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Cookies Exceptions Don't Work

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Well, I'm trying to make use of the option to delete cookies without deleting some that I allow, but apparently it's buggy. I want Firefox to clear cookies every time I close the browser, however, I manually added some exceptions and even then the browser deletes these exceptions when I close it, if I can add exceptions, it's so they won't be deleted when closing.

Well, I'm trying to make use of the option to delete cookies without deleting some that I allow, but apparently it's buggy. I want Firefox to clear cookies every time I close the browser, however, I manually added some exceptions and even then the browser deletes these exceptions when I close it, if I can add exceptions, it's so they won't be deleted when closing.
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How are you 'closing'? For the browser to save its settings, you need to 'quit' by using the menu or the keyboard shortcut. You then need to allow a reasonable time before restarting or shutting down.

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Terry said

How are you 'closing'? For the browser to save its settings, you need to 'quit' by using the menu or the keyboard shortcut. You then need to allow a reasonable time before restarting or shutting down.

Well, I close it by clicking the "X" or Alt+F4. Regarding time, just yesterday I added these exceptions and keep using the browser for a long time, but when I closed it, the exceptions were no longer saved, the same happens now.

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I never had to add Google exception. Are you sure your not having Addon issues causing or blocking Google cookies? Cause that what it seems like is happening here.

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You can use these steps to make a website recognize and remember you.

  • create a cookie allow exception with the proper protocol (https:// or http://) to make a website remember you

You can check that you aren't clearing important cookies.

  • using "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" to clear cookies keeps cookies with an allow exception
    in 102+ version toggling this setting makes changes to the "Clear history when Firefox closes" settings and those settings prevail
  • using "Clear history when Firefox closes" in Firefox 102+ honors exceptions and keeps cookies with an allow exception, previous versions removed all cookies

Make sure to keep the "Site settings".

  • clearing "Site settings" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exceptions for passwords and other website specific data
  • Settings -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data: "Manage Exceptions"
  • Settings -> Privacy & Security
    Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history":
    [X] "Clear history when Firefox closes" -> Settings

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