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Why does the following happen? Firefox 67.0.4

1) In the options menu I have "Block all third party cookies" as the main option.

2) In "Manage permissions" I have blocked both http://google.com as well as https://google.com.

3) I remove all the cookies with the word "google" in them.

4) I do a single google search.

5) Again, I have 6 cookies set by google. :-(

The same thing seems to be happening with twitter and youtube (normally I don't visit either, but I occasionally unsuspectingly click a link taking me there).

Why does the following happen? Firefox 67.0.4 1) In the options menu I have "Block all third party cookies" as the main option. 2) In "Manage permissions" I have blocked both http://google.com as well as https://google.com. 3) I remove all the cookies with the word "google" in them. 4) I do a single google search. 5) Again, I have 6 cookies set by google. :-( The same thing seems to be happening with twitter and youtube (normally I don't visit either, but I occasionally unsuspectingly click a link taking me there).

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Hello Jyrki,

Would you try this please :

When you're on (any) google.com site, click on the 'i' in a circle, next to the padlock at the left side of the address bar.

Then click on the little black arrow on the dropdown (next to 'Connection') and then on "More Information", which will take you to "Page Info".

Click on the 'Permissions" tab and scroll down to "Set Cookies". Uncheck "Use Default" and check "Block".

Then close and restart Firefox.

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Hello Jyrki,

Would you try this please :

When you're on (any) google.com site, click on the 'i' in a circle, next to the padlock at the left side of the address bar.

Then click on the little black arrow on the dropdown (next to 'Connection') and then on "More Information", which will take you to "Page Info".

Click on the 'Permissions" tab and scroll down to "Set Cookies". Uncheck "Use Default" and check "Block".

Then close and restart Firefox.

Hello Jyrki, Would you try this please : When you're on (any) google.com site, click on the 'i' in a circle, next to the padlock at the left side of the address bar. Then click on the little black arrow on the dropdown (next to 'Connection') and then on "More Information", which will take you to "Page Info". Click on the 'Permissions" tab and scroll down to "Set Cookies". Uncheck "Use Default" and check "Block". Then close and restart Firefox.
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Initially I was skeptical about this. Indeed, following these instructions showed that the site was already blocked!

However, closing and restarting Firefox. And then testing it s before, revealed that the problem was solved!

My explanation: Earlier I was not aware that for Firefox it makes a difference whether the blocked site is google.com, http://google.com, or https://google.com. I learned about that here on the same day I posted my question. But, after adding the https-version, I DID NOT CLOSE AND RESTART FF, and the problem persisted.

Anyway, the problem seems to be solved now. Thanks, McCoy!

Initially I was skeptical about this. Indeed, following these instructions showed that the site was already blocked! However, closing and restarting Firefox. And then testing it s before, revealed that the problem was solved! My explanation: Earlier I was not aware that for Firefox it makes a difference whether the blocked site is google.com, http://google.com, or https://google.com. I learned about that here on the same day I posted my question. But, after adding the https-version, I DID NOT CLOSE AND RESTART FF, and the problem persisted. Anyway, the problem seems to be solved now. Thanks, McCoy!
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McCoy
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My pleasure, Jyrki. I'm glad you got everything working the way it should - well done !

My pleasure, Jyrki. I'm glad you got everything working the way it should - well done !
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