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Firefox loses logins and cookie settings after closing

After updating to version 112 from 111.0.1 Firefox keeps forgetting logins and cookie settings on all websites. After closing and reopening the browser I have to sign in … (read more)

After updating to version 112 from 111.0.1 Firefox keeps forgetting logins and cookie settings on all websites. After closing and reopening the browser I have to sign in again and the websites will ask for cookie permissions.

I tried reverting to 111.0.1 and creating a new profile and it did not have the same issue. I also tried disabling all extensions in version 112, but that did not help.

Asked by rogerstalker 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Cookies pop-up disappears before I can make a selection.

On a new website or after clearing the cache and cookies and upon opening a page I will often get a pop-up with cookie usage choices, e.g. "strictly necessary", etc. How… (read more)

On a new website or after clearing the cache and cookies and upon opening a page I will often get a pop-up with cookie usage choices, e.g. "strictly necessary", etc. However, the pop-up disappears before I have a chance to click on any choice or even finish reading the first line. I'm not sure what settings I need to change to allow me to make a choice on the pop-up. Please advise. Thanks.

Asked by BigO 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I change where Firefox stores Cookies?

I recently switched over to using an SSD, and I am trying to do everything I can to prevent unnecessary writing to that drive. I've already found instructions for moving … (read more)

I recently switched over to using an SSD, and I am trying to do everything I can to prevent unnecessary writing to that drive. I've already found instructions for moving the location of Firefox's Cache files to my secondary HDD, but I haven't been able to do the same for Cookies; they're still being stored on my C: drive, in the AppData folder.

Is it possible to change the path that Firefox uses to store Cookies? If it is possible, how?

Asked by C181 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Cookie management in Firefox

Despite have used Firefox for many years, I am still not completely clear on why there are two separate areas for cookie settings, and how everything works together. In … (read more)

Despite have used Firefox for many years, I am still not completely clear on why there are two separate areas for cookie settings, and how everything works together. In Cookies and Site Data: I check Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed. In Manage Exceptions, the listed domains I choose will not be deleted, but all other domains will. Correct? In History: I uncheck Always use private browsing mode, and I check Clear History when Firefox closes. In the Clear Recent History box, I uncheck Cookies and Site Settings. Question: Will be above choices in both areas get me where I want to be, which is retaining cookies for chosen protected sites, while deleting cookies for all others whenever Firefox is closed? If this is where a lot of people want to be, why are these choices presented in such a complicated way? If relevant, under Enhanced Tracking Protection I choose Custom, and leave all the boxes checked. The sites I choose to use seem to perform well with this option. Is this Security & Privacy area in Settings in need of reworking for ease and clarity?

Asked by Quenchoo 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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When I clear cookies it logs me out of websites?

(please refer to image attached) How come when I have only cookies/offline website data checked to clear it still logs me out of websites like Twitter, Twitch, Youtube, … (read more)

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How come when I have only cookies/offline website data checked to clear it still logs me out of websites like Twitter, Twitch, Youtube, etc?

Active logins and Site settings is UNchecked and yet it still logs me out. What is the purpose of those 2 boxes I may be misunderstanding them

Asked by happypills 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Recover cached images from previous version of webpage

I use Pinterest quite a bit and somehow a great deal of pins have disappeared. This happened once before when I was using Chrome, and I was able to go digging into my c… (read more)

I use Pinterest quite a bit and somehow a great deal of pins have disappeared.

This happened once before when I was using Chrome, and I was able to go digging into my cached files and find the cached versions of the thumbnails of my Pins, so I could somewhat recreate them based on that.

I'm not sure how to go about that with Firefox. Would any information (specifically images) be stored from a previous version of a webpage?

Thank you!

Asked by complicaits 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox doesn't remember my progress for videos using Vimeo player

I watch videos on dropout.tv which uses the Vimeo SDK as their player for the videos. After switching to Firefox, the video progress has consistently started from where I… (read more)

I watch videos on dropout.tv which uses the Vimeo SDK as their player for the videos. After switching to Firefox, the video progress has consistently started from where I left off on Chrome. The site doesn't remember where I ended the video when I watch it on Firefox. I assume this has to do with the cookies, but I've manually added "dropout.tv" to the list of exceptions in Firefox settings so that that site is always allowed to store cookies.

Returning briefly to Chrome, the player immediately tracked my progress again, so the issue is definitely related to Firefox somehow.

Asked by Rasmus 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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The site will keep on refreshing and will only show false on the website and it displays as this page is stored on your computer

I have researched and found out many people had this error but no one got a solution, same for me. examples: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/sry42x/this_page_is… (read more)

I have researched and found out many people had this error but no one got a solution, same for me. examples: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/sry42x/this_page_is_stored_on_your_computer_icon_showed/ https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1677909 Please help.

Asked by spratham376 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Why do cookies persist after clicking "Clear Data"?

Hi Mozilla community, The Developer Tools -> Storage -> Cookies pane shows cookies currently being stored by Firefox. If I close my browser, these cookies are au… (read more)

Hi Mozilla community,

The Developer Tools -> Storage -> Cookies pane shows cookies currently being stored by Firefox.

If I close my browser, these cookies are automatically deleted. However, if I follow the steps on [1], the cookies are still there, and don't get deleted. *Why?*

Thanks in advance!

