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Cookies - delete When by default?

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I want to: delete all cookies upon (a) leaving a website or (b) exiting Firefox.

I want to: preserve my browsing history.

It looks like: no way to auto clear cookies upon exit FF, unless entire history is cleared.

Question(s): is this option only available for "third party cookies?" can a total delete of all cookies be done upon FF exit, without erasing history?

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There's a selection of Security settings where I'm pretty sure you can achieve what you want from:- Tools > Options > Privacy > History (Use custom settings) > Clear history when Firefox closes - Settings (near bottom right)

Cheers, Keith

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There's a selection of Security settings where I'm pretty sure you can achieve what you want from:- Tools > Options > Privacy > History (Use custom settings) > Clear history when Firefox closes - Settings (near bottom right)

Cheers, Keith

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Yes, that is exactly correct. I had forgotten how I did it. It always pays to click on custom settings and wander around some there. Thanks, saved my weak memory the work of rediscovering it for a new machine.