Safari and HBO Go website

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by coldjeanzzz, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    I seem to have a problem staying logged into the HBO Go website using Safari. I have to reenter all my login info after I quite Safari so it's a real pain. I don't have this issue with any other website using Safari. Currently I have cookies setup to block third parties and advertisers and I haven't had a problem, but this website isn't playing nice. It will say logged in if I use Google Chrome however.

    My guess is that Safari is treating HBO go like a third party/advertiser website, is there a work around for this to allow cookies from this site? The strange thing is that if I view all my cookies stored HBO go shows up.
  2. MLinneer macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2013
    Sherman, TX
    My provider, CableOne, is partnered with HBO and CNN for streaming. I have to have 3rd party cookies ON in order to logon and view streaming content through either service. If I have them OFF, the login popup window gives an error that my login is not valid. Exactly the same result in Safari, Chrome, or Firefox.

    Interestingly, CNN will auto-login after the cookie is set but I have to re-login to HBO Go every session.
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Think about it. When using HBO Go you have to authenticate with whoever your HBO provider is (cable, satellite, etc). That would be a third party. Therefore, if you block 3rd party cookies...

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