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cookie whitelist not working

Every once in a while, I go back and try something that worked in older versions of FF -- accepting some cookies and not accepting others. In the current version, 59.0.3… (read more)

Every once in a while, I go back and try something that worked in older versions of FF -- accepting some cookies and not accepting others.

In the current version, 59.0.3, I go to options, security and scroll down, I've added yahoo to my Exceptions to "allow" rather than "allow for session" and then set the general setting "keep until they expire". Now, this setup seems to be a way to whitelist only those sites I want to allow cookies, expiring others when I close FF -- as that's the most control I now have, the "ask every time" being gone. However, when I close FF and re-open, it hasn't kept the yahoo cookies as the exception implies it should.

How can I customize which cookies stay past the session and which don't?

Asked by ithinktfiam 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Cannot block "marketingapis.com" cookie even when all cookies are blocked and even when allegedly blocked in "managing permissions" option.

Firefox Quantum v. 65 allows the user to block "all cookies (will cause websites to break)". However, a cookie designated "marketingapis.com" continues to appear in the … (read more)

Firefox Quantum v. 65 allows the user to block "all cookies (will cause websites to break)". However, a cookie designated "marketingapis.com" continues to appear in the list of cookies whenever the browser is used. When attempting to block the cookie through the managing permissions option, the blocked cookie disappears from the list of blocked cookie list and appears in the regular cookie list whenever the browser is subsequently relaunched. I would be grateful for any advice how to prevent this cookie from reappearing.

If this is a cookie set by Firefox, information should be disclosed upfront, and users should have a method to prevent its use (or opt out) for all purposes.

Asked by woome 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Strange hexadecimal cookie that keeps coming back

There's a strange cookie with a long hexadecimal name that keeps showing up in my CCleaner cookies list (see image). The cookie shows up a few seconds after I launch Fire… (read more)

There's a strange cookie with a long hexadecimal name that keeps showing up in my CCleaner cookies list (see image).

The cookie shows up a few seconds after I launch Firefox, even before I visit any sites. When I run CCleaner, the cookie goes away, but it comes back again the next time I launch Firefox. CCleaner shows the Firefox icon at the bottom of the cookie windows, but, oddly, the cookie does not appear in the cookies list in Firefox settings.

What is this strange cookie, and how do I make it go away?

Asked by Jon9 2 years ago

Last reply by Jon9 2 years ago

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Why the deleted cookies from document.cookie continue to be displayed in the Storage Inspector -> Cookies? How can I delete cookies from there using js?

Hi, I'm trying to delete cookies from document.cookie object and expect to see the same list of cookies under Storage Inspector -> Cookies tab in Dev Tool (F12). But t… (read more)

Hi, I'm trying to delete cookies from document.cookie object and expect to see the same list of cookies under Storage Inspector -> Cookies tab in Dev Tool (F12). But the cookies deleted from document.cookie continue to be displayed in the Storage Inspector -> Cookies tab. Please advise if there is any way to delete cookies from Storage Inspector -> Cookies tab using js? How does tab decide what cookie to display and where does it take them from (document.cookie??) ? Thanks in advance!

Asked by r.khalupau 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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update issues v55

My computer updated to V55 this morning. Since doing so I have lost all cookies, all bookmarks and all saved usernames/passwords. Not Impressed as this was an auto update… (read more)

My computer updated to V55 this morning. Since doing so I have lost all cookies, all bookmarks and all saved usernames/passwords.

Not Impressed as this was an auto update!

How do i recover this data as it is effecting my work! spent over two and ahalf hours trying to restore and nothing is working!

Asked by chrisby33 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Initial screen fills up with cookie requests/can't get rid of them

On my other computer I open Firefox and immediately get a pile of pop-ups. These pop-ups seem to be cookie requests from my speed dial sites, and no matter what I click (… (read more)

On my other computer I open Firefox and immediately get a pile of pop-ups. These pop-ups seem to be cookie requests from my speed dial sites, and no matter what I click ("allow" or "deny") they keep coming back and then freeze up and I can't use the browser so I have to turn off computer. Help, please.

Asked by norspole 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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On every search the browser gives the same site (bol.com)

Whatever I give as a search the browser gives back the same page of a company (i.c. bol.com). I can't get rid of this inspite of de-installing and re-installing. It looks… (read more)

Whatever I give as a search the browser gives back the same page of a company (i.c. bol.com). I can't get rid of this inspite of de-installing and re-installing. It looks like a kind of an infection.

