Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 13
Geocaching HQ

Release Notes (Privacy law compliance) - December 31, 2019

Recommended Posts

With this release, we have made updates related to California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and other privacy law compliance. Below are some of the changes for all users.
 
When you log into our websites, you will be presented with a pop-up to accept cookies and/or adjust settings for cookies. Additionally, you can visit your Geocaching account settings and adjust preferences via the newly added Cookies tab. Please note that certain user-generated content may include advertising cookies. An example is the images that some users have included on their profile and/or cache details pages. If you opt-out of advertising cookies, this content may not display properly.

We are aware of, and looking into, several bug reports listed in the forums since the release and we will post updates here as we have them. 

 

Update (January 2, 2020): 

 

Today, we have made additional updates related to California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and other privacy law compliance.
 
We are providing users with additional control over the information they share with our Authorized Developers through the Authorizations tab in Account settings. Users who choose not to share with Authorized Developers will be displayed as “opted-out user”. Their log content will display as: "Content unavailable. This user has opted-out of sharing certain information with API Authorized Developers."
 
In addition, we have an updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. All users will see a pop-up where you can read and consent to the new policies.

Erin (Oceansazul) is watching this thread to answer questions whenever possible.
 
Any posts in this thread should relate to features in this release. Comments unrelated to the release may be removed. Please direct unrelated comments to other appropriate threads. Thanks!

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post

I'm able to see cache logs again.  Found and unfound.  Thanks.    :)

 

Email from public profiles still doesn't work, the same with public profile panels (tabs) on other's profiles.

Tabs on the "old" log page won't work, but by now I pretty-much know where italics and emoji are.

Can't get "ignore cache" to work. 

Everything I do has that forever spin, and just before it seems it's gonna time-out,  the page comes up.

When I write a log it comes up as another, blank log, and "back" give me a "service not available " page.

 - Going to history to view cache pages after logging.

windows7, IE11

 

1/10 - Decided to add here, as much of this thread has gone off-topic...

This is 16 days now.  Are the "public" profiles  panels (tabs) gonna be working soon ? 

 - Tough to attempt to help folks in the forums when you can't see what they might be talking about.

 

Thanks for your time.

Edited by cerberus1

Share this post


Link to post

The website won't let me get past the first page of anything.  My found caches, PQ results, nearest caches, photos... even the links on the page that give the lists of caches keep reloading the first page, whether I click 'next' or any other page number.  Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask for help with this but is this another thing we just have to accept or will this go back to normal once you've worked out the latest bugs?  

Share this post


Link to post

I think this was mentioned in one of the other discussions, but it should be mentioned here in the release notes.

 

In IE11 or Edge, clicking on a tab on a user's public profile just loops back to the main tab. It won't switch to other tabs. It works as expected in Firefox and Chrome.

 

Edit to add: On a semi-related note, the styling of the tabs is much slower to load than usual. Doing a count in my head when using Firefox, it takes about 4 seconds for the tab styling to load. Clicking on the tabs doesn't do anything before the styling has loaded, so this isn't just a cosmetic issue.

 

While neither of the above issues are likely related to the CCPA cookie alert change, they do seem to coincide with the change. Were there also some JavaScript-related changes made during the same release?

Edited by The A-Team
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post

I can see logs as normal on traditional caches, mystery caches, multis, and earthcaches, but not on events.

 

The small map does not appear at all.

 

I have cleared cache, cleared cookies, closed the browser, and tried different settings of the (California-inspired) cookies form.

 

I posted the above in the Website forum.

 

Since then, I have also discovered that I cannot log an event using the "new logging experience." I see the endless Javascript-not-loading spinning circle.

 

I cannot download the GPX file from any cache page.

 

All of the above applies to Seamonkey (Firefox family) on Windows 10.

Edited by msrubble
one more bug, specified browser/OS

Share this post


Link to post

As mentioned over here, the new logging page isn't loading correctly in some browsers. It works for me in IE11 and Edge, but I just get the spinning green circle in Firefox and Chrome. I've accepted the default cookie settings in each browser.

