"Cookie Mismatch" when using Gmail.

Matthew pumpkin at cotse.net
Sat Jan 8 19:42:59 UTC 2011

  I wonder if any kind soul can help.  My understanding is that this 
conflict between aspects of Gmail and Torbutton is hardly unique to me.

On 05/01/11 11:25, Matthew wrote:
> More information appended at the end.
>>     I login to Gmail as normal.  I go to Settings / Accounts and Import
>>     / Change Account Settings - Google Account Settings.  When I click
>>     on that link the URL changes to
>>     https://www.google.com/accounts/CookieMismatch and the screen shows.
>>     We've detected a problem with your cookie settings.
>>     Enable cookies
>>     Make sure your cookies are enabled. To enable cookies, follow these
>>     browser-specific instructions
>>     <http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=35851&hl=en>.
>>     Clear cache and cookies
>>     If you have cookies enabled but are still having trouble, clear your
>>     browser's cache and cookies
>>     <http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=32050>.
>>     Adjust your privacy settings
>>     If clearing your cache and cookies doesn't resolve the problem, try
>>     adjusting your browser's privacy settings. If your settings are on
>>     high, manually add *www.google.com <http://www.google.com>* to your
>>     list of allowed sites. Learn more
>>     <http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=39612>
> To add some more information:
> Vidalia + NoScript does not present any cookie issues.  I can access 
> Account Settings.  The problem is when TorButton is used.
> I then used TorButton's preferences to remove all the protections by 
> unticking as much as possible (effectively making TorButton worthless).  
> I still get the same error!
> I rebooted and cleaned the cache and cookies and still I cannot access 
> the Account Settings aspect of Gmail.  It is as if TorButton per se is 
> the issue irrespective of any security settings it uses.
> In my Firefox cookie section I have cookies for mail.google.com that 
> read: GX, GXSP, gmailchat, TZ, GMAIL_AT, and S.
> Yet Gmail still claims that cookies are not installed.
> I did an about:cache and then searched for torbutton.  There were about 
> 100 entries which include:
> extensions.torbutton.regen_google_cookies;false
> extensions.torbutton.reset_google_cookies;false
> extensions.torbutton.xfer_google_cookies;true
> I did change regen_google cookies to true but this did not change 
> anything.  Perhaps one needs to change certain entries in about:config to 
> affect TorButton's interactions with Gmail?
> Any ideas from TorButton developers?  Thanks.
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