[Eril-l] '400 Bad Request' / 'Please clear cookies and try again'

McNally, Ryan r.mcnally at northeastern.edu
Thu Aug 3 13:03:20 PDT 2017


Over the past two months, we are having a noticeable increase of problem reports regarding '400 Bad Request' errors and other glitches that are solved by telling the user to clear their cookies and try again.

These are easily fixed but the frequency is alarming and I worry how many research attempts are abandoned rather than reported. It seems to happen mostly with Chrome, but that may be just because it's our users' favorite browser.

Is anyone doing anything at the administration level to curb these? We could encourage people to use incognito windows but I'd rather find a simpler solution.


Ryan McNally
E-Resource Technology Coordinator
Snell Library
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue, SL 260
Boston MA 02115
r.mcnally at northeastern.edu<mailto:r.mcnally at northeastern.edu>

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