What is Cloudflare Error 1020 Access Denied: How You Can Fix It?

There must be times when you open a particular website, but it does not open. An error 1020 appears in front of your screen. This might be because the connection might be a threat to the website. Sometimes, the information on the website might be outdated, or in the worst-case scenario, it may crash the server. It is not a good sign if any of the listed things happen. Here we have the complete guide for Error 1020 and what to do ahead. 

What is Cloudflare?

Cloudflare is an Internet-based company offering users’ enhancement and security of websites and applications. It provides many features for its customers to enable it on their websites and applications. Some features include DNS Hosting, Firewall, CDN, Analytics, etc. 

What is Cloudflare Error 1020?

First, understand that Error 1020 will appear on websites that use the CDN of Cloudflare. Though it is not a very common issue, it might sometimes emerge. This error will come up when the Cloudflare CDN spots a security concern related to the site. The main security concern is the blocking of the user’s IP address. Blocking the IP address means that the user is going to hack the website or issue any other problem to the site, but it may be for other reasons. They are listed below: 

  • IP Address blockage: Sometimes, the CDN of Cloudflare might mark your IP address as a potential risk to the site and hence have blocked it. There is no issue from your side, but the primary settings have enabled it like this. 
  • Violation of Firewall: A firewall rule might be the issue over here. The web server here states that the user has violated a firewall rule. This might also be why you view a 1020 error code on your screen.
  • Conflict of Cookie Settings: Cookies are integral to your web browsing. CDN of Cloudflare uses these cookies to secure the user’s connection with the site. If you find a problem with the cookies files, then this error can be shown. It might also be possible that you may have declined the cookie settings or enabled a cookie-stopping extension in your browser. You might have to disable it to close the error. 

How to Fix the Error Cloudflare Error 1020?

Allow Usage of all Cookies

When you allow the usage of cookies to the Cloudflare network, it will provide you with a swift and relevant user experience as you like. Cloudflare also uses your browser’s cookies to secure its connection to the websites.

How to allow usage of cookies in Google Chrome Extension?

1. Open the Google Chrome browser.

2. An action button will be there on the top-right corner of the screen; click on that.

3. Select ‘settings’ from the menu that appeared.

4. Open the settings menu; from the vertical menu on the left side of your screen, snap on the ‘privacy and security’ tab.

5. Snap-on ‘Cookies and other site data,’ located under the privacy and security tab. 

6. Check which toggle is enabled under the ‘general settings’ inside the cookies and other site data menu.

7. Change the toggle to ‘allow all cookies’ if selected as ‘block third-party cookies’ or ‘block all cookies.

8. Restart your browser and reload the page you were viewing the Cloudflare error 1020 after changing the settings of cookie configuration and check whether the problem is fixed or not. 

How to allow usage of cookies in Mozilla Firefox?

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. An action button will be there on the top-right corner of the screen. Click on that.

3. Select ‘options’ from the menu that appeared.

4. When you open the menu of options, click on the privacy and security tab from the vertical menu on the left side of the screen.

5. Set the toggle to ‘Standard’ in the ‘browser privacy’ tab.

6. Restart your browser and reload the page you were viewing the Cloudflare error 1020 after changing the settings of cookie configuration and check whether the problem is fixed or not.

Disabling all Cookie Blocking Extensions

Even if you have allowed all cookie settings, there is a possibility that you may have installed a cookie blocking extension in your browser, which is preventing the cookies from appearing. There is a possibility that this can be Google Chrome Extension and Mozilla Firefox Extension. Here are some extensions that might be installed on your device and prevent the network from viewing the cookies. 

  • Disconnect
  • Cookies Disable
  • NoScript
  • Cookiebro
  • uBlock Origin
  • Cookie AutoDelete
  • Ghostery
  • Privacy Badger

You can disable all the extensions from the guide below and prevent the 1020 error from coming up on your browser.

How can you disable extensions on your Google Chrome?

  • Open your google chrome
  • An action button will be there on the top-right corner of the screen; click on that.
  • Select ‘More tools’ from the appeared menu and select ‘Extensions.’
  • Go through the list of extensions given there and find out which extension gives the problem of error 1020.
  • When you find that extension, disable that extension. You can also eradicate it if you are not going to use it in the future also.
  • Restart your browser and reload the page you were viewing the Cloudflare error 1020 after disabling the cookie blocking extension and check whether the problem is fixed or not. 

How to disable extensions on Mozilla Firefox?

  • Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
  • An action button will be there on the top-right corner of the screen; click on that.
  • Select ‘add-ons’ from the menu that appeared.
  • Open the menu of add-ons from the vertical menu given on the left side of your screen, then click on the ‘extensions’ tab.
  • Go through the list of extensions given there and find out which extension gives the problem of error 1020.
  • When you find that extension, disable that extension. You can also eradicate it if you do not plan to use it in the future.
  • Restart your browser and reload the page you were viewing the Cloudflare error 1020 after disabling the cookie blocking extension and check whether the problem is fixed or not.

Clearing of Browser Cache

After allowing the cookies and disabling the extensions, the browser might have saved the data if you see the error. Clear the browsing data cache to remove the saved data and reload the page to see if you still view the error.

Contact Owner of Website

This will be an issue of firewall settings that the website’s owner enables. Connect with the owner of the website and tell them to remove the block list of your browser and give access to your IP address.

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