Questions tagged [cookies]
For questions about the cookies that SE (or its affiliates) sends to your web browser.
How do I permanently set my cookie preferences?
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. I make my selections, and expect the site to remember them. A week ...
Strictly Necessary cookies text: "then" not grammatically correct
When customizing cookie settings, the following is shown under Strictly Necessary (click for bigger/sharper image): These cookies are necessary for our website to function properly and cannot be ...
We've added a "Necessary cookies only" option to the cookie consent popup
We’ve added a “Necessary cookies only” option to our cookie consent banner across stackoverflow.com, all Stack Exchange sites, stackoverflow.co, stackoverflow.blog, and all other Stack Overflow sites. ...
Session cookies seem to get lost
Starting around 1st of February, I get suddenly logged out from Stack Overflow or other Stack Exchange sites. I observed this effect in the following contexts: (1) I switch to a browser tab where I ...
Is there a special 'trick' to Mmm, Cookies?
I cannot get what would seem to be one of the simplest hats to achieve - Mmm, Cookies! I usually run all kinds of ad, content, cross-site tracker prevention & cookie blockers, so I switched off ...
Not accepting targeting cookies leads to YouTube videos not loading in blog posts, resulting in huge gaps
Background: I've never accepted all cookies on Stack Overflow. Note: I do not block any cookies. When I'm viewing this latest blog post for example, it has 7 huge gaps between paragraphs where the ...
Why do these buttons (Accept all cookies - Customize settings - review your question) not work on my browser? [duplicate]
In some browsers, these buttons do not work. Your privacy By clicking “Accept all cookies”, you agree Stack Exchange can store cookies on your device and disclose information in accordance with our ...
Replace Google Analytics with a transparent, privacy-respecting alternative
Earlier this year, Google announced that Universal Analytics (UA) will be going away and will stop processing new data after July 1, 2023. Stack Exchange currently plans to switch to Google Analytics ...
Google Analytics 4 (GA4) upgrade
Update Sep 14: GA4 has been enabled network-wide. Update Sep 8: GA4 has been enabled on Super User. TL;DR: We’re preparing to upgrade Google Analytics to version 4. A few months ago, the Google ...
Update the help center page on site analytics to reflect that traffic sources are not tracked for users with performance cookies disabled
Effective May 13, 2022 (or earlier), the Google Analytics cookie will be recategorized as a performance cookie and will no longer be saved for users who opt out of performance cookies (or all cookies),...
John Oliver calling out Stack Exchange cookie dialog
In the recent Data Brokers episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver showed this picture: (jump to relevant part around 18:57) which is of the Stack Exchange cookie screen. He said this: Privacy ...
Stop tracking users without their consent
Right now, if you visit an SE site the following things happen: two cookies _ga and _gid are saved, those contain unique IDs used for Google Analytics a request is made to www.google-analytics.com ...
Unable to customize cookie settings on stackoverflow.co
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. ...
Please, make "Your privacy" "Accept all cookies" popup smaller, so it will not obscure half of the page [duplicate]
I read numerous questions: Do I have to use a browser plugin to stop being accosted on SE sites with the “Accept all cookies” pop-ups over and over and over? Bug? Options? How do I dismiss the new ...
stackexchange.com missing cookie consent logic
There appear to be two bugs on stackexchange.com regarding GDPR/CookieLaw and cookie consent: There's no cookie consent dialog, similar to the rest of the Stack Exchange network You can't manage ...
Why is the Google Analytics cookie defined as "strictly necessary" and saved without consent?
When you open a Stack Exchange site the first time you are asked about your consent for storing cookies. You can disallow all cookies except those that are defined as "strictly necessary". ...
Stack Exchange Cookies Customize Settings Fails on Firefox on Raspberry Pi [duplicate]
Unable to remove privacy popup without clicking 'Accept all cookies', which seems like it will work ('Customize settings' does nothing). For this system, this forces me to accept all cookies which is ...
Did something change with Stack Exchange's cross-domain login process? (no longer working)
I have my web browser set to block all third-party cookies. The only place where this is an issue is on Stack Exchange sites, where it prevents a log in action on one site from successfully logging ...
Logging in via Chrome on Android: Request lacked state, may have been forged
I get this semi-regularly when I try to log into sites on the stackexchange network, today it's for superuser.com. I follow the pattern of Log in→Log in with Google and I get the familiar error ...
Why is Stack Exchange using dark patterns on its cookie permission dialog?
It would appear as though Stack Exchange is employing a dark pattern in its cookie permission dialogs. Specifically, there are two buttons presented in the initial dialog. The colour depends on the SE ...
