Rosetta Code:Village Pump/RC thinks cookies are disabled on Chrome

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RC thinks cookies are disabled on Chrome
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Self-explanatory. I had to log in on Firefox just to file this page.


Are you sure that cookies aren't disabled? I am posting this using Chrome in a low permissions account and it seems to work fine. --Thunderbot (talk) 10:11, 3 May 2019 (UTC) (nominally Thundergnat)
I've checked Chrome's settings to verify that cookies are enabled, I've made a specific exception to say that cookies are *always* enabled on RC, and I've verified using the padlock next to the URL that cookies are indeed being created. I've tried deleting cookies and having it recreate them just in case the cookies it saw were corrupted somehow. I've tried disabling uBlock Origin and Dashlane on this website just in case they were messing with it. None of those fixed it; what ended up fixing it was apparently just waiting a day. I'm assuming the problem was specific to a certain version of Chrome that I've now updated past. ThecnoNSMB (talk) 12:32, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
I too, have been plagued at various times with this bogus warning of not having cookies enabled.   (I am using FireFox).   It is a hit-and-miss sort of thing.   I'd be running along for days, and then, Rosetta Code is displaying pink messages stating that I don't have cookies enabled.   Once I do get these messages,   I do have to close out the FireFox sessions and restart FireFox.   I finally narrowed it down to   (in my case)   that something in my Windows "system" wasn't responding fast enough   (or in a timely manner).   One of the things I eventually tried was to limit FireFox   (via the setting of   affinity)   to just a single processor   (I have two).   When FireFox is allowed to use all processors,   it can apparently preempt other processors just long enough so that it (or something) appears to fail in such a manner to cause something to think that cookies aren't enabled (or whatever).   This problem is nothing about cookies   (as per what I was observing).   One other symptom was that when my (Windows) system was really memory constrained at times   (i.e.,   when I had a lot of FireFox tabs (and/or windows) open.   Once I had FireFox   (or, I suspect, any web browser)   restrained to just one processor,   I've not had a problem since.   A pain in the ole neck-hole, but it solved my memory constrained PC.   Every once in a while,   I'd start up FireFox and forget to set the affinity,   and the problem would again manifest itself,   but only when attempting do perform an edit or some other update.     -- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 14:54, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
I have a similar problem. When I access, I can't even login due to the cookie issue. I instead need to access (the https protocol). --Sorawee (talk) 15:41, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
After a few months without a failure, Rosetta Code is again failing for me (using FireFox under Windows).   I found that when I manually change   (by adding a prefix)   the Rosetta Code (URL) address to use   HTTPS://,   the "cookies" failure goes away.   A sort of a pain in the neck-hole to get around the   cookies are disabled   message.     -- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 00:22, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

A likely explanation

I think the problem we have been seeing here has to do with how Chrome manages cookies, in an environment where many, many sites set cookies:

A typical visit to a media site might wind up setting cookies on a hundred different sites (mostly as a consequence of ad delivery).

Also, chrome (reasonably) places limits on how many cookies it will store -- both per site limits and total limits.

Anyways, this can easily reach the point where chrome will not accept further cookies. And, given privacy concerns, ,there's no good algorithm for deciding which sites should have priority when this happens.

There's other things going on, though, where once chrome becomes overstuffed with cookies, an optimal recovery procedure is (to me) non-obvious.

What's worked for me, when this happens, is: delete a large number of cookies on various sites, including the rosettacode cookies, and then log in on a freshly visited page. --Rdm (talk) 22:58, 11 February 2022 (UTC)

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