Permissions Manager - Give certain websites the ability to store passwords, set cookies and more

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Instead of hunting all over Firefox to change various website permissions, the Permissions Manager now collects them all in one place. You can customize permissions for individual sites or set the default permissions for all sites. This article will get you started.

This is an experimental feature. It may change drastically in future versions of Firefox.

This article applies to Firefox Beta, which can be downloaded from

Using the Permissions Manager

First let's open the Permissions Manager:

  • Type the words about:permissions into the location bar as if it were a website and hit enter. The current tab will be replaces by the Permissions Manager.
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On the left hand side you'll see a search bar with a list of all the websites you've been to below it. The right hand side lists the various website permissions that Firefox stores.
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What permissions can I manage?

The Permissions Manager gives you easy access to the following:

Managing permissions for a single website

To work with a single website you have to select it from the list on the left side. You can quickly narrow down that long list by typing part of the site's address in the search box. Once you've selected a site, you can manage its permissions with the settings on the right.
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Managing default permissions for all websites

To manage the default permissions for all websites select All Sites from the top of the list of websites. Now the settings on the right represent the default permissions for all websites.
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