On 09/19/2016 11:39 PM, Paul B. Gallagher wrote:
Once a year, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation sends me a
vehicle registration renewal notice, inviting me to visit their
website <http://www.dmv.pa.gov> to perform the process quickly and
easily. And once a year I try and fail because my "The service you
have selected uses non-persistent cookies. Your browser is not
currently set up to allow non-persistent cookies." This is a lie.
My cookie settings allow first-party cookies and reject third-party
cookies, and clear all cache, history, and cookies at the end of a
SeaMonkey session. I also have InternetExploiter 11, with exactly the
same settings, and the site works. I've confirmed that both browsers
are accepting cookies.
On examining the cookies set in IE 11, I see one that I don't
recognize from SM's Cookie Manager. It's called "cookie:paul b.
gallagher@localhost/" (this is the filename). If I delete it from
...\Windows\Temporary Files\ and try to proceed, the site immediately
sets it again and continues as if nothing had happened.
I've tried to contact PennDOT, but their system is designed to prevent
any contact with their webmaster, so no luck there.
Any bright ideas? Could the two browsers have a different definition
of "third party"? Is there a way to set SM to accept this weird cookie?
Had no trouble using Firefox, now let me try SeaMonkey. SeaMonkey also
Under Tools > Cookie Manager I have "Use Default Cookie Permissions"
Looking at "Manage Stored Cookies" I see 2 domains "pa.gov" and
"state.pa.us". The "state.pa.us" domain has a PenndotTestCookie stored.
I don't see any cookies with my name, but have 5 from pa.gov and 2 from
Have you tried Safe Mode? A test profile?
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