?

It was suggested that I should delete my "cookies" to solve a problem I have been having with my account. What's a cookie, in the context of Stack Exchange?
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Wrong message displayed when logging in using Google account [duplicate]

If you have never logged in to Google, for example when you install a new browser (specifically, if no Google cookies are set), and you try to log in to a Stack Exchange site using your Google account,...
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StackExchange cookies are not set to secure and can leak when visiting http://… links

When I visit a SE site via plain http (such as http://meta.photo.stackexchange.com), I appear as logged in, so it means that the cookies were not set to secure (when I used other SE sites through ...
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How long does an unregistered user's cookie remain valid?

I was looking at profile of a user who is currently unregistered but has been using Stack Exchange communities since 27th June 2016. I was wondering how does Stack Exchange keep track of ...
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Business SE page exposes personal details after submitting a custom campaign web form

I've filled this form and I've got the 'Thank you' confirmation page. Then each time when I'm revisiting the form, all the old form data is still there. So clicking 'Talk to an expert' each time ...
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Are persistent cookies being used to log us into the sites?

If I close the browser and then opening it again and enter a Stack Exchange site, I am straightaway logged in. Are persistent cookies being used to achieve that? If yes when is there a default time ...
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Why is the default view always redirecting me to the popular tab?

If I'm not mistaken, my last tab and view was remembered when I was visiting stackoverflow.com. At the moment no matter what I do if I click on the main logo or just type the address it redirects me ...
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Facebook cookies in linked profile pictures

The author's linked picture triggers an update of 6 Facebook cookies when I access the page. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/31801791/migrate-the-system-from-rdbms-to-nosql I don't want to be ...
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Can third-party sites identify me based on StackExchange cookies?

One aspect of the StackExchange privacy policy remains unclear to me: Do cookies and/or local shared objects (LSO) originating from a StackExchange site visit contain personal information (name, e-...
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Stack Overflow login (or other OpenID sites) - without accepting cookies from not visited 3rd party sites?

The login to Stack Exchange sites on Firefox only possible if you allow cookies from "not visited 3rd party sites". That's not so nice I think, because normally you won't ever accept cookies from ...
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sstatic.net is getting cookies even though it says cookieless

https://cdn.sstatic.net/ says it is a cookieless domain, but according to muMatrix sstatic.net is requesting 2 cookies
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Why does sstatic.net serve cookies?

According to sstatic.net: This is a fast, cookieless domain intended for static content delivered to the Stack Exchange family of websites However, all responses from the server set a cookie ...
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What is the IAmHappyWhereIAm cookie set by careers.stackoverflow.com?

I was just inspecting what cookies are set on StackOverflow (you know, as you do) and one in particular caught my eye: Name Value Domain Path Expires ------------...
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Cookies and JavaScript for teststackoverflow.com — legitimate?

Can someone authoritative explain what the cookies that teststackoverflow.com wants to set are for (tracking — I know, but tracking what, and what's wrong with the regular stackoverflow.com and is ...
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Stack Overflow login is very complicated without third-party cookies and NoScript

I try to login with OpenID (stackexchange.com provider) with third-party cookies disabled and NoScript (with sane setup: always allow main domain). First you need to click two times "temporary allow ...
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Logged out, but still logged in?(not duplicate as answer for that duplicate is not my issue) [duplicate]

I found this question and still asking this again since I have clicked 'logout' button properly.(Two times, on top once and then the logout button appeared after this). After all these, I just clicked ...
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Logging in to stack sites requires full login process

Whenever I try to go to a new stack site, and choose "Stack Exchange" there with google and whatever else, it autopopulates my Username and PW. When I press enter, it says "Invalid email address". ...
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Stack Overflow requires cookies for authentication — are your browser cookies enabled for this domain?

