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FF doesn't delete cookies and history when I shut down. How do I get it to do that?

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Are you using "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear the history and the cookies ?

You can check that you aren't clearing cookies you want to keep.

  • using "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" keeps cookies with an allow exception
  • using "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear cookies clears all cookies including cookies with an allow exception you may want to keep
  • clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exceptions for passwords and other website specific data
  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data: "Manage Exceptions/Permissions"

Note that you can't use "Restore Previous Session" if you use "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear the "Browsing History".

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Are you using "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear the history and the cookies ?

You can check that you aren't clearing cookies you want to keep.

  • using "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" keeps cookies with an allow exception
  • using "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear cookies clears all cookies including cookies with an allow exception you may want to keep
  • clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exceptions for passwords and other website specific data
  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data: "Manage Exceptions/Permissions"

Note that you can't use "Restore Previous Session" if you use "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear the "Browsing History".

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