 

Here are the console errors that I get in each of the problematic browsers (it appears to be the same issue in both):

Firefox:

TypeError: this.Settings.get(...) is undefined            mainJS:1:8900
    onBeforeStart https://www.geocaching.com/play/app/mainJS?v=QQ_0qJIMinkcmz6aqbFMdprEqw_VRdBYuVvuIGegT5I1:1
    y https://www.geocaching.com/play/app/vendor?v=MbHAYB0Iqu4qXFYwD0qxokxG06qQH3Ogh_RLhd81S2Q1:1
    start https://www.geocaching.com/play/app/vendor?v=MbHAYB0Iqu4qXFYwD0qxokxG06qQH3Ogh_RLhd81S2Q1:1
    419 https://www.geocaching.com/play/app/mainJS?v=QQ_0qJIMinkcmz6aqbFMdprEqw_VRdBYuVvuIGegT5I1:1
    t https://www.geocaching.com/play/app/loader?v=POKxrlXlbsSD8c3xyt1B3hlv2xGXeGBJ_hvgGD3VbuE1:1
    webpackJsonp https://www.geocaching.com/play/app/loader?v=POKxrlXlbsSD8c3xyt1B3hlv2xGXeGBJ_hvgGD3VbuE1:1
    <anonymous> https://www.geocaching.com/play/app/mainJS?v=QQ_0qJIMinkcmz6aqbFMdprEqw_VRdBYuVvuIGegT5I1:1

 

Chrome:

mainJS?v=QQ_0qJIMinkcmz6aqbFMdprEqw_VRdBYuVvuIGegT5I1:1
Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'isLoggedIn' of undefined
    at r.onBeforeStart (mainJS?v=QQ_0qJIMinkcmz6aqbFMdprEqw_VRdBYuVvuIGegT5I1:1)
    at r.y [as triggerMethod] (vendor?v=MbHAYB0Iqu4qXFYwD0qxokxG06qQH3Ogh_RLhd81S2Q1:1)
    at r.start (vendor?v=MbHAYB0Iqu4qXFYwD0qxokxG06qQH3Ogh_RLhd81S2Q1:1)
    at Object.419 (mainJS?v=QQ_0qJIMinkcmz6aqbFMdprEqw_VRdBYuVvuIGegT5I1:1)
    at t (loader?v=POKxrlXlbsSD8c3xyt1B3hlv2xGXeGBJ_hvgGD3VbuE1:1)
    at window.webpackJsonp (loader?v=POKxrlXlbsSD8c3xyt1B3hlv2xGXeGBJ_hvgGD3VbuE1:1)
    at mainJS?v=QQ_0qJIMinkcmz6aqbFMdprEqw_VRdBYuVvuIGegT5I1:1

 

  • Helpful 1

Share this post


Link to post

Another issue.

 

In Firefox and Chrome, when I click the menus at the top (Play, Community and Shop), the drop-down menu isn't displayed. Instead, these browse directly to the home page, the forums, and the Geocaching shop, respectively.

 

After further testing, there's varying behaviour depending on where you are and how long you wait. From the home page, the menus behave as described above regardless of how long you wait. However, from a cache listing page, these menus start to behave as expected after a few seconds. If you click a menu immediately after opening a cache listing page, it behaves as described above and doesn't show the drop-down menu.

  • Helpful 1

Share this post


Link to post

I get a strange error message when I want to look at https://status.geocaching.com/

In Firefox 71 it says :

 

Websites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust this site because it uses a certificate that is not valid for status.geocaching.com. The certificate is only valid for secure-stats.pingdom.com.
 
Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN

  • Helpful 1

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, The A-Team said:

As mentioned over here, the new logging page isn't loading correctly in some browsers. It works for me in IE11 and Edge, but I just get the spinning green circle in Firefox and Chrome. I've accepted the default cookie settings in each browser.

Logging geocaches in the new log flow should be fixed now. 

  • Helpful 1

Share this post


Link to post
43 minutes ago, Oceansazul said:

Logging geocaches in the new log flow should be fixed now. 

 

Yes, I can confirm that it's working as expected in each browser now.

  • Helpful 1

Share this post


Link to post
6 hours ago, Geocaching HQ said:

With this release, we have made updates related to California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and other privacy law compliance. Below are some of the changes for all users.
 
When you log into our websites, you will be presented with a pop-up to accept cookies and/or adjust settings for cookies. Additionally, you can visit your Geocaching account settings and adjust preferences via the newly added Cookies tab. Please note that certain user-generated content may include advertising cookies. An example is the images that some users have included on their profile and/or cache details pages. If you opt-out of advertising cookies, this content may not display properly.

