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Old 02-03-2018, 04:23 AM   #1
Michael Uplawski
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selectively accept cookies from Amazon.


Don't beat me right away, because I use the "A*" word in the subject.

Good morning.

You can beat me later. But I have an account with Amazon (more ~.de, than ~.com) and quite regularly buy "stuff" from them, as amazon.de still accepts bank transfers.

Today, I felt like seeing my list of past purchases but upon logging in to Amazon get a cookie-warning. I venture, that the online-shop uses a different cookie than the straight-in login-process, else this would not be logic.

Anyway, I made sure that I accept www.amazon.com and amazon.com cookies (for the session), as these are the only choices that I can think of.

However, the login still fails. There is a possibility to write to the Amazon-stuff, I am surprised to find out.., but the mail-form is never transferred ("WE\'RE SORRY. THERE WAS AN ERROR TRYING TO SEND YOUR E-MAIL. PLEASE TRY AGAIN IN A FEW MINUTES.").

Now. Am I putting an actual question?
... Let's say, if you have something to tell me, which could help me in a way..; But I am already occupied doing the dishes, so your advice had better to do with saving water or dish detergent...

Who is interested in her/his own past purchases on Amazon is necessarily lacking better hobbies, no?
 
Old 02-04-2018, 06:21 AM   #2
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can you state the Linux System, that you are using?.

and is this using Firefox?.
 
Old 02-04-2018, 07:35 AM   #3
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It is a long time ago a page loaded from a single website. Current websites get their content from a multitude of servers before your web page is actually on your screen. So I would not be surprised if the cookie comes from somewhere else.

The easiest to find out is to allow all cookies and see if Amazon works. If it works, which cookies were added to your cookie jar? (Sorry!)

And yes, Amazon is stupid to send you mails advertising products you just purchased. A can't imagine an otherwise fairly smart web shop to be that stupid. However, if they send advertisements for similar goods 1 or 2 years after my initial purchase, sometimes it is even useful.

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Old 02-04-2018, 12:43 PM   #4
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I set my browser so it accepts 3rd party cookies from visited sites and they expire when I close my browser. That you are not may be the issue.
 
Old 02-05-2018, 01:26 PM   #5
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can you state the Linux System, that you are using?.
and is this using Firefox?.
I do not remember if it had been Firefox or Vivaldi, but just as my very first blog-post on LQ dealt the exactly same topic accept cookies selectively, I would say the phenomenon is of more general nature. So general that I doubt a general interest.

In reality I only try to place the beautiful English word oblivion everywhere in my posts and construct context to eventually make it fit in...
 
Old 02-06-2018, 08:26 AM   #6
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The easiest to find out is to allow all cookies and see if Amazon works. If it works, which cookies were added to your cookie jar?
Right. I shall take a closer look, next time.

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