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My old version of Firefox had an option to choose whether to accept new cookies from a site. How do I do this with the latest version?

My old version of Firefox had an option to choose whether to accept new cookies from a site. How do I do this with the latest version?

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The Ask me every time feature was removed in Firefox 44, so you must be thinking of a very old version.

To more closely manage cookies in today's Firefox, here's what I suggest:

(1) On the Options page, Privacy panel, select a default cookie policy among these options:

  • Allow sites to set persistent cookies if they want ("Keep until: they expire")
  • Allow sites to set only session cookies ("Keep until: I close Firefox") (I use and recommend this)
  • Block sites from setting cookies (Uncheck the box for allowing sites to set cookies)

Note: to reveal specific privacy settings, choose "Firefox will: Use custom settings for history

(2) Install an extension that makes it easy to make site-specific changes, such as Cookie Monster.

The Cookie Monster button on the toolbar allows you to see permissions for first party and third party cookies and to change them.

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

Sample screen shot at 2016-10-25-22-56-43-9f475f.png -- the option to "Apply cookie settings to both HTTP and HTTPS" is turned on, which streamlines the menu. With this option you don't have to set/modify permissions for both HTTP or HTTPS on the same site.

Alternately, some users prefer the Self-Destructing Cookies extension, which quietly sweeps away cookies when you close all tabs to a site. I haven't tried that one myself.

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/self-destructing-cookies/

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The Ask me every time feature was removed in Firefox 44, so you must be thinking of a very old version.

To more closely manage cookies in today's Firefox, here's what I suggest:

(1) On the Options page, Privacy panel, select a default cookie policy among these options:

  • Allow sites to set persistent cookies if they want ("Keep until: they expire")
  • Allow sites to set only session cookies ("Keep until: I close Firefox") (I use and recommend this)
  • Block sites from setting cookies (Uncheck the box for allowing sites to set cookies)

Note: to reveal specific privacy settings, choose "Firefox will: Use custom settings for history

(2) Install an extension that makes it easy to make site-specific changes, such as Cookie Monster.

The Cookie Monster button on the toolbar allows you to see permissions for first party and third party cookies and to change them.

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

Sample screen shot at 2016-10-25-22-56-43-9f475f.png -- the option to "Apply cookie settings to both HTTP and HTTPS" is turned on, which streamlines the menu. With this option you don't have to set/modify permissions for both HTTP or HTTPS on the same site.

Alternately, some users prefer the Self-Destructing Cookies extension, which quietly sweeps away cookies when you close all tabs to a site. I haven't tried that one myself.

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/self-destructing-cookies/

The ''Ask me every time'' feature was removed in Firefox 44, so you must be thinking of a very old version. To more closely manage cookies in today's Firefox, here's what I suggest: (1) On the Options page, Privacy panel, select a default cookie policy among these options: * Allow sites to set persistent cookies if they want ("Keep until: they expire") * Allow sites to set only session cookies ("Keep until: I close Firefox") '''(I use and recommend this)''' * Block sites from setting cookies (Uncheck the box for allowing sites to set cookies) ''Note: to reveal specific privacy settings, choose "Firefox will: Use custom settings for history'' (2) Install an extension that makes it easy to make site-specific changes, such as Cookie Monster. The Cookie Monster button on the toolbar allows you to see permissions for first party and third party cookies and to change them. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/cookie-monster/ Sample screen shot at [https://support.cdn.mozilla.net/media/uploads/images/2016-10-25-22-56-43-9f475f.png 2016-10-25-22-56-43-9f475f.png] -- the option to "Apply cookie settings to both HTTP and HTTPS" is turned on, which streamlines the menu. With this option you don't have to set/modify permissions for both HTTP or HTTPS on the same site. Alternately, some users prefer the Self-Destructing Cookies extension, which quietly sweeps away cookies when you close all tabs to a site. I haven't tried that one myself. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/self-destructing-cookies/
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