Private browser tab - except not.

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  1. Nova

    Nova livin on the edge of the ledge Writer

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    I am a contributing writer to a baseball blog under the umbrella of Baseball Prospectus
    As such, all the writers jointly share subscription access to source material sites like, in the case of this question, Baseball America.

    My name is not the primary name on the account so I cannot seek support advice for this question so I'll ask it here.

    Everytime I try to click on a paywall protected article, the BA site blocks me and says "you cannot continue because you are using a private browser window"

    Except...
    I'm not.

    How do I fix this?

    (BTW: Firefox Quantum)
  2. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    Do you have your browser set to reject cookies? I'm trying to think of what characteristics of a private browser window the site could be recognizing, and that's the first one that came to mind.
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  3. spot261

    spot261 Hysterical Little Girl

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    This might seem blindingly obvious and all manner of patronising, but have you tried a different browser?
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  4. Amaris

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    What extensions do you have? Privacy Badger, for example, has been known to trigger that warning on occasion.
  5. spot261

    spot261 Hysterical Little Girl

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    Smart arse.
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  6. Amaris

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    It's the smartest part of me. :bailey:
  7. Nova

    Nova livin on the edge of the ledge Writer

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    nope, I checked all that obvious stuff in the settings. At some point I'm going to try visiting in Chrome and see if i get a different result but it's tedious to change browsers for one job
  8. Nova

    Nova livin on the edge of the ledge Writer

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    nothing that seems obviously related.
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    If you have third party cookies enabled, have no extensions blocking sites (that includes ad blockers), and aren't in a private browsing window, all I can think of is you have tracking protection enabled.