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Why doesn't "Delete cookies when Firefox is closed" also delete the Cache?

Firefox's Clear Data control allows you to clear both Cookies AND the Cache. This makes perfect sense, since both of these things can be used to identify/track people. Bu… (read more)

Firefox's Clear Data control allows you to clear both Cookies AND the Cache. This makes perfect sense, since both of these things can be used to identify/track people.

But from what I can tell, if you enable the option Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed, this doesn't clear the Cache, only Cookies?

In fact, the only way to clear the Cache at restart is to dig deep into the Clear history when Firefox closes settings, which few people would know to look in.

So, correct me if I'm wrong here, but isn't this giving users a false sense of security? They think all the Cookies will be deleted when they open Firefox, but actually the Cache is still there, allowing them to be easily identified?

Personally, I'm less concerned about cookies because they are opt-in (here in the UK). But as for being tracked via the cache, we have no say in that, so that's what I'm more concerned about.

Asked by MartyJames 26 minutes ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 minutes ago

Firefox will not log into bank site suddenly

Cannot log into bank site I've used before without a problem using with Firefox. Bank customer service tells me that Firefox having compatibility issue with it and I shou… (read more)

Cannot log into bank site I've used before without a problem using with Firefox. Bank customer service tells me that Firefox having compatibility issue with it and I should download Google for it to work. What is the point to use another browser that I dropped a long time ago since it became too many navigating problems?

Asked by rskillsta 14 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 13 hours ago

PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

There are always PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR type error given by Firefox when opening secure https:// official web sites of government of India, which end in gov.in Why not … (read more)

There are always PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR type error given by Firefox when opening secure https:// official web sites of government of India, which end in gov.in Why not firefox browser allow opening such websites which are authenticated government web sites ?

Asked by cdk10 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 20 hours ago

A Facebook account will not load up in Firefox.

I use Firefox as my basic browser and have been very happy with it so far. This problem only occurred tonight. I have two Facebook accounts. One account works perfectly a… (read more)

I use Firefox as my basic browser and have been very happy with it so far. This problem only occurred tonight. I have two Facebook accounts. One account works perfectly as it always has done but the other account will not load up at all. When I enter "www.facebook.com" with account B selected, it does a lot of searching and then stops without bringing up a Facebook page. When I use other browsers such as Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, both my Facebook accounts come up no problem. It is as though a block was placed on account B but not on account A as far as Firefox is concerned. Any advice would be gratefully appreciated. I am running a PC with Windows 7 and I have the latest version of Firefox installed.

Asked by himself1 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Why do I always get this when going to my banks: "Click the following link if you are not automatically redirected"?

I keep getting these redirects whenever I log into my bank, credit card accounts, etc... why? For example, when I try to log into my Discover card, I get this: "Click t… (read more)

I keep getting these redirects whenever I log into my bank, credit card accounts, etc... why?

For example, when I try to log into my Discover card, I get this: "Click the following link if you are not automatically redirected: Account Center"

I'm already on the card's website, I enter my correct ID & PW, click "Login," and then the message. The words "Account Center" are hyperlinked to: https://card.discover.com/cardmembersvcs/achome/homepage (I checked up hovering over the link). However, if I don't click the "Allow" button, I am stuck there forever.

My credit union does the same thing, but I don't see a link, just this message: "Firefox prevented this page from automatically directing to another page." ...with an "Allow" button, or an X. If I don't press "Allow," I'm stuck there forever.

If I could figure out where these links were headed, could I somehow whitelist them so I would not have to see these messages?

Why is this happening anyway?

Asked by mozilla171 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Updates hide all website buttons and switches

Please Quit The Constant Update Windows until the newer Firefox versions actually work for W7!!!! Remember , W7 computers are not able to get the updates for make whatev… (read more)

Please Quit The Constant Update Windows until the newer Firefox versions actually work for W7!!!! Remember , W7 computers are not able to get the updates for make whatever is making all site buttons and switches disapprear. To new Firefox is also like Malware, very time consuming to uninstall, and I only can go to the latest full version I had saved. I have been a loyal user and contributer since the beginning, so Please Make Forefox Polite Again!

Asked by wdhc 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

I am unable to use the static site of m.facebook.com since 15/10/2020

I am unable to use the static site of m.facebook.com since 15/10/2020 at Firefox But before 15/10/2020, I was regularly using the static site of m.facebook.com at Firefox… (read more)

I am unable to use the static site of m.facebook.com since 15/10/2020 at Firefox But before 15/10/2020, I was regularly using the static site of m.facebook.com at Firefox. Why it's happening at Firefox?

Asked by alsadimdpromi83 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

A yellow banner comes on top of the page saying, "A web page is slowing down your browser" and it keeps happening

I keep getting a yellow banner on top saying, " A web page is slowing down your browser" and everything is very slow and I can't ever fix it and then firefox will not res… (read more)

I keep getting a yellow banner on top saying, " A web page is slowing down your browser" and everything is very slow and I can't ever fix it and then firefox will not respond.

Asked by judyt82 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

vpn not installed

i signed up for vpn for home computer after paying went to download and find you have to have windows 10 . I have old windows 7 paying for something i cant download … (read more)

i signed up for vpn for home computer after paying went to download and find you have to have windows 10 . I have old windows 7 paying for something i cant download

Asked by reedmcbride55 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Can't see embedded Twitter or Instagram posts from within Firefox (78.3.1 esr 64-bit)

Whenever I go to a web page that has twitter or instagram content, I have to right click and open the specific link in a new tab in order to see it, which is a pain in th… (read more)

Whenever I go to a web page that has twitter or instagram content, I have to right click and open the specific link in a new tab in order to see it, which is a pain in the butt.

I've opened the same web pages in Opera or Vivaldi, and there I can see the embedded content. Why can't I see embedded content like this in Firefox?

Asked by mozilla171 5 days ago

Last reply by russellboverton 5 days ago

How do I move bookmark toolbar (sidebar) to appear horizontally at the top of the screen?

Firefox updated yesterday and my bookmarks toolbar is now a sidebar instead of appearing as a thin bar that appears horizontally across the top showing my most used short… (read more)

Firefox updated yesterday and my bookmarks toolbar is now a sidebar instead of appearing as a thin bar that appears horizontally across the top showing my most used shortcuts to my bank, web mail, stores, etc. Now it is only the side bar. It is easier for my to use the toolbar across the top. How to I change this?

Asked by Barbara Schacker 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

Bookmarks in Alphbetic Order

I'm an old fart that just can't understand all the articles and how to items listed. I have just one simple need: How do I get Bookmarks in alphabetic order? Don't ne… (read more)

I'm an old fart that just can't understand all the articles and how to items listed. I have just one simple need: How do I get Bookmarks in alphabetic order? Don't need categorizes, tags, or being asked if an article is helpful. All I want to know is How to get Bookmarks in alphabetic order like Internet Explorer and others do automatically? Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

Asked by payphoneman 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

How to add Bitdefender Wallet Extention?

I am trying to add the bitdefender wallet extension but I cannot find it in the list of extensions. I have another tablet with firefox on it and it has the bitdefender w… (read more)

I am trying to add the bitdefender wallet extension but I cannot find it in the list of extensions. I have another tablet with firefox on it and it has the bitdefender wallet extension on it and it auto fills my passwords just fine. On this computer I installed firefox and it does not have it as an option.

How do I install the bitdefender wallet on firefox?

Asked by joysundancer 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Version 73 and up not compatible with W7

Version 78 is not compatible with W7 why do I have to go to filepuma to get an older version, v 72, that works? And remembers my passwords, allows me to see them so I can… (read more)

Version 78 is not compatible with W7 why do I have to go to filepuma to get an older version, v 72, that works? And remembers my passwords, allows me to see them so I can set up apps on my phone, allows me to use G Hangouts and many other sites.

Asked by wdhc 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago