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BBC iPlayer cookies

Digsy 1971

Active Member
Now that BBC iPlayer requires a login, can someone help with precisely which cookies I need to enable / allow so that the site remembers that I am logged in?

Currently I have allowed cookies to from:
account.bbc.com
bbcdotcom.2ct.net
www.bbc.co.uk
www.bbc.com

...but it still asks me to log in every time. I have checked the cookie "control panel" in the hep section and it says I have all relevant cookies enabled.

Thanks.
 

Digsy 1971

Active Member
No takers on this? :) :)

Just posting up that I have literally just got this sorted out. I guess that one of the peculiarities of my system is that I watch iPlayer through Firefox with NoScript and all cookies blocked by default. Therefore getting any website to work usually requires a little bit of tweaking (usually just enabling scripts from the base domain and enabling cookies for that site if I want it to remember stuff about me each time I visit). However, none of that was working for iPlayer.

Oddly I can still only find a handful of other people reporting this issue, but I thought i would post this up anyway in case it helps someone.

I worked out that when accessing iPlayer, cookies from the following domains appear on my machine:
2cnt.net
account.bbc.com
bbc.co.uk
bbc.com
session.bbc.co.uk
session.bbc.com

Apart from 2cnt.net these all looked fairly trustworthy so I allowed them to persist, but no luck. After closing the browser window iPlayer forgot I was ever logged in.

Eventually (as in almost 6 months later) I found another cookie was begin set by edigitalsurvey.com

Allowing this does retain the login between sessions - at least today. No idea what else "edigitalsurvey" does and its a bit annoying that a cookie that isn't from the BBC seems to be the key to remaining logged in, but there you have it - problem solved.
 

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