Why am I getting a CAPTCHA screen – that is, a screen requiring me to check a box before I can proceed?
Recently additional security checks have been implemented. These might lead to a user being presented with a CAPTCHA screen — that is, a screen requiring the user to check a box to proceed.
This only happens in the rare condition that the user is both:
- Using a URL that goes directly to the “Sign in” page
- And they have also disabled cookies on their browser.
Although a user can easily proceed by clicking on the CAPTCHA, the simplest way to circumvent the screen is to use a standard URL in the format:
Not a URL that goes direct to the login page, which would be in the form:
Alternatively, allow cookies in your browser.
Note that the CAPTCHA mechanism uses functions that could be blocked, thus causing an error. To avoid the error, use a standard URL and/or allow cookies.