Cookies required for read-only anonymous browsing

(Sam) #1

If I do not enable cookies for a Discourse site, I get nearly blank white pages. No content, no error messages, no clues that I need to enable cookies. Just the site logo.

I only want anonymous access, no authentication required. Requiring cookies is a barrier to reading.

Compliance with EU Cookie Law
Cookies required for anonymous read-only access
(Sam Saffron) #2

Can you give me the steps to disable cookies on the browser you are using (and browser version) ?

(Sam) #3

I am using FireFox 30.0, but I think these instructions work for the past few hundred versions:

Tools menu or pancake stack
Privacy tab
Uncheck “Accept cookies from sites”

I also use a plugin called Cookie Controller to more easily enable cookies on a site-by-site basis.

(lid) #4

confirmed on firefox

(Jeff Atwood) #5

We should definitely fix this for V1. No reason anons should require cookies.

(Sam Saffron) #7

This is now fixed:

Browsers will chuck security exceptions if localStorage is even looked at, I added protection in our wrapper.

(Sam Saffron) #8