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17.0.1 cookie problems that were not in 16.0.2

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It used to be in the previous version 16.0.2, that I'm now thinking of

going back to, that -:

Tools, options, exception was a place that I could list all the cookies

that I never wanted to see. I could find the cookies that I did not want

by opening "cookies" and by hand putting unwanted cookies sources into

"exceptions" and blocking them.

As a result I would, by default, allow only unblocked cookies for valid

sites to be on my system. I had a list about 200 sites long of unwanted

blocked cookies sources.

Then in 17.0.1 - bingo my exceptions list went bye bye and I was finding

valid userids appear on pages that I opened where I had not asked

17.0.1 to retain either password or userid.

Then I found (in 17.0.1) that even if I ticked the box to remove the cookies (aquired by the lack of being able to block then) when I closed 17.0.1 that the tick was cancelled by 17.0.1 and the cookies stayed.

What I want to have happen is a) have no history b) accept cookies c) create exceptions and block cookes with that "exception" list and not have that exception list deleted when I close 17.0.1 d) accept 3rd party cookises and keep them until I close 17.0.1 e) clear history but NOT the exceptions list that I spent time creating (and I don't know where they were/are stored).

What I see is no way to delete the cookies when I quit 17.0.1 because, if I tick the cookie box in "Settings" 17.0.1 clears the cookie tick when I close 17.0.1

Thanks

Chosen solution

In case you are using "Clear history when Firefox closes":

  • do not clear the "Cookies" and the "Site Preferences"

Note that clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, software installation, and passwords.


There is usually no need to keep third-party cookies unless you visit websites that won't work without this.
Best is to let all cookies expire when you close Firefox and make an allow exception for cookies that you want to keep.
Note that if you reopen tabs automatically on a next start(Show my windows and tabs from last time) that the cookies from those tabs are stored as part of the session data and thus won't be removed.

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cor-el
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Chosen Solution

In case you are using "Clear history when Firefox closes":

  • do not clear the "Cookies" and the "Site Preferences"

Note that clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, software installation, and passwords.


There is usually no need to keep third-party cookies unless you visit websites that won't work without this.
Best is to let all cookies expire when you close Firefox and make an allow exception for cookies that you want to keep.
Note that if you reopen tabs automatically on a next start(Show my windows and tabs from last time) that the cookies from those tabs are stored as part of the session data and thus won't be removed.

See also:

Question owner

much appreciated, thanks.

cor-el
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You're welcome