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firefox ask cookies on some site's login despite they're active

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im using private browsing and options for not be tracked but times ago i haven't these cookies problems for example trying to log in on facebook tell me cookies need be activated...can this be solved by deleting the file cookes.sqlite ? btw recently firefox is beginning to have many problems , problems i never had in the past and i haven't chaged my configurations...hope to solve at least this ( yeah the problem for videos not working is still not solved yet... ) thanks

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No. In PB mode a separate in memory cookie Jar is used, so issues with cookies.sqlite shouldn't have effect.

This is more likely a permission issue (the same permissions apply to regular and Private Browsing mode).

  • Tools -> Page Info -> Permissions
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on permission all options are active , do you know how solve this ? thanks

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"Page Info -> Permissions" would normally show three possible choices (allow, allow for session, block). I'm seeing only one choice, but in your case the default is selected.

Do you have any extensions that deal with cookies?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Appearance
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window
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yes theyre to default and don't have extensions for cookies the theme is already default...any ideas of why this problem happen and how resolve ? thank you for the answers

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watching at my profile folder i noticed many files listed here are missing like places.sqlite and cookie sqlite but seems also others , here a image of the folder and files inside is this in your opinion an ok folder or something is wrong ? maybe with this will be easty fix all of my recent problems with firefox...

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That screenshot shows the location used for the disk cache and not the main profile folder that is in "AppData\Roaming".

Firefox uses two locations for the Firefox profile folder, so make sure to look in the correct location. Location used for the main profile in "AppData\Roaming" that keeps your personal data.

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\

Location used for the disk cache and other temporary files in "AppData\Local".

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\
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oh right here a image for the other one don't know if help to solve my problems ... thanks for answer , just in case i really need refresh forefox will my bookmarks and plugins be saved ? will i have them on the " refreshed firefox " ? thank you

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maybe is OT but can i ask if someone can tell me also how delete an icon in the toolbar ? i mean this eye icon on the image the icon was of an extension of my antivirus but since as you see extension seems gone the icon whit a grey window is no needed and prefer remove it if possible...thanks

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That icon is likely added by an extension, so you will have to disable or remove this extension.

Extensions that do not have a "Remove" button are installed globally by other software and are not under control of the Firefox extension manager. Globally installed extensions are usually found via a registry scan or are installed in a location that Firefox scans for installed extensions.

Extensions installed globally need to be removed via the settings (Options/Preferences) of the program that has added this extension or this program has to be uninstalled via "Control Panel -> Programs". In Firefox you can only disable such an extension.

You can find the install location of a specific extension in the extensions.json file in the profile folder. You can open the extensions.json file in the Scratchpad and search for this extension. The descriptor field should list its install location.

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

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yeah the estension was installed by kaspersky but now extension is gone ( don't know why ) as you see so don't know how remove the icon , and for my prifile folder do you see if something is corrupted for the problem about cookies or if i really need refresh entire firefox will my bookmarks and plugin stay on the refreshed firefox ? thanks

the developer mozilla org site say 404 not found btw

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any other way for remove just icons on the toolbar and for the cookie problem anything found on my profile folder correlated to them not saving ( like a file to delete for make them saving again... ) thanks

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news about these problems and on how solve them ?

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The MDN links probably do not work because of a language redirect and the article is only present for en-US. Try to add 'en-US' to the link

Can't you right-click the icons and click "Remove from Toolbar"?

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i haven't because i'm not sure if clicking on that will remove the icon or all the toollbar , for the cookies istead watching at my profile folder there is anything i can do for make cookies saving again ? here the image maybe deleting some files for restore cookies saving , in case of a total refresh will my bookmarks stay all ? and the plugins ? thank you

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will the "Remove from Toolbar" button remove the icon only ? for the cookies problem any news ?

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If you right-click an icon on the toolbar and click "Remove from Toolbar" then only this icon will be removed and moved to the Customize palette.

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just today firefox started to crash first time going on about:support and next trying to ask a new question here thst why decided to write this problem too here...on detail of the crash this is what i get ( copy pasted )

