3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2013 3:02 PM by Linc Davis
Peter R. Level 4 Level 4 (1,190 points)

All of a sudden, Safari shows symptoms of Alzheimer's: My login data get lost again and again, although they're stored in the cookies. I fill them in again (after searching around for a while), I remain logged in for a day or so – and then it's the same again.

 

Any idea what might be going on?

 

Thank you very much in advance!

  • 1. Re: Cookie problem
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,305 points)

    OS X version?

    Are you synchronizing Safari with iCloud?

  • 2. Re: Cookie problem
    Peter R. Level 4 Level 4 (1,190 points)

    x.8.2

    Yes

  • 3. Re: Cookie problem
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,305 points)

    This issue is caused by Safari synchronization in iCloud. You can either disable it in the iCloud preference pane, or use a rather complex workaround found by some ASC members (which perhaps could be improved):

    Back up all data. Disable Safari synchronization on all your devices.

    Rearrange the bookmarks in the Bookmarks window. From the Safari menu bar, select

    File ▹ Export Bookmarks

    and export your bookmarks. Then delete all bookmarks.

    Re-enable Safari synchronization and let it sync the empty bookmark set to all devices.

    Select

    File ▹ Import Bookmarks

    to restore the bookmark set you just deleted. It will sync.