We've detected a problem with your cookie settings (Google Chrome)

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    We've detected a problem with your cookie settings (Google Chrome)


    I'm getting very frustrated with something Google Chrome changed some months ago.

    I normally block 3rd party cookies, enabling temporarily only on occasion when the need calls for it. I can't stand cookie bloat and keep a white-list extension running and I've also got cookies for specific sites blocked and explicitly permitted.

    All is normally fine... until I visit a forum or blog where I want to post. Now these days, many of them have linked up with Google as a means of authenticating posters. However, I'm often greeted with "We've detected a problem with your cookie settings" and I'm prevented from posting.

    I do NOT want to flush my cookies and lose all the settings/options and information I've established with a number of sites, just because one blog is failing to authenticate me. This shouldn't be necessary. But unfortunately, the error message is ambiguous, with no explicit detail. I have added the blog site (e.g. blogspot) to my white list and explicitly permitted cookies, and even turned off 3rd party blocking, but it still won't work.

    Rather than deleting all cookies, I perform a cookie purge using my white list extension to preserve desirable cookies. This does not fix the problem either.

    Is there some trick to making this work?
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    Btw, I don't have an ad-blocker active when doing this. The one I use is a browser extension, which can be paused. I also went so far as to just turn it off, the equivalent of it not even being installed. No difference.

    EDIT: Well, don't know why I didn't think of this before, but I went to my frequent alternative browser, Opera, and it worked fine there. So there's something amiss with Google Chrome. While I sidestepped the problem, I'd still like to know the cause and possible way to correct it without forcing a complete unqualified flushing of all cookies.
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  3. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Within Contents and Settings their is another setting for Ads. Also might check if you have "Do not Track' enabled.
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    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Within Contents and Settings their is another setting for Ads. Also might check if you have "Do not Track' enabled.
    Yes, I have "Send a "Do Not Track" request with your browsing traffic" set to ON. But that's just a request. Could that be interfering?
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  5. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1809
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    I would disable and try.
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    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    I would disable and try.
    Didn't make a difference.
    I saved off my Chrome cookies manually and then deleted them all. The problem cleared up. I had to do it, because after logging out of Chrome, I couldn't log back in due to the same error. Maybe a cookie got corrupted? Or maybe Google changed something with the format of a cookie or two that then caused a conflict. Who knows. I'll go through the pain of recreating cookies with various websites and then preserve them once complete (so I have a trusted working copy). I'm using Vanilla Cookie Manager to identify whitelist cookies so I can purge all the rest whenever I need to. I can't stand ad tracking. I don't need any external advise on my buying.

    Incidentally, do you see any problem with letting Google Chrome save passwords? Or would it be better to decline that and then manage them all with a password manager?
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    cytherian said: View Post
    I'm using Vanilla Cookie Manager to identify whitelist cookies so I can purge all the rest whenever I need to.
    Vanilla CM has not been updated for 4 years and it does not clean all cookies anymore. It might be the reason of problems with cookies. Try Cookie AutoDelete instead.
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  8. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1809
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    I've seen reports both ways with saving Passwords in browser. A while back there was concern about how Edge was doing it.

    Chrome, if you let it, will sync (store) your password in cloud.

    As you and I have discussed, I'm a Password Manager user. Great products, tons of features and purposely built. And you can use on any browser as the need arises.

    Cookies, cached files and history were always meant to be swept away. Likely the first thing a support rep will tell you if you are having an issue on a site. Happened to me on this site two days ago.
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