The browser youre using refuses to sign in(cookies rejected)
Posted 19 April 2005 - 01:59 PM
I run Win2kPro, a Netgear "ProSafe VPN Firewall" (hardware, of course), Norton Internet Securities 2003 and Norton AV '03. Before you cringe, Norton has saved me many hardships in the past. I've disabled both Norton apps and still had the same problem. I've looked through the options, even though I know them all already and nothing relating to blocking cookies was enabled. I set all three browsers to allow all cookies and still only IE works.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated - before I reinstall and upgrade to XP Pro. =)
Posted 19 April 2005 - 02:53 PM
Check the date, including the year, on your computer clock. Well ...I said it was silly didn't I? :) But it's a quick thing to look at ...and it really can cause the problem.
Posted 19 April 2005 - 02:56 PM
Posted 19 April 2005 - 03:10 PM
Posted 19 April 2005 - 09:16 PM
I did that and it still didn't work.
However, after installing FireFox and after I posted here, I searched through the FireFox options and found that it was blocking cookies for the sites I wanted to access. So I removed the blocks and things are still not working correctly. The message I receive when I try to sign in to Yahoo! is no longer "The browser you're using refuses to sign in. (cookies rejected)", but instead it just asks me for my password constantly. "Password verification." No access to e-mail. The response from other sites is a failure to login. It seems my cookies are expiring the moment I get them, but I have my FireFox options set to only expire after I close the program.
I currently have no idea what is wrong. Please help and thanks in advance.
Posted 20 April 2005 - 04:49 AM
Does Yahoo now let you in if the password is typed? If you are setting cookies to expire when the browser is closed, then the cookie won't be there (or won't be current) to automatically log you into sites next time you go back. Maybe clear the cookies and start again with the'until they expire' option set and see how that goes.
Posted 20 April 2005 - 06:28 PM
When the trouble began I was visitng a website. I needed to find out some information within my cookie directory so to make things easier I deleted them all with the plan to revisit the site and thus recreate the cookies I need to inspect. I didn't know this would have happened, but upon deletion of the cookies my browser somehow set each cookie's website to block all future cookies because I deleted them. So when I went back to the site I could not log in, nor to any other site that I normally visit that requires cookies. In my frustration I uninstalled Mozilla and installed FireFox, hoping to solve the problem. However, my hidden mistake was transfering all the settings and bookmarks over from my other browser. So the same problem was transfered to FireFox. In the FireFox options, I looked in the Exceptions button under Privacy and saw a bunch of sites that were blocked for cookies. I removed all of those this morning and now everything works. : ) Thanks for the effort. Good day