Steps to reproduce:

- Start a new Firefox session
- Open Developer Tools -> Storage -> Cookies and see that the list is empty
- Go to youtube.com and click Accept All on the cookies popup
- Developer Tools -> Storage -> Cookies now shows a cookie from YouTube, as per the attached screenshot
- Go to Settings->Privacy & Security->Cookies and Site Data -> Clear Data -> Clear
- Go back to Developer Tools -> Storage -> Cookies and click on the refresh icon
- The YouTube cookie is still there
- However either of the following actions will correctly delete this cookie:

1) closing firefox (with Always Use Private Browsing Mode enabled) 2) manually deleting the cookie from the list in Developer Tools -> Storage -> Cookies


[1] https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox

Asked by tomchopin 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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You must enable cookies to use WordPress.

When I try to log into my website - https://huppbrian.us/tsc-admin - with Firefox Developer 111.0b8 (64-bit), get the following error first time every time... Error: Cook… (read more)

When I try to log into my website - https://huppbrian.us/tsc-admin - with Firefox Developer 111.0b8 (64-bit), get the following error first time every time... Error: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress. If I try again without making any changes, I'm able to log in fine. I've tried playing with the protections settings, but haven't found the magic pill to fix this yet.

Asked by Brian Hupp 1 year ago

Answered by Brian Hupp 1 year ago

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How can I locate the cookie (or cookies) used by a specific website and delete them (not all cookies)?

I'd appreciate easy to follow steps (for the last version of Firefox for a Mac using Mojave) to locate cookies for only ONE SPECIFIC website and delete them. Thanks. … (read more)

I'd appreciate easy to follow steps (for the last version of Firefox for a Mac using Mojave) to locate cookies for only ONE SPECIFIC website and delete them.

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 year ago

Answered by Balázs Meskó 1 year ago

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Facing some issue with "cookies" in many sites

Hello, I am having problems with some sites and the error seems to indicate that it is related to cookies. In Google Drive, when I am trying to download any file, it is… (read more)

Hello,

I am having problems with some sites and the error seems to indicate that it is related to cookies.

In Google Drive, when I am trying to download any file, it is getting stuck in some kind of loop and at the end, it is showing this:

The page isn’t redirecting properly

An error occurred during a connection to drive.google.com.

   This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.

Apart from this, when I am trying to log into my Riot account in Valorant's website, it is ending up showing this:

Expected redirect cookie to exist

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I have tried following:

  • Using Standard mode for tracking protection
  • Disabling tracking protection for these sites
  • Deleting Cookies & Cache
  • Reinstalling Firefox :(

It didn't help. Also, it started after I reinstalled Windows 11. I have yet to setup it, so I have not made any changes.

Also, everything is working fine in other browsers.

Asked by Skye 1 year ago

Answered by Skye 1 year ago

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Will Firefox help users auto opt out of cookies?

Hello, I am wondering if Firefox will help users auto opt out of cookies. By this I mean will Firefox implement a feature that the user can turn on in the settings that … (read more)

Hello,

I am wondering if Firefox will help users auto opt out of cookies. By this I mean will Firefox implement a feature that the user can turn on in the settings that automatically deleted cookies that are not needed even if they select that they want to opt in or check the cookies that they are opting into and accidentally opt into ones they don't need to. I believe this could be achieved with machine learning that looks at the cookies that are required by websites and the cookies that are more than what are required. Is Mozilla thinking about adding this future or will it in the future? I believe it could change the industry.

Asked by michaelalex376 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Loggia out of Google acc

Hi, Idk if cookies is the right topic, but I think login data is store in cookies somehow. Whatever, everytime I turn my computer off and restart I get logged out of my G… (read more)

Hi, Idk if cookies is the right topic, but I think login data is store in cookies somehow. Whatever, everytime I turn my computer off and restart I get logged out of my Google acc in Firefox. Problem occurs since about a week now, I already reinstalled Firefox and cleaned all user data

Asked by levi.re 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed deleting exceptions

I've enabled 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' to delete the cookies and site data when I close Firefox, but I would like to add some exceptions (most… (read more)

I've enabled 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' to delete the cookies and site data when I close Firefox, but I would like to add some exceptions (mostly mail site). Every time I add the exception through Manage Exceptions... button and then I close Firefox, when I restart Firefox, the exception is gone. Is this expected? I don't think so. If so, it's not clear in the UI, as the button is just next to the mentioned checkbox.

Version: Firefox 103.0 (64-bit) SO: macOS Monterey 12.5

Asked by alexmorenogc 1 year ago

Answered by Doc 1 year ago

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FF cookie storage space 17,000,000,000 GB for Facebook

Even though I have removed the cookies for Facebook, the Manage Cookies screen shows a HUGE storage space. FF v99.0 on Mac == from preferences page: Your stored cookie… (read more)

Even though I have removed the cookies for Facebook, the Manage Cookies screen shows a HUGE storage space. FF v99.0 on Mac

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from preferences page: Your stored cookies, site data, and cache are currently using 17,179,869,184 GB of disk space.

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almost all are Facebook storage. I'm feeling a little reluctant to delete all site data. If I clear all cookies and site data will that fix the issue? will the issue re-occur?

Asked by michaelp2 2 years ago

Answered by michaelp2 2 years ago

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browser issue

I clicked on 'block cookies' option( never seen this before but I trust you guys so....) when I logged onto firefox this morning, since then there are various apps I cann… (read more)

I clicked on 'block cookies' option( never seen this before but I trust you guys so....) when I logged onto firefox this morning, since then there are various apps I cannot get on to, eg Twitter, my banking through Nationwide, very frsutrating. So I tried to set a restore point prior to thios morning but that made no dofference, getting desperate now.

Asked by stewart.r.j 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago