On occasion, the single sign-on authentication for a few of the systems I work with stops working due to an issue with the cookies stored in my web browser. The solution is simple enough; delete the cookies, and Bob’s your uncle. I don’t, however, want to delete all cookies, as that would mean that all of my logged-in sessions stop working. Instead, I want to delete the cookies for the site or sites affected by the issue. Here’s how:
- Go to Settings > Advanced Settings > Content settings > Cookies > See all cookies and site data
- (You can also access this by copy/pasting chrome://settings/siteData into your address bar and hitting Enter)
- In the Search bar, enter the address or name of the site that is causing you problems
- Remove the cookies you want to remove
While this is an annoying issue, this workaround has stood me in good stead for a good long while now. There are other reasons why you might want to do this too, of course – when would you use this?