"Cookie Mismatch" when using Gmail.

Matthew pumpkin at cotse.net
Wed Jan 5 11:25:48 UTC 2011

  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:


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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