We are aware of, and looking into, several bug reports listed in the forums since the release and we will post updates here as we have them. 

Erin (Oceansazul) is watching this thread to answer questions whenever possible.
 
Any posts in this thread should relate to features in this release. Comments unrelated to the release may be removed. Please direct unrelated comments to other appropriate threads. Thanks!

I'm in TX; what do I care about a CA privacy law? And it seems to ME that adding more cookies to my computer allows MORE "outsiders" get information from my computer, which is the OPPOSITE of protecting my privacy! I don't like it! Especially when its been sprung/sneaked in on me without warning. <_<

If I HAVE to accept cookies ( mid-day today, it said there were 111 of them that are "necessary"!! A HUNDRED AND ELEVEN!! ) and then I have to go to another place to adjust settings and/or preferences. And THEN, opting out of advertising cookies can or will cause problems with the content that I WANT?

I'm really not amused with this whole thing!

  • Upvote 5
  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
23 minutes ago, zookeepertx said:

I'm in TX; what do I care about a CA privacy law?

There isn't a separate version of the site for CA, TX, EU, etc., etc., etc. There is a single version of the site that is designed to comply with all the regulations everywhere.

Share this post


Link to post
48 minutes ago, zookeepertx said:

I'm in TX; what do I care about a CA privacy law?

I didn't care two figs for GDPR, yet here we are.

  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
11 minutes ago, Touchstone said:

I didn't care two figs for GDPR, yet here we are.

 

GDPR?

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, zookeepertx said:

I'm in TX; what do I care about a CA privacy law? And it seems to ME that adding more cookies to my computer allows MORE "outsiders" get information from my computer, which is the OPPOSITE of protecting my privacy! I don't like it! Especially when its been sprung/sneaked in on me without warning. <_<

If I HAVE to accept cookies ( mid-day today, it said there were 111 of them that are "necessary"!! A HUNDRED AND ELEVEN!! ) and then I have to go to another place to adjust settings and/or preferences. And THEN, opting out of advertising cookies can or will cause problems with the content that I WANT?

I'm really not amused with this whole thing!


Texas, like many other states, has consumer privacy legislation pending, patterned after California's CCPA.  Industry experts expect this trend to sweep across the USA in 2020.  Companies, including Groundspeak, have built compliant solutions that they hope will be extensible to other jurisdictions.  So yeah, you should care.

 

10 minutes ago, zookeepertx said:

 

GDPR?

 

GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation, enacted by the European Union.  It's regarded as the most modern and far-reaching online privacy legislation, and served as a model for the CCPA.  GDPR affords EU residents with the "right to be forgotten" which is why, on Geocaching.com, you can now erase all traces of your existence (logs, forum posts, etc.) by written request of HQ.

 

In my day job, I have compliance risk management oversight of CCPA and GDPR compliance for all commercial activities of my Fortune 500 employer.  It is a huge compliance effort.  This month and next, you can expect to see similar changes to all the other websites that you use, just like you did when GDPR came into effect.

  • Upvote 2
  • Helpful 3

Share this post


Link to post
1 minute ago, Keystone said:


Texas, like many other states, has consumer privacy legislation pending, patterned after California's CCPA.  Industry experts expect this trend to sweep across the USA in 2020.  Companies, including Groundspeak, have built compliant solutions that they hope will be extensible to other jurisdictions.  So yeah, you should care.

 

GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation, enacted by the European Union.  It's regarded as the most modern and far-reaching online privacy legislation, and served as a model for the CCPA.  GDPR affords EU residents with the "right to be forgotten" which is why, on Geocaching.com, you can now erase all traces of your existence (logs, forum posts, etc.) by written request of HQ.

 

In my day job, I have compliance risk management oversight of CCPA and GDPR compliance for all commercial activities of my Fortune 500 employer.  It is a huge compliance effort.  This month and next, you can expect to see similar changes to all the other websites that you use, just like you did when GDPR came into effect.

 

Hmmm, see that sounds kinda ominous to me. If we have MORE cookies, to me that sounds like LESS privacy.

 

 

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, zookeepertx said:

I'm in TX; what do I care about a CA privacy law?

 

It's fine.  If there's any US state known for unbiased, sensible legislation, it's California.

