The session id is too long or contains illegal characters... appears to be isolated to Google Chrome

Date/time: 2014-08-30 12:24:23

When launching any page at the following error/warning appears at the top of your screen: "Warning: session_start(): The session id is too long or contains illegal characters, valid characters are a-z, A-Z, 0-9 and '-,'".

This appears to be an issue with Google Chrome's cookies/cache. You can simply clear Chrome's cookies/cache by following these steps:

1.Open Chrome.
2.Click the menu icon in the upper right hand corner of the window (looks like a wrench icon or three small lines depending on your version of Chrome).
3.Select Tools > Clear browsing data from the dropdown menu.
4.Choose "the beginning of time" at the top of the "Clear Browsing Data" window.
5.Check the items you want to clear information for ("Cookies..." and "Cached..." should be sufficient).
6.Click the "Clear browsing data" button to confirm.

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By: Shawn Murphy Email: