Questions tagged [cookies]

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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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The cookie consent dialog (coming from cookielaw.org) keeps popping up

Recently, every time I hit a new page in stackexchange, whether it be the list of questions in a given forum, or a specific question, I am getting a pop-up like this: Your privacy By clicking “Accept ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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pixel.quantserve.com - what's it about, and should I block it?

I was just checking what items were downloaded by the SO pages, and I saw pixel.quantserve.com popping up. My first instinct was to block it using Adblock Plus, but I'd like to know what it's for. ...
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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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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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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 ...