Google Chrome Loses ASP.NET Sessions - Need FavIcon

I had programmed a brilliant web page in ASP.NET 4.0 and lo and behold, this one page lost its sessions in Google Chrome. I could run it locally in debug and could not reproduce the issues in Chrome. Didn't happen in IE or Firefox, only Chrome on the published server.

I finally found in a forum where someone mentioned that Google Chrome looks for favicons and if it doesn't find one it will throw a 302 redirect and kill the session.

"The issue could be your server is looking for favicons, if it is not found the server throws out a 302 redirect, which kills the session variables."

 So I went to Google and searched for a favicon generator, found one here at

Uploaded a file which they turned into a favicon.

Then in my MasterPage within the HTML head tag and below the title tag I added the favicon code:

<link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/x-icon" href="~/Site/Images/favicon.ico" />

Published the code and checked it out and it fixed it!

Here's hoping this helps you with your Chrome Nightmares!


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