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Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by John Hanley, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. John Hanley

    John Hanley Guest

    Hello. I have tried to join a web forum called AfterDawn. It's URL is

    When I try to post a new thread or reply to a post, I get this error
    Problem with cookies
    Your login attempt to login to has failed because we are
    unable to properly set the needed cookie in your browser. The cookie was
    set, but the value of it was not upated properly.

    Please check your browser and firewall settings to resolve this problem.

    You cannot login to (or any other site on the internet for
    that matter) without cookies.

    Have tried multiple times. And have deleted my cookies but no joy. Also
    have specifically put their site in the box on
    Tools\Options\Privacy\Sites\Allow but also no joy. I have sent in a bug
    report available on their site, but getting no response other than the form
    letter. This is the only one of many web sites that I access each day, and
    this problem only on Just trying here to see if anyone can
    give me a clue. Thanks.
    John Hanley, Oct 7, 2007
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  2. Hello John!

    One of the possible things is 4KB limit for cookies that exists in
    Internet Explorer. This is not really a bug, I've heard :) that some RFC
    specifies some limit for amount of cookies to be sent at once
    (otherwise, you'll have a big outgoing traffic consisting tolally of

    That is, you may have used some other services at domain
    that set up a lot of cookies. When tries to set up
    a cookie, it just gets past 4KB and not being sent.

    Try to figure out the amount of cookies sent to in your
    http request headers. If you can't (and you don't care too much), just
    delete all cookies for that domain.
    Alexander Melkov, Oct 7, 2007
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  3. John Hanley

    Junemarie Guest

    I have the same problem, it just started, on a website I go to all the time,
    i get the message that my browser doesn't accept cookies, went through all
    the same steps you described still no luck, anyone know what is going on? all
    my other websites work and I agree, if you get cookies from all the others
    why not some?
    Junemarie, Oct 7, 2007

  4. If it is not the website, it is not the same problem.
    (Look at the Subject of this discussion.)

    My guess is that the site is giving you a misleading message.
    E.g. you could get the same message if your browser was not sending
    a Cookie for that site or sending an obsolete Cookie for that site.
    Either could occur if you were using a stored Favorite to an internal
    page at that site, in which case you should delete the Cookie and visit
    the site's Home page manually. Etc.


    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Oct 8, 2007
  5. John Hanley

    John Hanley Guest

    Mr. Aldwinckle -- Thanks for the suggestion about deleting the cookie(s) and
    visiting the site home page manually, etc...however, I got the same 'problem
    with cookies' message.
    John Hanley, Oct 8, 2007
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