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Cookies...
Cookies don't seem to be working at all for me on Chrome 55.0.2883.87 m (64-bit). Upon visiting the site, entering my user code, and selecting columns, I can see that the cookies are being written (with a Chrome extension) but upon closing Chrome and revisiting the site, all previous cookies are gone and replaced with new ones, as if I had never visited the site or if I was using incognito mode (I'm not).


Bryan Walker shared this idea 23/12/16 18:04
RBDB Admin 05/01/17 01:21 flag comment
I don't know if you can share any more info about this... I am unable to recreate the problem.
Bryan Walker 09/02/17 12:56 flag comment
I'm still having this problem. Curiously, it only happens on my desktop PC where every single time I load the site, it's as if I have no cookies and I have to enter my user code and select all my columns every single time. On my laptop the cookes are almost always retained properly. I'm using the exact same version of windows and the exact same version of Chrome on both machines though, so it's even more confounding that they behave differently. I have tried completely wiping all cookies from my machine and starting over, and the behavior continues. Can you think of a reason why cookies would either be ignored or fail to be retained?
Bryan Walker 09/02/17 12:57 flag comment
If there were an option for a server-side save of columns/flags etc that would certainly help...I wouldn't mind just having to enter my user code each time, but selecting all the columns every time is pretty cumbersome.
RBDB Admin 13/02/17 10:13 flag comment
Server-side storage of view/website options is something that was only made possible with the updated API (not in the initial API that the current site was initially built on). It is planned to be part of the new website that I am currently building.
Bryan Walker 19/02/17 12:57 flag comment
I've found that basically what seems to be happening is that all rbdb cookies are being written as session cookies, so they are indeed created, but are all wiped as soon as I close the browser. I can manually go edit them all and put expiration dates on them before I close the browser, but this only works once as they all get rewritten as session cookies again as soon as I load the site the next time, so I'd have to do this every time I closed the browser, which is no better than setting my options every time I load the site. Any idea why this would occur? I checked to make sure there wasnt some exception telling Chrome to ignore cookies from rbdb, and there isn't, though it is following that same behavior as if it were.
Bryan Walker 19/02/17 13:08 flag comment
I managed to find a workaround of sorts, I set the relevant cookies how I wanted them and marked them read-only so that the site no longer has permission to change them. I can't change them without unprotecting them first, but at least this lets me keep my desired defaults. Still mystified why this is only happening on one machine.