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Third party cookie blocking not working

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Despite having all the settings correct to block third party cookies I'm still getting third party cookies in this newest version of Foxfire. Most commonly Google but others also. I have added Google to Exceptions (always block). Still I get google cookies. I don't want google cookies on my computer. Why is the new version of Foxfire not working properly?

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Could you give an example of the steps needed to recreate this problem. For example:

(1) Using the "Exceptions" dialog, set a block for cookies from https://google.com/ and http://google.com/

(2) Using the "Manage Data" dialog, clear Google cookies

(3) Then... what is the site you visit that adds a first-party or third-party Google cookie?

(4) Check the "Manage Data" dialog and there is now at least 1 Google cookie

All dialogs referenced are on the Options page, Privacy & Security panel.

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Thanks. I had already done those steps and the problem persists. The last address that dropped a third party Google cookie on me was https://www.winndixie.com/rewards-logged-in

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Here's what I see in a test:

First screenshot: added exceptions for http://google.com and https://google.com

Second screenshot: after loading the Google home page and your Winn-Dixie link, reloaded the Options page and checked Manage Data. No Google cookies listed.

Where is yours different?

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I've followed all the steps you gave me. I'm still getting google cookies once in a while. I can't list the web addresses because I don't check cookies after each website I go to. Here's the site that dropped a google cookie on me today. citi.com/activate. Thanks for your assistance.

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Are the cookies from different Google domains than google.com? I don't see how something so literal would match anywhere between 0% and 100% of the time. ??

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