"Accept only strictly necessary cookies" button [duplicate]
Everytime I start the browser on my computer and visit one of the stackexchange websites, I have to click the "customize settings" and "confirm my choices button" on the cookie ...
Do I have to use a browser plugin to stop being accosted on SE sites with the “Accept all cookies” pop-ups over and over and over? Bug? Options? [duplicate]
Why can't I dismiss these Stack Exchange cookie popups on mobile browser?
These pop-ups keep appearing on my Android phone when browsing Stack Exchange sites. No matter what I choose these popups occur on every page refresh and whenever I try to view a question. I'm using ...
What was the teams rationale to using third party cookies in the cookie preference settings?
There has been a lot of fuzz regarding the cookie consent pop-up lately. One of the reasons for this is that it uses a third party cookie, to store your cookie settings. Some users experience this as ...
Opt-out cookies in cookie consent
Sometime over the last month, the cookie consent on the SE network now defaults to having all cookies enabled when you press the "Customize settings" cookie popup, forcing users to opt-out ...
Dismissing the cookie popup with the "X" scrolls the page to the top
Similar to preventDefault when clicking bounty "cancel" link (which was fixed), when you click the "X" on the upper right of the cookie popup: The unnecessary href="#" ...
Can the Stack Exchange websites work with a small cookie notification? [duplicate]
The massive cookie acceptance notification is a major annoyance. Even more annoying, is that even if I've logged into Stack Overflow, when I visit another Stack Exchange website, I'm shown the ...
Cookie dialog popup flashes for a moment even when I've already accepted all cookies
At the moment I frequently switch between SE websites, as I see different interesting questions. Every time I switch to a new SE site I see a single frame flash of the cookie popup (I'm not sure if ...
Every Stack Exchange site, StackOverflow, Super User etc continue to asks me for cookie consent even if i accepted multiple times [duplicate]
As the title of the question says, every time I visit a site of stack exchange family I get the dialog for cookie consent. I accepted it multiple times (clicked on "Accept all cookies") but ...
Make cookie preferences configurable in profile
As shown in e.g. Could the cookie banner please be made less intrusive? and multiple answers to We’re adding more user controls for cookie consent the current cookie banner design is less than ideal. ...
Cookie-policy link in popup shows raw Markdown
How do I dismiss the new cookie popup that appears on the site?
Lately I've been seeing this cookie popup that blocks a lot of the screen. When I try to do the "manage cookies" thing, all it shows me are several categories, with a green oval containing ...
Could the cookie banner please be made less intrusive?
I frequently visit Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites from private browser windows, which means I get the cookie banner over and over. Does it really have to cover the most useful part of ...
New cookie nag is not dismissable with some ad-blocking settings [duplicate]
I use Firefox first-party isolate and UBlock Origin with fairly strong settings (no third-party JS except allow-listed domains, etc.) and the new cookie nag: has buttons that do not work at all. ...
The cookie consent dialog (coming from cookielaw.org) keeps popping up
Recently, every time I hit a new page in Stack Exchange, whether it be the list of questions in a given forum, or a specific question, I get a pop-up like this: Your privacy By clicking “Accept all ...
Cookie alert has a higher z-index than top-bar menus
The top bar menu dropdowns do not appear over the cookie notice, which means I'd have to accept/adjust my cookie settings before opening the site switcher/viewing my reputation gains/opening my inbox (...
Cookie customization popup doesn't appear on per-site Metas
I went to Meta AU (with a cleared cache and cookies) in search of a question, but the new cookie customization notice didn't come out. It appears when you visit the main site, but not on per-site ...
Cross Validated asking ad nauseam about accepting cookies?
Recently (the last two or three days) on Cross Validated (CV) pages, each time a new page/tab is opened, it asks anew on accepting cookies. Quite molesting. First I thought it was my browser (Chrome ...
We’re adding more user controls for cookie consent
Update (Feb 8 2021): We’ll be doing some A/B testing with the consent interface. Once we’ve landed on a final design, we’ll use that design on all of our sites network wide. Additionally, we’re ...
Is it possible to sign in to all Stack Exchange sites without cookies?
Can I avoid being prompted to sign in to every single Stack Exchange site, and having to type and save passwords multiply in the browser? The same login/password seems to work. Is there a Stack ...
Firefox, the cookie monster?
I'm having some problems with being logged out at least once a day. Whilst I'm slowly trying to debug the issue I noticed that Firefox isn't happy with some of the cookies in chat. Go to your ...
Is there a "never ask me about cookies again" cookie that we can set?
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 ...
Session-only consent cookie leads to annoyance
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 ...
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 ...
How do I opt out of cookies?
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 Opened a new browser window in Incognito mode Navigated to askubuntu.com and log in Opened a new tab and navigate to stackoverflow.com ...