Firefox, GMail and cookies (solved) Saturday, 06 September 2014  
I reported a while back, a problem with Firefox and inability to login to gmail. After a restart of firefox, you get a cookie error page. I found a solution was to tediously delete all google cookies - then I could login. However, logging into my other account would, sooner or later, give rise to the same cookie mismatch error. It was annoying and infuriating.

I had resorted to using my phone/tablet to handling email, but that seems silly (except when on the road).

After repeated scouring the web for solutions or solved solutions, nothing worked. But I bumped into a reference regarding potential issue with plugins.

So I tried disabling all my firefox plugs, and it worked !

So I then narrowed down which is the offending culprit.

And the culprit is:

Flash Video Downloader - YouTube Full HD Download

I dont know why, but I assume these plugins act as private proxies, to intercept web requests, and somehow, it is mishandling cookies.

So I can relax that I hope this issue is finally over.

I hope this is useful to others out there when faced with a similar issue.

Posted at 20:54:19 by fox | Permalink