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Post edited October 29, 2013 by Fallen_Zen
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skeletonbow: Occasionally when GOG downloader starts up I am greeted with a dialog box asking me whether it is ok to permit it to add cookies to my system. That's a bit of a surprise for me because for starters I do not use Internet Explorer and it is trying to set cookies in Internet Explorer, and I don't allow it or see any good reason why it should be setting cookies in any web browser.

Why does GOG downloader use cookies for anything at all? If it were any other program my "trust radar" would be working overtime and I'd uninstall the program for trying to tamper with browser cookies. I completely trust GOG though so I'm giving the benefit of doubt about it not being for nefarious purposes, but I'm not allowing it to happen either. I don't want any software setting cookies on my computer for any reason except the web browser that I actually use (Firefox) itself, and only then once I've given a particular website permission to do so (I use the CookieMonster extension to control what sites can set/read cookies).

If someone from GOG.com could explain what this is trying to do it would be nice to know, but it seems to be a bad practice in general as it makes the assumption someone is using Internet Explorer as their web browser which is not only a bad assumption to make, it is a decreasingly correct one as other browsers take over the marketshare. It shouldn't be setting cookies in any browser though really.

GOG.com feedback appreciated.
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Szulak: Could you make any screenshot of it? The GOG Downloader doesn't need any cookies at all (I am creator of it the Downloader).
Sure, next time it happens I will take a screenie.
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skeletonbow: Occasionally when GOG downloader starts up I am greeted with a dialog box asking me whether it is ok to permit it to add cookies to my system. That's a bit of a surprise for me because for starters I do not use Internet Explorer and it is trying to set cookies in Internet Explorer, and I don't allow it or see any good reason why it should be setting cookies in any web browser.

Why does GOG downloader use cookies for anything at all? If it were any other program my "trust radar" would be working overtime and I'd uninstall the program for trying to tamper with browser cookies. I completely trust GOG though so I'm giving the benefit of doubt about it not being for nefarious purposes, but I'm not allowing it to happen either. I don't want any software setting cookies on my computer for any reason except the web browser that I actually use (Firefox) itself, and only then once I've given a particular website permission to do so (I use the CookieMonster extension to control what sites can set/read cookies).

If someone from GOG.com could explain what this is trying to do it would be nice to know, but it seems to be a bad practice in general as it makes the assumption someone is using Internet Explorer as their web browser which is not only a bad assumption to make, it is a decreasingly correct one as other browsers take over the marketshare. It shouldn't be setting cookies in any browser though really.

GOG.com feedback appreciated.
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Szulak: Could you make any screenshot of it? The GOG Downloader doesn't need any cookies at all (I am creator of it the Downloader).
Ok it just happened again. I got a notification there was a new game update, went to my shelf (in Firefox 29) and the game updated was "To the Moon". I clicked on the game and then on the bonus materials button which fired up GOG downloader and as it started I got the following Internet Explorer cookie popup attached below as requested. I did not close the cookie dialogue (it is still open), however the download went ahead in GOG downloader as did the game download which I clicked on next.

If you could look into this it'd be very much appreciated, thanks!

Update: Some additional info...
This is in Windows 7 64bit Professional. I confirmed it was an IE dialogue because it has a help button on it and when I click on that it brings up Windows Help and Support with a page explaining what cookies are. Also, the dialogue clearly shows it is for gog.com, and my dialogue box has the GOG downloader icon in my taskbar and they are magnetized together showing they're from the same process.

Update - May 8, 2014:
Just got update notification for Real Myst game update. GOG Downloader fired off another IE cookie warning exactly the same as the last one only with Data=71 instead of 42 as per the attached image. Feedback from anyone at all from GOG.com would be appreciated. Another user has indicated they're seeing this also (Hypersomniac Live, just below my post) so I'm not the only one.
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Post edited May 08, 2014 by skeletonbow
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skeletonbow: Occasionally when GOG downloader starts up I am greeted with a dialog box asking me whether it is ok to permit it to add cookies to my system. That's a bit of a surprise for me because for starters I do not use Internet Explorer and it is trying to set cookies in Internet Explorer, and I don't allow it or see any good reason why it should be setting cookies in any web browser.

Why does GOG downloader use cookies for anything at all? If it were any other program my "trust radar" would be working overtime and I'd uninstall the program for trying to tamper with browser cookies. I completely trust GOG though so I'm giving the benefit of doubt about it not being for nefarious purposes, but I'm not allowing it to happen either. I don't want any software setting cookies on my computer for any reason except the web browser that I actually use (Firefox) itself, and only then once I've given a particular website permission to do so (I use the CookieMonster extension to control what sites can set/read cookies).

If someone from GOG.com could explain what this is trying to do it would be nice to know, but it seems to be a bad practice in general as it makes the assumption someone is using Internet Explorer as their web browser which is not only a bad assumption to make, it is a decreasingly correct one as other browsers take over the marketshare. It shouldn't be setting cookies in any browser though really.

