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Bank site login and device registration not working on Firefox, but works on Explorer browser.

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Logging on to my bank web site is no longer possible with Firefox. It used to be, so I assume the bank's computer security protocols have changed. However, I can log on with the Microsoft Explorer browser - works every time! Moreover, in the past, when I could still log on with Firefox, I could never "register my device" for the bank site; it always gave me an error message. With the Explorer browser, I can register my device, with no error messages. I have tried all the suggestions in the Firefox help section: erased remembered history, erased all history, erased all cookies, erased cookie profile files. Nothing works.

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Detail like websites remembering you and log you in automatically is stored in a cookie.

You can use these steps to make a website recognize and remember you.

  • create a cookie allow exception with the proper protocol (https:// or http://) to make a website remember you

You can check that you aren't clearing important cookies.

  • using "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" keeps cookies with an allow exception
  • using "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear cookies clears all cookies including cookies with an allow exception you may want to keep
  • clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exceptions for passwords and other website specific data
  • Settings -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data: "Manage Exceptions"

You can try these steps in case of issues with webpages:

You can reload webpage(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files.

  • hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button
  • press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
  • press "Command + Shift + R" (Mac)

Clear the Cache and remove the Cookies for websites that cause problems via the "3-bar" Firefox menu button (Settings).

"Remove the Cookies" for websites that cause problems:

  • Settings -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data: "Manage Data"

"Clear the Cache":

  • Settings -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data -> Clear Data -> [X] Cached Web Content -> Clear

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration or userChrome.css is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Troubleshoot Mode start window


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Cor-el, thank you for your suggestions. However, I think you misundertood precisely what my problem is: Even when I type in my user name and password to login to the bank, I cannot get in; instead, I get an error message from the bank. I am not concerned that I have to type in my login information because Firefox forgot it. That is not a big problem for me.


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Screenshot of the issue please and block any personal info.


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Attached is a jpg image of login screen with error message from bank.


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Note that this still can be caused by corrupted cookies.


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Can we get a full screenshot like this? I had call the number in your screenshot to find the bank... ;-/

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