AbortMessage: [4384] ###!!! ABORT: Invalid backend: file c:/builds/moz2_slave/rel-m-beta-w32_bld-00000000000/build/gfx/layers/client/ClientLayerManager.cpp, line 771 AdapterDeviceID: 0x27ae AdapterDriverVersion: AdapterSubsysID: 30d5103c AdapterVendorID: 0x8086 Add-ons: %7B972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd%7D:43.0, AvailablePageFile: 749154304 AvailablePhysicalMemory: 220647424 AvailableVirtualMemory: 1558249472 BIOS_Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard BlockedDllList: BreakpadReserveAddress: 235864064 BreakpadReserveSize: 67108864 BuildID: 20151103023037 Comments: about:support CrashTime: 1508102261 EMCheckCompatibility: true FramePoisonBase: 00000000f0de0000 FramePoisonSize: 65536 InstallTime: 1486226389 Notes: AdapterVendorID: 0x8086, AdapterDeviceID: 0x27ae, AdapterSubsysID: 30d5103c, AdapterDriverVersion: xpcom_runtime_abort([4384] ###!!! ABORT: Invalid backend: file c:/builds/moz2_slave/rel-m-beta-w32_bld-00000000000/build/gfx/layers/client/ClientLayerManager.cpp, line 771) ProductID: {ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384} ProductName: Firefox ReleaseChannel: beta SafeMode: 0 SecondsSinceLastCrash: 697 StartupTime: 1508101586 SystemMemoryUsePercentage: 79 TelemetryEnvironment: {"build":{"applicationId":"{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}","applicationName":"Firefox","architecture":"x86","buildId":"20151103023037","version":"43.0","vendor":"Mozilla","platformVersion":"43.0","xpcomAbi":"x86-msvc","hotfixVersion":"20160106.01"},"partner":{"distributionId":null,"distributionVersion":null,"partnerId":null,"distributor":null,"distributorChannel":null,"partnerNames":[]},"system":{"memoryMB":1015,"virtualMaxMB":2048,"isWow64":false,"cpu":{"count":1,"cores":1,"vendor":"GenuineIntel","family":6,"model":14,"stepping":12,"l2cacheKB":1024,"l3cacheKB":null,"speedMHz":1862,"extensions":["hasMMX","hasSSE","hasSSE2","hasSSE3"]},"os":{"name":"Windows_NT","version":"6.0","servicePackMajor":1,"servicePackMinor":0,"installYear":2012,"locale":"it-IT"},"hdd":{"profile":{"model":"TOSHIBA MK8037GSX","revision":"DL232C"},"binary":{"model":"TOSHIBA MK8037GSX","revision":"DL232C"},"system":{"model":"TOSHIBA MK8037GSX","revision":"DL232C"}},"gfx":{"D2DEnabled":false,"DWriteEnabled":false,"adapters":[{"description":"Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family","vendorID":"0x8086","deviceID":"0x27ae","subsysID":"30d5103c","RAM":null,"driver":"igdumd32","driverVersion":"","driverDate":"8-24-2007","GPUActive":true}],"monitors":[{"screenWidth":1280,"screenHeight":800,"refreshRate":60,"pseudoDisplay":false}],"features":{"compositor":"basic","d3d11":{"status":"blacklisted"},"d2d":{"status":"unavailable","version":"1.0"}}}},"settings":{"addonCompatibilityCheckEnabled":true,"blocklistEnabled":true,"isDefaultBrowser":true,"e10sEnabled":false,"telemetryEnabled":true,"isInOptoutSample":false,"locale":"it","update":{"channel":"beta","enabled":false,"autoDownload":false},"userPrefs":{"":false,"app.update.enabled":false,"browser.cache.disk.capacity":358400,"browser.newtabpage.enabled":false,"browser.newtabpage.enhanced":false,"privacy.donottrackheader.enabled":true,"xpinstall.signatures.required":false}},"profile":{"creationDate":15518},"addons":{"activeAddons":{},"theme":{"id":"{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}","blocklisted":false,"description":"Il tema predefinito.","name":"Tema predefinito","userDisabled":false,"appDisabled":false,"version":"43.0","scope":4,"foreignInstall":false,"hasBinaryComponents":false,"installDay":15518,"updateDay":17201},"activePlugins":[],"activeGMPlugins":{"gmp-gmpopenh264":{"version":"1.6","userDisabled":true,"applyBackgroundUpdates":0},"gmp-eme-adobe":{"version":"17","userDisabled":true,"applyBackgroundUpdates":0}},"activeExperiment":{},"persona":null}} Theme: classic/1.0 Throttleable: 1 TotalPageFile: 2404995072 TotalPhysicalMemory: 1063952384 TotalVirtualMemory: 2147352576 URL: about:support Vendor: Mozilla Version: 43.0 Winsock_LSP: MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IP] : 2 : 1 :