GOG.com feedback appreciated.
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Szulak: Could you make any screenshot of it? The GOG Downloader doesn't need any cookies at all (I am creator of it the Downloader).
I just got the exact same privacy alert - it's actually your typical Windows Privacy Alert when you start any app that phones to its site and that triggers a cookie request.
I'm more than 100% certain that it was not the case the last time I used the GOG Downloader or any other time before today.

As skeletonbow said, the download went ahead (already finished), though I still have that message window open.
I'm going to deny the cookie and hopefully it won't affect the usability of the GOG Downloader. I'm also tempted to tick the "Apply my decision to all cookies from this website", but I fear it might affect my ability to log in to my account.

If cookies are not required by the GOG Downloader, please check what happened that causes this request - it's not very reassuring to get this alert.

Cheers!


EDIT: OK, this is getting a bit ridiculous - I get the Privacy Alert for each and every download I initiate via the GOG Downloader, though I clearly denied it the first time.
Please, look into this A.S.A.P.
Post edited May 06, 2014 by HypersomniacLive
Broken here on windows 8.1 pro 64 bit. I click on the game to download with downloader on and nothing ever shows up in the downloader app screen. Just sits there like a big dummy.

I've uninstalled/reinstalled several times. Also deleted the C:\Users\Steve\AppData\Local GOG folder. No go no matter what.

Also tried different compatibility settings. Allowed it in firewall and windows defender also.
Post edited May 07, 2014 by sgoshe
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sgoshe: Broken here on windows 8.1 pro 64 bit. I click on the game to download with downloader on and nothing ever shows up in the downloader app screen. Just sits there like a big dummy.
Try with a different browser. This is usually a problem with the gogdownloader:// protocol not be correctly set. There should be instructions about resetting it somewhere, tell me if you want me to find them. Knowing your browser would also help of course ;)
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sgoshe: Broken here on windows 8.1 pro 64 bit. I click on the game to download with downloader on and nothing ever shows up in the downloader app screen. Just sits there like a big dummy.
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JMich: Try with a different browser. This is usually a problem with the gogdownloader:// protocol not be correctly set. There should be instructions about resetting it somewhere, tell me if you want me to find them. Knowing your browser would also help of course ;)
Thanks for the quick reply. Using Chrome, will try IE and see what happens. Never thought it could be browser related.

UPDATE: I'll be darned, it does work with IE. Any way to fix it on Chrome?
Post edited May 07, 2014 by sgoshe
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sgoshe: Thanks for the quick reply. Using Chrome, will try IE and see what happens. Never thought it could be browser related.
Has been reported some months before. Take a look here for the previous discussion concerning Chrome and the downloader. Seems to be Chrome + Win8 specific though.
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sgoshe: Thanks for the quick reply. Using Chrome, will try IE and see what happens. Never thought it could be browser related.
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JMich: Has been reported some months before. Take a look here for the previous discussion concerning Chrome and the downloader. Seems to be Chrome + Win8 specific though.
Bummer. Thanks for the help, at least I know it will work with other browsers. Sure is strange.
I've updated my post above regarding GOG Downloader trying to use Internet Explorer cookies
Just bought my 1st games from COG
Non of them will Install


I just get runtime error
I used the downloader
I am using windows 8.1



Don't know what to do
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bsharp2: Don't know what to do
First of all, don't panic.

Now, do you get the runtime error when you try to download the games or when you try to install them?

If it's when you try to download them, try switching the downloader mode to off, so you download through your browser. The downloader requires .NET 3.5 SP1 as I recall, though Win 8 should have it by default.

If the problem is during installation, try running them with the /silent parameter, which should install them with default values for installation directories and so on.
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bsharp2: Don't know what to do
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JMich: First of all, don't panic.

Now, do you get the runtime error when you try to download the games or when you try to install them?

If it's when you try to download them, try switching the downloader mode to off, so you download through your browser. The downloader requires .NET 3.5 SP1 as I recall, though Win 8 should have it by default.

If the problem is during installation, try running them with the /silent parameter, which should install them with default values for installation directories and so on.
Its when I try to Install them
How do I run them with the silent Parameter
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bsharp2: Its when I try to Install them
How do I run them with the silent Parameter
So you already have the setup_{gamename}.exe file on your computer. Create a shortcut to them, and add at the end of the target field the /silent parameter. See attached image for a Win 7 example, though it shouldn't be that different in Win 8.
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skeletonbow: Ok it just happened again. I got a notification there was a new game update, went to my shelf (in Firefox 29) and the game updated was "To the Moon". I clicked on the game and then on the bonus materials button which fired up GOG downloader and as it started I got the following Internet Explorer cookie popup attached below as requested. I did not close the cookie dialogue (it is still open), however the download went ahead in GOG downloader as did the game download which I clicked on next.

If you could look into this it'd be very much appreciated, thanks!
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The Downloader queries the website, which could prompt the cookie notification window. The main dev responsible for the Downloader has assured me that it does not use cookies on its own.
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bsharp2: Its when I try to Install them
How do I run them with the silent Parameter
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JMich: So you already have the setup_{gamename}.exe file on your computer. Create a shortcut to them, and add at the end of the target field the /silent parameter. See attached image for a Win 7 example, though it shouldn't be that different in Win 8.
Ok, tried that
I still get the same message
Will not Install