Why Doesn't The Persistent Cookie Work On My Machine

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Why Doesn't The Persistent Cookie Work On My Machine

Postby Tim Morrow » Thu Feb 28, 2002 12:30 pm

I'm getting tired of adding my email address and name every time I create/reply to a message. I've clicked on the 'add persistent cookie' option many times but no matter what, it doesn't work. My Browser is IE6 and cookies are enabled - they work on every other site I visit. Any idea what the problem is and how to fix it?


Tim Morrow

Postby Chad » Thu Feb 28, 2002 12:30 pm

I've that problem when clicking the board link from IE's, in netscape 4.78 (linux) it seems to work, but i thought i got it wokring in IE6
too i'll have to boot back in windows to check it out.


First try seeing if the persistant cookies work when you access


http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a ... n%20Replay


directly by entering the url in the box. When it was broken my name
would be saved when accesing the link in it's own main frame or
window, but the cookies wouldn't be remembered while in marps bottom
frame. I think the reason they don't work is you set a cookie to
http://www.greenspun.com while in a marp.retrogames.com frame and the browser
screws it up . Try lowering the security settings in IE if everything
else fails, that might do it.


Postby Chad » Sat Mar 02, 2002 12:30 pm

I now confirmed this is a BUG/Feature in IE6 (doesn't keep your addres and name where it should be because your creating a cookie for
greenspun under a marp.retrogames addressed frame), in netscape this
does works. your cookies do not get preserved if you access this
board with in a marp frame. If you still like IE, I think setting
the security settings to lower will fix this; but a safer fix is just
to have a link you can click to that is not on marps site. the
cookies are set correctly as long as greenspun page is in it's own
main browser window and not in a frame.


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