F*%K GOOGLE CHROME

PROBLEM: With the newest release of Google Chrome, you will not be able to take the tests without making some changes to your Google Chrome settings.

If you dont want to read the technical mumbo jumbo, then click
here to scroll down to the Solution.

 

The privacy and security of our users is our #1 priority. Educational records, especially testing scores are as confidential as medical or financial records.

We do not run any ads on our website.

 

We do not record, or store your information for commercial or distribution purposes.

  • The information that you provide to us when signing up has never been nor will ever be sold to anyone. Ever.

  • The email address that you use to take a practice test is ONLY used to

    • identify/authenticate you as a user taking the test

    • look up your answers/results in our database to provide you with your scores online or via a score report

However, with the newest release of Google Chrome 84.0.4147.125 on 10th August, 2020, users will be unable to take our tests because:

  • Google Chrome treats cross-site cookies without a SameSite attribute as SameSite=lax.

  • Google Chrome automatically blocks identification/authentication requests set by cross-site cookies without a SameSite attribute, rendering you unable to log in and start the test.

  • Google Chrome will only allow SameSite cookies for cross-site use if SameSite is set to None, Secure even though they are being generated via a HTTPS request and not an insecure HTTP request.

In addition to these unnecessary changes, Google Chrome has been known to use large amounts of RAM resources, slowing down your browsing experience in general. Most people that are familiar with computer and web architecture and design do not prefer to use Google Chrome.

While Google continues to claim that they are doing everything in order to protect user privacy, their products feed on your data. Just take a look at this article here on the Washington Post here and here.

 

SOLUTION: Therefore, there are two ways of resolving this issue:

1. If you wish to continue using Google Chrome, 

  • Open a new tab

  • Type chrome://flags

  • Find the 'SameSite by default cookies' property and change it to 'Disabled'

  • Find the 'Cookies without SameSite must be secure' property and change it to 'Disabled'

2. Download Mozilla Firefox

Firefox is open-source. Which means it is transparent. Anyone can view the code behind the Firefox browser. This transparency is key to truly giving the user the power to understand and control their privacy. It makes sense. We recommend Mozilla Firefox not just to use with our website, but also for your personal use.