When I try to use Firefox to create an account on Stack Overflow, it told me that "Stack Overflow requires cookies for authentication -- are your browser cookies enabled for this domain?" It works ...
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How do I log out of Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange without having to clear the cookies? [closed]

I see that this question is asked over and over again. I made a point to use Stack Exchange rather than Facebook or Gmail to login, as I recently had to do some major annoying stuff to keep Spotify ...
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New user experience in IE ends at “third-party cookies” [duplicate]

When you are new user trying to ask your first question, you'll get stuck after 5 steps: Go to http://stackoverflow.com Click ask a question Click click here to sign up Wait +/- 15 seconds Enter a ...
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Suspicious Login - Please try later [duplicate]

When I am trying to login to Stack Overflow, I am frequently getting the following error: Suspicious Login - Please try later. Till I delete all the cookies and temp files I am not able to log in....
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Can't log into StackExchange sites after importing cookies into browser (cookies not portable)

When switching from Chrome to Firefox I accepted FF's offer to import my Chrome cookies. (This was stable/release versions of Chrome 24 and Firefox 18 or 19 on Win7.) After this I found that I could ...
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Keep getting logged out, just from SO

I have seen these previous issues: Keep getting logged out of StackOverflow today Keep getting logged out of Chrome dev Why do I keep getting logged out of SO and sister sites? These were all back ...
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Login problem in stackoverflow in chrome as “Third Party Cookies Appear To Be Disabled”

There are lots of question related the same. But none of them helped me to get rid of this error “Third Party Cookies Appear To Be Disabled”. I get the answer as my sytem time is wrong from that ...
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Accepting an answer after cookie removal

I just found this unlikely situation. I posed a question. Subsequently I had to remove cookies from my browser. Went back to accept the answer, but even though I was logged in the page thought that ...
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Login with cookies disabled

When I try to log in with cookies disabled, the OpenID login page shows a link to log in manually. Third Party Cookies Appear To Be Disabled You can continue and log in manually however. ...
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Can't logout from the site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't log out of the Stack Exchange network. How do I logout from this site? There is no logout button, when I delete my cookies they keep coming back! How can I logout?...
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Getting “Third Party Cookies Appear To Be Disabled” in Google Chrome

I am using a Stack Exchange account to log in at Stack Overflow. But every time I try to log in using Chrome, it always shows "Third Party Cookies Appear To Be Disabled". I have read: "Third ...
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European Cookies Law Questions: Too Localised?

What's the general thought around questions relating to the European cookies law and how to implement it e.g. Cookies Consent Law. Setting aside issues of 'Is insert piece of code a legal way to ...
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How does Stack Exchange's authorization works [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does SO's new auto-login feature work? After logging with an 3rd party account (facebook, google, ...), how does Stack Exchange Network save credentials? I signed up ...
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Why does registration require third-party cookies to be enabled?

In registering for this site, I was told I could not register unless I enabled third-party cookies. I can think of no good reason why a site should require third-party cookies and, therefore, I do ...
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What technique does Stack Overflow use to keep unsaved form data even after closing the page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the details/implementation of the draft feature? I noticed that even after closing the Stack Overflow page, the unsaved question data is preserved. Cookies? Local ...
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Stack Exchange and third party cookies

I tried to log on for advice on increasing my computer's security. Using Firebug, I had discovered a one pixel "image" which caused my Mac to be studied by 2o7.net. I've since learned a bit more about ...
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Your login data seems too old; please log in to any Stack Exchange site, possibly logging out before. when trying to login to chat

I use claimid, and I have not been able to login to chat in the past couple of days due to this message. I tried Logging out and in again Logging out from SE, then from claim id, then login again ...
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“Third Party Cookies Appear To Be Disabled” When trying to login

When trying to login / create account to http://android.stackexchange.com I came across this: I do seem to have them enabled (mind the spanish). I am on a Windows machine. Using chrome 13.0.782.112 ...
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Where does StackOverflow store login information on my computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does SO's new auto-login feature work? I've noticed that, even after I delete all cookies, Firefox Cache, Flash cache, etc. StackOverflow still knows who I am and ...
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Why not have one login to all stack subdomains?

Hello guys, Whenever i visit a new stack subdomain website, i have to re-register with my google open id. Why not have one login for all sites, that way it wouldn't have to keep re-asking me for my ...
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unable to login to my old stackoverflow account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can one link/merge/combine/associate two accounts/users? (Anonymous/unregistered/cookie or OpenID/registered) I have been having stackoverflow account for more than 2 ...
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What are cookie-based accounts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why should I register my account? Can I has faq about cookie-based vs. registered accounts? I can't find any faq-taged questions which deal with the difference between cookie-...
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Error when creating ID for english.stackexchange.com [closed]

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. ...