IE11 Thinking it is a Cookieless Browser

Recently I had an issue where IE11 did not want to track cookies turning IE11 into a Cookieless Browser.  I learned quickly this is the default behaviour of the browser unless you uncheck a no-tracking option during its setup.  You know that you have an issue when you have a url that has hash like injection in it after a user signs in.  Since you cannot force your users to turn off the no-tracking option, here is a way I got around it for sites with logins.

In the code below, the key is cookieless=”UseCookies”

 <authentication mode="Forms">  
  <forms name=".AUTH" cookieless="UseCookies" loginUrl="/" timeout="10000" path="/" />  

Andrew Pallant (@LdnDeveloper) has been a web, database and desktop developer for over 16 years. Andrew has worked on projects that ranged from factory automation to writing business applications. Most recently he has been heavily involved in various forms for ecommerce projects. Over the years Andrew has worn many hats: Project Manager, IT Manager, Lead Developer, Supervisor of Developers and many more - See more at:

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