This is a new network site. In Network Admin whenever I try

This is a new network site. In Network Admin whenever I try to navigate to any option, I get the privacy update happening on all blogs.

i.e. wp-admin/network/settings.php?privacy_update_all_blogs=step&offset=9

It updates the privacy, then returns to the Network Settings page. When I click anywhere else in Network Admin, the same thing happens again.

I just upgraded the plugin, although I think I was running the most recent version anyway.

I read another post from a year or 2 ago which talks about clearing privacy plgin cookies - did that. My php.ini max_execution time is only down at 30, so that could be it, but I haven't gone to the extent of changing that yet as this network only has 9 new sites without content in most.

Anyway. Hope you guys can shed some light. thanks.