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How can I View less secure websites?

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Hi, I just bought a new laptop and installed Firefox as my browser. I now am not able to access web pages that I need to View. This is a website that has pictures with links which, when you click on the picture it's supposed to open a webpage with details for that picture. I've changed my security settings to allow pop-ups and other things, but I can't find any information on how to change my security settings so I can access these webpages that I NEED TO ACCESS.

I've been searching for more than an Hour trying to fix this problem.

HELP. Please.

Thanks!

I'm providing the website below. When I click on the pictures NOTHING Comes Up. I'm in animal rescue and This is PREVENTING ME FROM SAVING LIVES.  :(

http://www.laanimalservices.com/adopt/finding-a-companion/

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hello Trillian

Clear all cookies, site data and cache

  • Click the 3 horizontal lines top right of the browser screen and select Options.
  • Select the Privacy & Security panel and go to the Cookies and Site Data section.
  • Click the Clear Data… button. The Clear Data dialog will appear. ...
  • Click Clear.

Goto Safe Mode:

  • Click the 3 horizontal lines top right of the browser screen and select Options.
  • Click New Private Windows.

then access you website.

I hope resolved your problem Then Mark solution.

Thank you!

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If you use extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) that can block content (Adblock Plus, NoScript, Disconnect, Ghostery, Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin) always make sure such extensions do not block content.

Firefox shows a blueish highlighted shield icon at the left end of the location/address bar in case Tracking Protection is blocking content. You can click shield icon for more detail and possibly disable the protection. You can check in the Web Console what content is blocked.


You can remove all data stored in Firefox for a specific domain via "Forget About This Site" in the right-click context menu of an history entry ("History -> Show All History" or "View -> Sidebar -> History").

Using "Forget About This Site" will remove all data stored in Firefox for this domain like history and cookies and passwords and exceptions and cache, so be cautious. If you have a password or other data for that domain that you do not want to lose then make sure to backup this data or make a note.

You can't recover from this 'forget' unless you have a backup of involved files.

If you revisit a 'forgotten' website then data for that website will be saved once again.

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Hello and thank you for your replies!

Arman Khan, I had already tried clearing cache, etc. but didn't work.

Private browsing did not work either, unfortunately.

cor-el, I will try your solution(s) and let you know.

This is seriously Ridiculous though. It shouldn't be brain surgery to simply be able to elect to display the webpages I need to access.

Going on 2 HOURS trying to fix this. Ugh.  :(

Thank you again for trying to Help!

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Trillian said

... This is seriously Ridiculous though. It shouldn't be brain surgery to simply be able to elect to display the webpages I need to access. ...

What's ridiculous is a website that still used non-secure HTTP in this day and age for their website! The only place where I found an HTTPS secure server was https://licensepet.com/wl3/don/lactwd/801 for online LA Animal Services web donations!

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Hello edmeister,

I'm in IT so I understand what you're saying. But --LA Animal Services can't realistically be expected to implement web security as a priority for their business. Yes, even in today's day and age. They are one of the highes-kill shelter systems in America today. So as an animal rescuer I'd much rather they spend their funds and focus their priorities on Saving more of the Lives of the Animals in their care than updating their web/internet security.

And they're far from an isolated business in this situation.

I tracked down further and had to disable some of my internet security program's features (Webroot), and then using a private Firefox window I'm able to see the individual listings for the animals.

My point is, it shouldn't be this much of a hassle to have to toggle my privacy settings for an individual website. IMHO it should literally be a set of straightforward toggles that are Readily Available for me to access in order to customize my security settings ---such that disabling or lessening security restrictions for an individual website doesn't mean disabling them for All websites. That is what should be straightforward in this day and age. (Hence my comment about it being ridiculous.)

Thanks, Trillian

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The website is working for me and the links look like simple links with no JavaScript involved, so this must be caused by making changes on your side.

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Hi cor-el,

Thank you! That is useful information. So based on this it sounds like this was definitely caused by my Webroot software rather than Mozilla. That narrows down what I need to do to fix this.

Thanks again!

Trillian

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Trillian said

I'm in IT so I understand what you're saying. ... So as an animal rescuer I'd much rather they spend their funds and focus their priorities on Saving more of the Lives of the Animals in their care than updating their web/internet security.

I take it you are aware of options like https://letsencrypt.org/ if you are in IT.

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