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.
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.
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.
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.