 

Oh, wait... :huh:

  • Funny 6
  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post

Is the effect of this law, that we agree to waive any new privacy rights (accept cookies!) to get a functioning website?  And I mean in general, not just here?

 

Is this law pointless?  If it actually improves privacy somehow, I haven't been smart enough to figure out how.

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post

I'm also sad because tomorrow I'll be making an unusual (for me) drive and would love to find a few caches in an area I won't be back to for months. Now, I won't be able to. :(

Share this post


Link to post
53 minutes ago, zookeepertx said:

I'm also sad because tomorrow I'll be making an unusual (for me) drive and would love to find a few caches in an area I won't be back to for months. Now, I won't be able to. :(

Yes you will.

I see no difference on the website, it"s all working as before but then again, I block a lot of things already.

Don't know about logging (I do that via API and GSAK) but logs are showing and loading as I scroll down.

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Posted (edited)

Most of the problems of the past few hours seem to have been fixed.

I found the following:

If I call up a profile and want to switch to one of the tabs there, for example "Photos", then a loading process starts, but this always brings me (back) to the profile start page.

No other tab page can be loaded.

EDIT:

I also noticed:

I log a cache, which works so far. After entering the log I do not get an overview of the log text etc. but it loads the log page again. As before, this is empty and contains no data. But the log itself is probably entered, because when I go to the listing of the cache, I see the found-it smiley (in the right upper corner) and with the log entries also my log.

Edited by *AGUK*

Share this post


Link to post

This update still has several problems (even after accepting ALL cookies):

1. Using firefox brower: If you click on the pencil icon within a cache page to edit the coordinates (after solving a mystery eg.) the pop-up is displayed. But on clicking "Accept" (after entering the changed coordinates) nothing happens, the popup does not close and the coordinates are unchanged. 

2. If I do the same as 1. in Chrome browser the popup will not open at all.

3. The repatcha frame is missing both in Firefox and chrome browser. Therefore the integrated geocecker is unusable ( Recaptcha validation failed. )

  • Helpful 1

Share this post


Link to post

Well, I'm sure it will be fixed, but here's what I found (in addition to other problems mentioned in this thread):
I can't edit my pictures.
I can't look at pictures from other logs on a cache-page, past the first page.
I can't drop trackables (The inventory menu won't open).

(Using windows 10 and accepting all cookies)

 

When I am accepting functional cookies only I can't log PM only caches (although I am a premium member)

  • Helpful 1

Share this post


Link to post

Good Morning

and a happy new Year everyone.

I recognize most of the Bugs mentioned in the last few hours here.

Additional, i can't edit my log entries.

Share this post


Link to post

I am using Window 10 and accepting cookies

 

1) Can't use pocket queries

2) Can't use advance search

3) Can't view other cachers or my own profile (geocaches, trackable.....) In fact the stats bar is broken.

4) Can't edit pictures.

 

These are the problems I have noticed so far. However there may be more.

 

 

  • Helpful 2

Share this post


Link to post
26 minutes ago, dimwit61 said:

1) Can't use pocket queries

2) Can't use advance search

3) Can't view other cachers or my own profile (geocaches, trackable.....) In fact the stats bar is broken.

4) Can't edit pictures.

 

FWIW all these are working as intended for me, Linux+Firefox, I've accepted all cookies via my profile page, and I'm using the new profile/dashboard views.

  • Helpful 2

Share this post


Link to post

That does solve problem 3, however, I still can't do pocket queries and new dashboard won't do advanced searches.

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, Twentse Mug said:

The scripts on the page like Project GC and GC Little Helper still don't work.

It does work here.

 

Win10 Pro, FF71-64bit

Noscript blocks cookiebot.com / googletagmanager.com /googletagservices.com

Tampermonkey GClh II works as expected (and as before)

 

Anyone tried blocking cookiebot.com as it seems cookies might be the problem?

 

 

  • Upvote 1
  • Helpful 1
  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, dimwit61 said:

1) Can't use pocket queries

2) Can't use advance search

3) Can't view other cachers or my own profile (geocaches, trackable.....) In fact the stats bar is broken.

4) Can't edit pictures.

 

 

1. no issue, PQs can be made, edited, saved

2. not tried

3. no issue. own profile works, other cacher's profile works, look at trackables/geocaches.... statistics OK too

4. no issue.

 

In fact, I notice no difference in the site's behavior between now and before. If it weren't for these forum posts I wouldn't have known anything had changed.

