Are you experiencing difficulties with LinkedIn when you are using the Google Chrome browser?
I was having big problems with this for quite some time. For example, anytime I wanted to move from my LinkedIn profile to LinkedIn Groups, or Company Pages in Chrome, I was getting logged out. It was super annoying!
First I submitted a support request and the response I received did not solve the problem, so I'll spare you of that information. Next I scoured the internet for an answer and found suggestions but nothing that really walked you through the process of resolution.
Finally after some in-depth research I figured out the fix! Read on for the solution.
The problem is cookies. Not chocolate chip cookies but internet cookies. If you don't know what web cookies are, basically they track your sessions and your behavior on a particular site. Learn more about internet cookies here.
In layman's terms, there is some sort of conflict with Google Chrome and LinkedIn cookies. To solve the problem, you are going to have to remove LinkedIn cookies from your Chrome browser.
I'm not sure yet of the impact of this action, other than LinkedIn has less data about my behavior on the network. Ultimately that may mean the ads they serve me aren't as relevant. I'm ok with that.
Here is a 5-step quick guide for fixing your Google Chrome/LinkedIn problem:
1. Go to Chrome “Preferences”
2. Scroll down to “Privacy Settings” and select “Content Settings”
(choose “content” settings”)
3. When you are in “Content Settings”, select “All Cookies and Site Data”
4. On the “All Cookies and Site Data” page, you will see a search box at the top right. Search for “LinkedIn”
5. When your search is completed and you see all the LinkedIn cookies, click the button to “Remove All”.
This action is going to delete all of the LinkedIn cookies within your Google Chrome browser. This will solve your automated logout from LinkedIn problem.
Let me know if it worked for you!