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How can I keep the cookie history for one website while not allowing it for others?


My privacy setting is set to clear history, cookies, etc whenever I close out of Firefox. As a result, one website I use frequently re-asks security questions after I log-in even though I tell it that it should remember and recognize my private computer. According to the web tech support, it is because my cookies are being deleted. She said in Windows Vista, she found a way around that. I have Windows 7, but have not figured it out yet.

I would like to be able to specify which websites I want to be able to keep cookies for my computer. How do I do that?

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Let all cookies expire when you close Firefox.

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Keep until": "I close Firefox"

Make an Allow exception for the ones that you want to keep.

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Exceptions"

You can inspect and modify the permissions for the domain in the current tab in "Tools > Page Info > Permissions"

Tools > Options > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history"