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Apparent contradiction in private browsing settings

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    First question: I read that the private browsing setting is not supposed to remember cookies (ref: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Private%20Browsing). So I checked the box, which read "Always use private browsing mode". However, below that first checkbox was a second one (already checked by default) and it read, "Accept cookies from sites."

    This appears to be a contradiction, since the first checkbox is supposed to prevent cookies from being saved, but the second box appears to allow cookes to be saved. Which is it? Does private browsing prevent cookies from being saved or not?

    Second question: When the first and second checkboxes ARE both checked, website cookies do get set in my browser, as shown on the Preferences page "Privacy" when I click "Show cookies." Do these cookies get saved permanently? Do they allow tracking of my browsing?

    First question: I read that the private browsing setting is not supposed to remember cookies (ref: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Private%20Browsing). So I checked the box, which read "Always use private browsing mode". However, below that first checkbox was a second one (already checked by default) and it read, "Accept cookies from sites." This appears to be a contradiction, since the first checkbox is supposed to prevent cookies from being saved, but the second box appears to allow cookes to be saved. Which is it? Does private browsing prevent cookies from being saved or not? Second question: When the first and second checkboxes ARE both checked, website cookies do get set in my browser, as shown on the Preferences page "Privacy" when I click "Show cookies." Do these cookies get saved permanently? Do they allow tracking of my browsing?