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Can't find where to control cookies in 38.0.5

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I am running Firefox 38.0.5 and got a warning from Wordpress that I need ed to enable cookies. Unfortunately, the entire options configuration has changed and I can't find cookies anywhere and the setting is definitely no longer under Privacy. Any suggestions because everything I found on the FF site doesn't fit the current version.

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It was helpful was knowing that cookie settings ONLY show up if you select "custom history settings." Since most users would not change the default they would never see the cookie settings.

Interestingly, the auto update changed my preferences as I had private browsing on previously. I don't know which upgrade changed my settings.

Thanks for the help.

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Hi Rowan,

Please take a look again under Tools > Options > Privacy.

B.R.

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To see all History and Cookie settings, choose:

  • Options > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history"

Clear the cache and remove cookies only from websites that cause problems.

"Clear the Cache":

  • Firefox/Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Cached Web Content: "Clear Now"

"Remove Cookies" from sites causing problems:

  • Firefox/Tools > Options > Privacy > "Use custom settings for history" > Cookies: "Show Cookies"

You can also check if DOM Storage is enabled.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.

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It was helpful was knowing that cookie settings ONLY show up if you select "custom history settings." Since most users would not change the default they would never see the cookie settings.

Interestingly, the auto update changed my preferences as I had private browsing on previously. I don't know which upgrade changed my settings.

Thanks for the help.

Modified by rowan