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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 ...
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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 ...
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"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 ...
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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]

I keep seeing these on SE sites: Your privacy By clicking “Accept all cookies”, you agree Stack Exchange can store cookies on your device and disclose information in accordance with our Cookie Policy....
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Include a "reject all" button in the cookies banner

Proposal The cookie banner should have a "refuse all" or, to be more accurate, "accept only essential cookies" or "refuse non-essential cookies" or "[insert a label ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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="#" ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Cookie-policy link in popup shows raw Markdown

Below, the link to the Cookie Policy page on the new customization popup is just raw Markdown: Can we fix that?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 (...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is there a "never ask me about cookies again" cookie that we can set?

While I know it's in vogue to consider everything, everyone, and everywhere a lethal threat to one's well being, I have a question of a different sort. StackExchange is a plague of "we use cookies" ...
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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 anyway: ...
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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 ...