Questions tagged [cookies]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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-...