 

I haven't seen any pop-up to accept/decline cookies either.

 

 

Edited by on4bam
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post

Tried on my tablet (Android) with FF (latest version).

Got cookie notice and declined ALL except functional.

Cachepages work as expected. I see all logs.

Edit log works.

View profile works

View other cacher's profile works as do all tabs (geocaches, trackables, statistics...)

I do use Noscript lite, ublock Origin, Ghostery.

 

  • Helpful 1
  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
18 minutes ago, on4bam said:

In fact, I notice no difference in the site's behavior between now and before. If it weren't for these forum posts I wouldn't have known anything had changed.

Me too, and I only accepted the cookies last night after seeing this thread, but everything was still working before I did that.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Posted (edited)

PC running Windows Firefox 70.0 with or without scripts

my admin account is seeing 404 errors on opening lists from list hub. These are "old lists". They will load, after a refresh or two  or more.

My player account does not see this,  opening new list from hub.

 

 

Edited by Isonzo Karst
  • Helpful 1

Share this post


Link to post
Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, on4bam said:

I notice no difference in the site's behavior between now and before

Same here - with the exception of LilDevil's StreetView map 2.0.1 not working properly.

But that's a script issue - not the site's fault. ;-)

Edited by HHL
  • Helpful 2

Share this post


Link to post
Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, on4bam said:

Win10 Pro, FF71-64bit

Noscript blocks cookiebot.com / googletagmanager.com /googletagservices.com

Tampermonkey GClh II works as expected (and as before)

 

Anyone tried blocking cookiebot.com as it seems cookies might be the problem?

 

Same Firefox, same sites blocked by NoScript.  Like you, I've had no problems.

 

Observation: cookiebot.com is new on the list, and is blocked by my default settings.

 

Speculation: cookiebot.com is some snake-oil javascript sold as a way to easily get in compliance with that pesky law.

 

Observation: I don't remember seeing any cookie prompt from geocaching.com, recently or ever.  I've certainly never seen a very detailed cookie prompt such as in screenshots people have posted here.

 

Speculation: cookiebot.com is breaking things.

 

Edited by Viajero Perdido
  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post

With cookiebot.com unblocked, the one oddity I noticed was that pages would initially load with only image placeholders displayed for the majority of images. There'd be a short pause (on the order of a second) and then all the images would appear. Blocking cookiebot.com allowed pages to load normally.

 

Even with cookiebot.com unblocked, the old pages for logging caches, profiles, etc., all seemed to be functional. I was able to log a cache yesterday with no spinning green wheels of death or unexpected redirections to another page. Just that "wait just a second while I look for those images..." behaviour when a page was loaded. I can't comment on the new pages as I don't use them wherever possible.

  • Upvote 1
  • Helpful 3

Share this post


Link to post

Blocking cookiebot.com solves all my problems, at the page and with all my tampermonkey scripts. (GClh, Mystery Wizzard, ...) :)
 

  • Upvote 1
  • Helpful 1
  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post

For me, editing a cache page started to hang when saving the content. The content is stored correctly but the preview will not appear.

 

I tried to block cookiebot.com without effect.

Share this post


Link to post

I am using Firefox 71.0 (64-Bit) with that addon uBlock Origin 1.24.2
In that addon, under "My Filters", I have entered cookiebot.com

  • Upvote 1
  • Helpful 1
  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post

Oh, this is all getting SO confusing to me!

  • Don't know about logging (I do that via API and GSAK)
  • Seamonkey
  • The scripts on the page like Project GC and GC Little Helper still don't work.
  • Win10 Pro, FF71-64bit
  • Noscript blocks cookiebot.com / googletagmanager.com /googletagservices.com. Tampermonkey GClh II works as expected (and as before)
  • Blocking cookiebot.com solves all my problems, at the page and with all my tampermonkey scripts. (GClh, Mystery Wizzard, ...)

See, I have NO idea what any of that means! It's all totally greek to me! All I'm trying to do is search for caches in the area I'm going to, maybe look at some of the logs, and then log them. Simple! It was so easy and enjoyable; I don't want to have to build/reprogram the internet. My head would explode!

