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The cookie blocking function no longer appears. Where is it?

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Your help area shows how to block cookies. That function worked on previous versions, but I can't find it in the most recent. Where is it now? I'm at 53.0.3

Some sites, like CNN, say up front that if you use their site, you agree to let them use cookies. Can I still block them? Is this what has killed the cookie blocker? If I close a site, can I then erase its cookies?

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hi, you can right-click any web-page and go to "view page info". there in the permissions panel you can set if a site should be allowed or blocked from setting cookies or for the session only. in the security panel you can see the currently stored cookies by the domain and clear them if you want.

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I had no idea about the right-click for each page. Super help! The page details show that I have set some defaults, such as allowing cookies. Where are those defaults? There are only about 10-15 sites I ever go to, so I can fix them individually easily, but I'd also like to set the defaults. Thanks.

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the defaults will come from the firefox settings > privacy panel - if you've set "remember history" there, cookies will be on by default - if you choose custom settings there you will be able to adjust them: Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox for desktop

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The easiest approach is to set your default cookie "lifetime" to

Keep until: I close Firefox

Then for sites where you want to be remembered from session to session, you can use the Page Info dialog, Permissions panel, to give the site an "Allow" permission.

If there are trackers so intolerable that you want to block them, you still can do that, but Page Info isn't as helpful because it only lists the main site address, not the third parties. An add-on like Cookie Monster can help give you full visibility of the cookie situation for the current page. (Sample screenshot attached.)

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/cookie-monster/