Asked by ATMZ1TM9 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

Add-on "I don't care about cookies" not working properly in FF anymore

There's an add-on that filters out those annoying "This website uses cookies" warnings. A very useful add-on. But since a couple of months, it doesn't work well anymore. … (read more)

There's an add-on that filters out those annoying "This website uses cookies" warnings. A very useful add-on. But since a couple of months, it doesn't work well anymore. According to the maker, the problem only occurs in FF on Win, not in Chrome/Opera and not in FF on Linux. And he states that he contacted FF, but that FF didn't do anything to resolve the problem. See https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/i-dont-care-about-cookies/ > Reviews (in the upper right block) > comment by user 13764671 and the reply.

I'd like to know what the status of this reported problem is. Because as I said, it's a very useful add-on. And there's no alternative.

Asked by FrankC 3 months ago

Last reply by FrankC 3 months ago

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Preferences > Privacy > Remove individual cookies shows more cookies than cookies.sqlite

Preferences > Privacy > Remove individual cookies shows more cookies than cookies.sqlite does I'm trying to write a cron job that periodically, automatically delete… (read more)

Preferences > Privacy > Remove individual cookies shows more cookies than cookies.sqlite does

I'm trying to write a cron job that periodically, automatically deletes all the cookies that I don't want. But Firefox seems to store cookies outside of thee sqlite database that is supposedly used for that.

To illustrate:

~/.mozilla/firefox/XXXXXXXX.default $ rm cookies.sqlite* # delete all cookies.sqlite files ~/.mozilla/firefox/XXXXXXXX.default $ ps aux | grep fire # make sure firefox isn't running anymore name 20593 0.0 0.0 14228 1092 pts/5 S+ 23:24 0:00 grep --color=auto fire # it's not

~/.mozilla/firefox/XXXXXXXX.default $ sqlite3 cookies.sqlite  # open the cookies database

SQLite version 3.11.0 2016-02-15 17:29:24 Enter ".help" for usage hints. sqlite> select * from moz_cookies; Error: no such table: moz_cookies # it doesn't exist.

Leave sqlite. Start Firefox.

~/.mozilla/firefox/XXXXXXXX.default $ sqlite3 cookies.sqlite 

SQLite version 3.11.0 2016-02-15 17:29:24 Enter ".help" for usage hints. sqlite> .tables # cookies.sqlite / moz_cookies exists again moz_cookies sqlite> select count(*) from moz_cookies; # and it contains 2 cookies 2 sqlite>

But in Firefox, when I now select Preferences > Privacy > Remove individual cookies, I get a much larger list of cookes. Where are they stored, if not in the cookies.sqlite database?

Asked by StupidMandatoryUsernameUgh 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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googleadservicesstops web pages from opening

I don't know if "googleadservices" is an uninvited addon or virus but it inserts itself at the start of any webpage searched for. It effectively prevents the web page fr… (read more)

I don't know if "googleadservices" is an uninvited addon or virus but it inserts itself at the start of any webpage searched for. It effectively prevents the web page from opening at all, der! I cannot find any way of removing it, and ineffective advice has driven me to uninstall Firefox out of frustration, which of course is not what I want to do. From what I can see its been around for a number of years, so why is it still an issue in Feb. 2018?

Asked by thecatweeps 2 years ago

Last reply by Happy112 2 years ago

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Firefox is automatically clearing stored cookies.

I have a multiple logins of google and some other websites which I have added in Firefox and never log out from them so I do not have to log in them again and again. It w… (read more)

I have a multiple logins of google and some other websites which I have added in Firefox and never log out from them so I do not have to log in them again and again. It was working perfectly till last update and now every time I close firefox, cookies.sqlite in profile is being renamed to cookies.sqlite.bak and a fresh sqlite file is created when I restart Firefox, so all logins are gone. Everytime I have to delete the freshly created cookies.sqlite file and rename bak file to cookies.sqlite. My FF version is '63.0.3 (32-bit)' and option of "Accept cookies and site data" is already set to expire on "Until they expire".

Please help me how to toubleshoot it because I cant to loose cookies data at any cost.

Asked by awaraleo 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How do I prompt first party cookies in v. 48?

I know FF took this option away several versions ago, and I'm still not happy about it. Is there a simple to us add-on that will allow me to prompt first party cookies? … (read more)

I know FF took this option away several versions ago, and I'm still not happy about it.

