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Just a simple grouse (had to change the last word so the PC police wouldn't get upset)

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Directed at the goomers who write the software

So, having been with Firefox since the end of Netscape Navigator... I have had one major irritation that is as follows:

Why is it not possible to simply save a cookie somewhere in a little piggy vault, and forgoing any other setting, and will save that cookie (specifically my banking cookies).

And be able to clear other data when closing the browser without losing said cookie(s)

no need for response, I am not interested in reading another, well, check a, but not b, or if you use r, then uncheck x.... I am not out to recreate a bomb, just wanted to simply get into my bank


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In case you do not know this:

There are two ways to clear the cookies when you close Firefox.

  • using "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" keeps cookies with an allow exception
  • using "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear cookies clears all cookies including cookies with an allow exception you may want to keep
  • clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exceptions for passwords and other website specific data


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Thanks for your response, but maybe I am just being obtuse, I understand the above, I guess growing up in this world of "data is king", I have never been too keen on leaving little trails of info for companies/snoopy people to follow. However misguided my thought processes are, my query still stands:

Why can't Mozilla make a simple (well, to this unwashed human) rule:

"keep this cookie (s), no matter what the settings are"

again, thanks for your response



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hello grey,

I understand where you are coming from. Personally, cookies are going to be here forever. So babysitting them using human time, would not allow us to live life. But all in all, in my opinion its the "tracking cookies" that we should all be worried about. Fortunately, FF is focused on these trackers as well. So when it comes to cookies, i will allow the FF machine to manage them.

But I think you have an interesting concept for FF to employ.

There should be an custom option available for those that are focused on cookie's to place a toggle button near the url field that would allow users to store cookies in a protected folder when desired.

Towards this end, i use an app called Privacy Badger which informs me about all the cookies that it sees on the webpages and gives me the option to say yay or nay to them. So worthless or malicious cookies are blocked from the get go by the app.

If you have not used the app above, I highly recommend it. Then i think you will have an extra tool to help you with cookies.


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