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Google Reminder About New Terms of Service: Issue Resolved

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When a Google search is done in Firefox, a pop up appears stating 'We're updating our terms of service. Get to know our new terms before they take effect on Mar 31 2020' and there are 'review' and 'got it' options.

I click 'got it' but the pop re-appears the next time the browser is opened and Googled is used again.

Is there a way to permanently block this pop-up from re-appearing?

When a Google search is done in Firefox, a pop up appears stating 'We're updating our terms of service. Get to know our new terms before they take effect on Mar 31 2020' and there are 'review' and 'got it' options. I click 'got it' but the pop re-appears the next time the browser is opened and Googled is used again. Is there a way to permanently block this pop-up from re-appearing?

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Eve
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Do you have cookies being deleted when you close firefox?

Do you have cookies being deleted when you close firefox?
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Eve:

Thank you for the prompt response.

Private Browser mode is turned on.

Eve: Thank you for the prompt response. Private Browser mode is turned on.
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cor-el
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If you use Private Browsing mode then all the cookies are session cookies that are stored in a separate cookie jar that is purged when you close Firefox or in regular mode when you close all PB mode windows. Each time you open a new PB mode session you will have to confirm the new term as long as Google will show this notice. Unfortunately in Private Browsing mode there is no workaround possible. This will happen with all websites that show a notification and store the aceptance in a cookie or in local storage.

If you use Private Browsing mode then all the cookies are session cookies that are stored in a separate cookie jar that is purged when you close Firefox or in regular mode when you close all PB mode windows. Each time you open a new PB mode session you will have to confirm the new term as long as Google will show this notice. Unfortunately in Private Browsing mode there is no workaround possible. This will happen with all websites that show a notification and store the aceptance in a cookie or in local storage.
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Thank you for clarifying that I will have to confirm the new terms each time a new PB session is opened until Google stops requiring it to be shown.

I figured that there was a simple workaround that I was missing but you have confirmed that I am not missing anything.

Thanks again.

Thank you for clarifying that I will have to confirm the new terms each time a new PB session is opened until Google stops requiring it to be shown. I figured that there was a simple workaround that I was missing but you have confirmed that I am not missing anything. Thanks again.
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