I feel your frustration with IE8. I upgraded from IE7 to IE8 and i lost all ability to log onto the internet. I somehow was able to log on using AOL and I saw an offer for Google Chrome and I downloaded and everything was fine.
After much reading about FireFox, I downloaded and I prefer FireFox with faster page downloads. I still use both. I will never use IE8 again. No thanks, Microsoft.
With FireFox and Google, you are not subject to the brutal virus attacks. Good Luck and happy to see your problem is solved.
I awaiting the arrival of my new Droid.
I will never own another Blackberry.
I've got to tell you, this is the biggest grief I've ever encountered on a forum site! I've gone crazy - done everything mentioned. It works fine. Leave the computer, come back an hour or so later - bam! Locked out again! I'm wearing out my keyboard I've done this so many times! Firefox just keeps breaking down with it! I'm on Safari now (which I hate) and I am able to log in. But I want FF! Are we going to get this fixed eventually? It's not just a cookie problem - it's a recurring problem here. I've gone through the routine several times, but the success lasts only for a while, then for no reason starts again.
Just updated the steps I had to take to fix Chrome... deleted cookies 6 times to no avail, then had to clear other stuff from Chrome as well and voila.
For Chrome Users: I just tested this in Chrome and deleted cookies 5 times with no fix. However, once I followed these steps, it worked:
Open Chrome to a Blank Tab
Go to Preferences -> Under the Hood
Show Cookies & Website Permissions
Type in the website name (droidforums.net, or what have you)
Only the cookies for droidforums.net will come up, Delete All
Close the Delete Cookies Tab
Go to "Personal Stuff" Tab
Click on "Clear Browsing Data"
Check every Box except "Clear Saved Passwords"
Make sure to set "Clear Data From This Period" to Everything
Close Down Chrome Completely (Quit out, don't just close the window)
That fixed it for me.
Google Chrome really requires you to run CC cleaner to ensure it is alright. I have been able to log in twice only to have it kick me out the next time. You really need to run CC Cleaner.