 

Also, most of the posts here updating on different experiences with the "upgrades" are from people that have, presumably, accepted cookies. That's exactly what I have a problem with! I don't see why I should have to expose MORE of my information out there in the world.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
12 minutes ago, zookeepertx said:

Also, most of the posts here updating on different experiences with the "upgrades" are from people that have, presumably, accepted cookies. That's exactly what I have a problem with! I don't see why I should have to expose MORE of my information out there in the world.

 

Nope, I haven't accepted any cookies (or at least not more than needed and were accepted earlier)

3rd party cookies > never accept

Lots of sites are blocked anyway by Noscript, Ghostery and Disconnect.

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post

I, too, can confirm that blocking cookiebot.com solves (at least a lot of) problems. I observed some of the issues mentioned above since yesterday. Also, I had do deactivate the Tampermonkey Mystery Wizard script to have logs displayed again.

After blocking cookiebot.com via uBlock, pages load faster and completely, even after I activated Mystery Wizard again. So, I expect the cookiebot stuff to be implemented incorrectly.

  • Helpful 1

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, Bandraz said:

So, I expect the cookiebot stuff to be implemented incorrectly.

Yes, maybe the cookiebot stuff is implemented incorrectly.

Other possibilities are, the cookiebot stuff is paid junk, or the cookiebot stuff is also supposed to hinder or prevent the execution of scripts, or ...

Share this post


Link to post
4 hours ago, on4bam said:

 

Nope, I haven't accepted any cookies (or at least not more than needed and were accepted earlier)

3rd party cookies > never accept

Lots of sites are blocked anyway by Noscript, Ghostery and Disconnect.

 

But if I don't accept cookies, it won't even let me into the site! How did you know for sure which ones were needed and which were already accepted earlier? And I don't know how to recognize 3rd party cookies. I mean, I assume those would be ones not related to Geocaching, but everything online has such random names, how can you tell?

And Noscript, Ghostery, Disconnect? I have zero clue what those even are! (Did I mention that I'm very technology challenged?  :unsure: )

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
4 hours ago, zookeepertx said:

Oh, this is all getting SO confusing to me!

  • Don't know about logging (I do that via API and GSAK)
  • Seamonkey
  • The scripts on the page like Project GC and GC Little Helper still don't work.
  • Win10 Pro, FF71-64bit
  • Noscript blocks cookiebot.com / googletagmanager.com /googletagservices.com. Tampermonkey GClh II works as expected (and as before)
  • Blocking cookiebot.com solves all my problems, at the page and with all my tampermonkey scripts. (GClh, Mystery Wizzard, ...)

See, I have NO idea what any of that means! It's all totally greek to me! All I'm trying to do is search for caches in the area I'm going to, maybe look at some of the logs, and then log them. Simple! It was so easy and enjoyable; I don't want to have to build/reprogram the internet. My head would explode!

 

Also, most of the posts here updating on different experiences with the "upgrades" are from people that have, presumably, accepted cookies. That's exactly what I have a problem with! I don't see why I should have to expose MORE of my information out there in the world.

 

It is helpful to note browser or app and operating system, plus any add-ons, when trying to troubleshoot problems. This update has affected different set-ups in different ways.

 

The first person is not using the web site to post logs; they are using a geocaching database program for Windows (not from geocaching.com).

 

Seamonkey is a browser in the Firefox family. It's open source, and sort of like Netscape used to be.

 

FF71-64 bit is a specific version of Firefox, 64-bit, on Windows 10.

 

Noscript is an add-on that blocks Javascript.

 

cookiebot.com seems to be the source of the new "This site uses cookies" panel, and as someone speculated above, is being promoted to web sites as a solution to privacy laws.

 

You don't have to worry about any of this. Whether you are or aren't seeing problems, it will help the Groundspeak developers (and your fellow geocachers) if you say what browser or app and what operating system you use.

  • Helpful 2

Share this post


Link to post
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, zookeepertx said:

But if I don't accept cookies, it won't even let me into the site!

 

Workaround.  Find a way to disable cookiebot.com - via NoScript, Ghostery, uBlock, firewall, hosts, router, whatever, as already discussed - and you never get asked about cookies, and you can use the site as usual.

 

I've decided I can't trust cookiebot to not break other sites as well, and as such, have given it pride of place at the top of my router block list, right beside some untrustworthy media outlets.  No access, no breakage, from any of my devices.  :ph34r:

 

cookiebot.jpg

Edited by Viajero Perdido
  • Helpful 1

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 13

×
×
  • Create New...