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A user of our application has IE8, Chrome 15 and Firefox 8.

When the user logs into our application (or any web application that uses cookies to persist the login state) with Chrome or IE, they are immediately redirected to the login page. However, this works fine in Firefox.

I've triple-checked Chrome's cookie/content settings including re-installing and blowing away the profile, but nothing works. The user was working fine in Chrome on this past Friday.

It is nothing specific to our application because all sites that use cookies do not work for the user.

Is there something that IE and Chrome share for content settings or is there some other issue?

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Does it work as expected on that computer when logged in (into Windows) as a different user? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 29 '11 at 0:31
@techie007 - Didn't try a different user, but I could. – TheCloudlessSky Nov 29 '11 at 1:34
Has this use played with his folders as described here ? Have you tried to reinstall Chrome entirely (IE is harder) ? – harrymc Dec 2 '11 at 6:55
@harrymc - No they haven't changed the folder and yes I've reinstalled Chrome completely (including blowing away their profile folder). – TheCloudlessSky Dec 2 '11 at 11:26
My only other idea is to check the permissions on the cookies folder. – harrymc Dec 2 '11 at 14:18

Are you 100% sure you deleted the Cookie folder, and that it was for the right user on the system?

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Yup - Even tried using portable Chrome with no luck. – TheCloudlessSky Dec 7 '11 at 22:35

Firefox stores its cookies in the profile directory inside the files cookies.sqlite and permissions.sqlite.

Chrome and IE store their cookies inside folders :

Chrome : C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
IE : C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies

It might be worth checking the permissions on these folders for the user that is experiencing these cookies problems.

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See my comments on the OP and you'll see that I even tried portable Chrome... – TheCloudlessSky Dec 7 '11 at 22:36
A wild shot : check the computer's date and time (as well as timezone). See this article. – harrymc Dec 8 '11 at 10:03
That's a good idea - I'll check when I have a chance this weekend. – TheCloudlessSky Dec 8 '11 at 15:43

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