Cookies Required for Forum Usage


#1

When I tried to sign up for this forum, it said: “We cannot detect if your account was created, please ensure you have cookies enabled.” So I had to use another browser to sign up because I wasn’t going to disable my various privacy features in order to sign up… This requirement seems like it goes against the ethos of your software.
Thanks.


#2
  1. why sign up if you want to stay anonymous?
  2. how would the site know you are signed in if not by a cookie?
  3. you can add exceptions for sites you trust. If you don’t trust, see 1.

#3

It is more about the fact that even after disabling the adblock it was giving this error. My browser is not highly customized - and I was using Chrome. So when I couldn’t figure out how to fix the error, I just tried with Vivaldi and it worked.


#4

There are other techniques for a web server to manage logged in sessions (state).

  • Hidden form field
  • URL cruft

Cookies are convenient though.