MSAFD Tcpip [UDP/IP] : 2 : 2 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
MSAFD Tcpip [RAW/IP] : 2 : 3 :  
MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IPv6] : 2 : 1 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
MSAFD Tcpip [UDP/IPv6] : 2 : 2 :  
MSAFD Tcpip [RAW/IPv6] : 2 : 3 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
Provider di servizi TCPv6 RSVP : 2 : 1 :  
Provider di servizi TCP RSVP : 2 : 1 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
Provider di servizi UDPv6 RSVP : 2 : 2 :  
Provider di servizi UDP RSVP : 2 : 2 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
MSAFD RfComm [Bluetooth] : 2 : 1 :  
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{2DABD587-333B-49E4-BA5D-D2DF6F8967BA}] SEQPACKET 4 : 2 : 5 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{2DABD587-333B-49E4-BA5D-D2DF6F8967BA}] DATAGRAM 4 : 2 : 2 :  
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{A61AF475-EE8D-43EE-BB50-4F085EAEFECA}] SEQPACKET 2 : 2 : 5 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{A61AF475-EE8D-43EE-BB50-4F085EAEFECA}] DATAGRAM 2 : 2 : 2 :  
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{20F621FF-9AFA-45CB-AF17-5CF2F572DC2D}] SEQPACKET 0 : 2 : 5 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{20F621FF-9AFA-45CB-AF17-5CF2F572DC2D}] DATAGRAM 0 : 2 : 2 :  
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{B1990A99-33A8-4751-933A-F2B899C777E9}] SEQPACKET 6 : 2 : 5 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{B1990A99-33A8-4751-933A-F2B899C777E9}] DATAGRAM 6 : 2 : 2 :  
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip6_{F12BB96E-CB4D-4D1C-9B9C-8FADA5D63BFA}] SEQPACKET 8 : 2 : 5 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip6_{F12BB96E-CB4D-4D1C-9B9C-8FADA5D63BFA}] DATAGRAM 8 : 2 : 2 :  
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip6_{12857F3E-529E-475D-9C57-784E1E7D9FFC}] SEQPACKET 11 : 2 : 5 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip6_{12857F3E-529E-475D-9C57-784E1E7D9FFC}] DATAGRAM 11 : 2 : 2 :  
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip6_{478A3529-2C07-4E68-A394-86F084D67BD7}] SEQPACKET 10 : 2 : 5 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip6_{478A3529-2C07-4E68-A394-86F084D67BD7}] DATAGRAM 10 : 2 : 2 :  
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip6_{A8A889D0-1840-479B-B191-DF0121AEBC9F}] SEQPACKET 9 : 2 : 5 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip6_{A8A889D0-1840-479B-B191-DF0121AEBC9F}] DATAGRAM 9 : 2 : 2 :  
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip6_{B1990A99-33A8-4751-933A-F2B899C777E9}] SEQPACKET 7 : 2 : 5 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip6_{B1990A99-33A8-4751-933A-F2B899C777E9}] DATAGRAM 7 : 2 : 2 :  
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip6_{2DABD587-333B-49E4-BA5D-D2DF6F8967BA}] SEQPACKET 5 : 2 : 5 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip6_{2DABD587-333B-49E4-BA5D-D2DF6F8967BA}] DATAGRAM 5 : 2 : 2 :  
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip6_{A61AF475-EE8D-43EE-BB50-4F085EAEFECA}] SEQPACKET 3 : 2 : 5 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip6_{A61AF475-EE8D-43EE-BB50-4F085EAEFECA}] DATAGRAM 3 : 2 : 2 :  
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip6_{20F621FF-9AFA-45CB-AF17-5CF2F572DC2D}] SEQPACKET 1 : 2 : 5 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll 
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip6_{20F621FF-9AFA-45CB-AF17-5CF2F572DC2D}] DATAGRAM 1 : 2 : 2 : 

useragent_locale: it

Questa segnalazione contiene anche informazioni relative allo stato dell’applicazione al momento del blocco.

how to solve ? since also the refresh is made by going to the about:support i can't try it if there is another way don't know...please help

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i made the refresh whit safe mode menu since about/support crashed and now only the crash problem seems solved cookies still not get saved my other pc istead with same configuration and firefox version save them ... i saved manually my old prifile folder and noticed after the refresh firefox put on my desktop an old folder is this one the same folder i saved manually before ? if yes can that be deleted safely ? for cookie problem any solution for save them in this old firefox version ? i tried new version and multiprocess slow down my pc and some plugin may not work as obsolet but work on 43.0...thank you very much for reply

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Ok there was no mention of this so ... This the proper way to submit a crash report : Please follow this to do so.

When you copy/paste it runs all over the page and is not able to read plus there is info still that is need that turns up when we click the link.

I not that your running kaspersky. Update it please. Can you go to their forum and search around and see if any one is having the issue that you are. Thanks.

Going to the ESR version seems to be the best option since we are not getting to solve your issue in 20+ answers. Download from above posted URL then uninstall and Install ESR.

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

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