How to Fix ‘We’ve Detected a Problem with your Cookie Settings’?

Google’s dominance over its competitors in the aspect of the search engine, electronic mails and video sharing services continues in this modern era. Google, YouTube, Gmail are much more preferred by its users for its features, simplicity, and pace. However, when you are not able to access these websites on your browser is infuriating. The error ‘We’ve detected a problem with your cookie settings’ appears when you are trying to access Gmail, Google or YouTube.

We’ve Detected a Problem with your Cookie Settings

The said error is not restricted to one browser only, but rather, it can appear on different browsers like Opera, Firefox and Brave. As the error message suggests, this error is caused by your browser’s cookies settings. Nonetheless, we’ll be covering the said error message in this article and then guiding you on how to resolve the issue with ease. So, let us begin.

What causes the ‘We’ve Detected a Problem with your Cookie Settings’ Error Message?

As we have mentioned above, the error message appears when you are trying to access YouTube, Google or Gmail. The cause of the error message is pretty simple and mentioned in the error message. The problem arises when your cookies are corrupted or when an action is taken against your browser cookies by the browser specified in the settings. Therefore, to resolve the issue, you will have to manually remove all the cookies and then try accessing the website.

Removing all the Cookies

Now, to fix the issue, as we have mentioned before, you will have to delete all the cookies. This solution has worked for many users and will hopefully fix your issue as well. Here’s how to do it:

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open up Mozilla Firefox.
  2. On the top-right corner, click on More button and then click on Options.
  3. Navigate to the Privacy & Security section.
  4. Scroll down until you see Cookies and Site Data.
  5. Click on Clear Data.
    Clearing Browsing Data in Firefox
  6. Make sure both the options are selected and click Clear.
  7. Try accessing the websites again.


  1. Open up Opera.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Go to Advanced > Privacy and Security.
  4. Now, under Privacy and Security, locate Clear browsing data and click on it.
  5. Make sure Cookies and other site data is ticked.
    Clearing Browsing Data in Opera
  6. For the Time range, select All time.
  7. Finally, click on Clear data.
  8. See if the issue persists.

Note: If you are using Opera, check what Clear cookies is set to by default. If you face the issue again, you can try changing this value and then try the above steps. This will fix the issue.


  1. Open up Brave and click on the Menu button.
  2. Select Settings from the drop-down list.
  3. Go to the Security section on the left-hand side.
  4. Click on Clear Browsing Data Now.
  5. Make sure Browser History, All site cookies and Saved site settings and permissions are selected. (You can tick each box also just to be on the safer side)
    Clearing Browsing Data in Brave
  6. Click Clear.
  7. Once done, check if the issue is still there.

Kevin Arrows

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