Is there a simple to us add-on that will allow me to prompt first party cookies?

I currently use Cookie Monster, but it doesn't offer the prompt option.

Thank you!

Asked by CallyCat 3 years ago

Last reply by CallyCat 3 years ago

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Cookies are not stored

Whenever i restarted my computer and launch Firefox, i have to accept all the cookies from websites again. Also on some webpages i have to go through a tutorial again and… (read more)

Whenever i restarted my computer and launch Firefox, i have to accept all the cookies from websites again. Also on some webpages i have to go through a tutorial again and again. these informations were stored before firefox 57 and i klicked all of these once and never again. i already cleared the cache and even reinstalled firefox and deleted my profile. nothing helped so far.

Asked by Icewolf77 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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User session is getting deleted when payment is done and redirecting to my site, it is happening only with Mozilla browser

On my e-commerce application, when customer is trying to pay amount, redirecting him to Payment gateway site and after payment done return back to My application, Session… (read more)

On my e-commerce application, when customer is trying to pay amount, redirecting him to Payment gateway site and after payment done return back to My application, Session is getting nil and user is getting logged off.

this is happening only with Mozilla customer, may I know that what exactly the reason for getting session nil.

Asked by Naresh534 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Session cookies not kept when browser is under remote control

I am running Selenium automated tests in Firefox. The problem is that, when running tests on Firefox, the browser is open in "Browser is under remote control" mode and th… (read more)

I am running Selenium automated tests in Firefox. The problem is that, when running tests on Firefox, the browser is open in "Browser is under remote control" mode and then the session cookies are not kept when the browser is closed.

If I authenticate on my web app out of this "Browser is under remote control" mode, the ai_session cookie is kept as expected. It only is discarded when I am on that mode.

Taking that into account:

1. Is there a way to configure Firefox to keep session cookies even when running in the "Remote control" mode? 2. When configuring Selenium WebDriver, is there some option that allows me to force the browser to keep the session cookies?

Asked by NunoF 1 year ago

Last reply by hellosct1 1 year ago

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have to clear cookies to use a website i was previously using

After updating to Firefox 70, many websites that were previously working do not work when I navigate to them. However, if I clear the cookies related to that site, then t… (read more)

After updating to Firefox 70, many websites that were previously working do not work when I navigate to them. However, if I clear the cookies related to that site, then the website works normally again. I've been having to do this for many websites and it's getting tedious. Furthermore, I've had to do this multiple times to the same sites after having cleared cookies previously. For these repeat non-functionality incidents, they come up after reopening the browser, but not every time the browser is quit.

Asked by johanan 8 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 8 months ago

Keep getting logged out

Firefox for Mac logs me out every time I sleep my computer. I have went to history in settings and unchecked cache and cookies but it still logs me out. It is working fin… (read more)

Firefox for Mac logs me out every time I sleep my computer. I have went to history in settings and unchecked cache and cookies but it still logs me out. It is working fine on my pc but just wont work on Mac.

Asked by mthendersonjr 4 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 4 months ago

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Can not get cookie after set by using document.cookie on firefox 57

Hi, I'm writing a web extension and when I opened extension debugging mode through "about debugging". From console tab, I type "document.cookie = "username=tam;expires=… (read more)

Hi, I'm writing a web extension and when I opened extension debugging mode through "about debugging".

From console tab, I type "document.cookie = "username=tam;expires=Mon, 23 Feb 2018 17:35:38 GMT;path=/";" and Enter to set cookie. But after set, I type "document.cookie" it return empty string.

And my extension can not set or get cookie from document.cookie

I don't know what happen with cookie that I set.

Asked by Tam Vo 2 years ago

Last reply by Tam Vo 2 years ago

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A 'redirecting' webpage is remembering login credentials that I cannot delete. tried clearing active logins, cache, cookies, etc.

When trying to use the watch ESPN service, I select spectrum as my provider and it attempts to go to the login portal, but is somehow automatically authenticated with an … (read more)

When trying to use the watch ESPN service, I select spectrum as my provider and it attempts to go to the login portal, but is somehow automatically authenticated with an old, no longer valid account. I have cleared all active logins, cache, cookies, checked for saved passwords in settings, etc. How could firefox (or the webpage) be remembering my information?

Asked by eparnold 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago