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Where is the cookie manager on Firefox. Can I set Firefox to ask me first to allow individual cookies?

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I read the follow article.

In this article under "Managing Cookies Site-By-Site" It said

"To control cookies on a site-by-site basis:

   1. Open the Tasks menu, choose Privacy & Security, and then choose Cookie Manager.
   2. Choose "Unblock Cookies from this Site" or "Block Cookies from this Site."

When you are warned (while browsing) that a web site is requesting to set a cookie, you can click Yes to allow or No to deny the cookie. You can also select the option for your browser to "Remember this decision."....

My questions is 1. I can't find the cookie Manager in firefox (I have the latest version). The article said "Open task menu, choose Privacy&Security... is that they same as under menu bar, tools, options, privacy (but under this option I don't see the cookie manager mention in the article. (I am thinking what they are describing is not for the version of firefox I have?).

Bottom lines, I want to set Firefox so It will ask me each time the website want to install a cookie and for me to decide to allow that or not. I article above seem to describe how to do that but either I am looking in the wrong place or I am not doing it right.

thanks in advance.


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I think that what you are searching be in Tools >> Options >> Privacy >> On Firefox will: change to "Use custom settings for history" then Button Show Cookies will be allowed and you will see the cookies in your browser in the next window

If you uncheck "Accept cookies from sites", probably the sites that need cookies will alert you that you need active the storage cookies

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Note that some websites use a lot of cookies and Firefox will ask you permission for every cookie if you select the "Ask me" choice, so you may want to reconsider choosing this. If you block all cookies by default then you need to create an allow exception yourself via the "Site Identity Button" (globe/padlock) on the location bar and More Information and Permissions.

In this case it would be better to search for a cookie management extension.