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All my settings have changed and all cookie exceptions are deleted

I typically run with cookies disabled (do not allow web sites to store cookies). I then manually allow selected sites to do so. I recently tried to add a site to the exce… (read more)

I typically run with cookies disabled (do not allow web sites to store cookies). I then manually allow selected sites to do so.

I recently tried to add a site to the exception list only to discover that many of my settings have been changed and all of my exceptions have been deleted.

I did not do this intentionally. The only thing I can think of is I allowed FF to upgrade to 36.0. I think this was a few weeks ago.

How can I get the cookie exception list back? There were at least 100, maybe a lot more. I have no way of knowing which ones they all were.

How can I prevent this from happening again?

Asked by Jennifer Murphy 5 years ago

Answered by Jennifer Murphy 5 years ago

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Error message: 'ERROR: Cookies are blocked..' when enabled

Trying to log on as admin for my site using Firefox. Been using it for years. Now, I get 'ERROR: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable coo… (read more)

Trying to log on as admin for my site using Firefox. Been using it for years. Now, I get 'ERROR: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress.' I have:

- enabled cookies

- cleared the cache - restarted in Safe Mode - reinstalled Firefox

Problem remains. Can access with Chrome but Chrome is twitchy on Wordpress.org. Need Firefox back. Any suggestions welcome.

Asked by sra97 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Can't manually add Cookie exception for various websites, must globally disable cookie blocking

If you look at the attached image you can easily see what my problem is. Because I can't make exceptions for various websites those websites will remain broken unless I c… (read more)

If you look at the attached image you can easily see what my problem is. Because I can't make exceptions for various websites those websites will remain broken unless I change the Global settings for cookies... which makes the Exceptions - Content Blocking UI redundant.

Oh I guess I should throw in a question. Is there a way to manually add websites to the exception list? Through some convoluted user unfriendly configuration file or some such?

Asked by Franpa 9 months ago

Answered by McCoy 9 months ago

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Why are cookies being accessed at startup?

In my Cookies and Site Data, under "last used" it says there's a whole bunch of cookies being accessed every time I launch Firefox. Even if I launch Firefox with no open … (read more)

In my Cookies and Site Data, under "last used" it says there's a whole bunch of cookies being accessed every time I launch Firefox. Even if I launch Firefox with no open tabs, cookies are still being accessed when I launch.

I find this deeply disturbing! Cookies surely should not be able to activate until you start visiting websites?

Can anyone please explain how and why are these cookies being accessed?

Asked by MartyJames 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Saved Flashes No Longer Open In FireFox

I have saved flashes such as animations and even games to my computer so I could always enjoy them, online and offline. However recently I cannot open any of them, it jus… (read more)

I have saved flashes such as animations and even games to my computer so I could always enjoy them, online and offline. However recently I cannot open any of them, it just takes me to the home page and when I try to download them, it does so instantly instead of the brief 15 secs it normally takes and still doesn't open. Flashes work fine on the sites, and it opens in Internet Explorer. I did clear my history so I wonder if I did something to the cookies.

Asked by SonicFox 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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does google cookies still track?

hiya, so if i was to go onto a google website and gain the google tracking cookie, then switch to never remember history. if i didnt press clear history would the cookie… (read more)

hiya,

so if i was to go onto a google website and gain the google tracking cookie, then switch to never remember history.

if i didnt press clear history would the cookie still track and not be deleted?

Asked by jenni-anders 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Website information is not stored

I have been using a website where I've inputted data, Zip/Post codes & this has been stored for future use. But recently I "Cleared History, Cookies/cache, & as e… (read more)

I have been using a website where I've inputted data, Zip/Post codes & this has been stored for future use. But recently I "Cleared History, Cookies/cache, & as expected the stored data was deleted. But now I go into the same web site, enter the Zip/Post code data & it is not stored I'm using F.Fox version 71.0 What is the problem/solution?

Asked by johnoo 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Where is Adobe's Flash Player Update reminder hiding?

within a flash click the opposite mouse button and you may change some Adobe flash settings like allowing camera and microphone access. but once you've done that Adobe du… (read more)

within a flash click the opposite mouse button and you may change some Adobe flash settings like allowing camera and microphone access.

but once you've done that Adobe dumps a kind of version checker on your system.

you'll see that after the next boot, when a big standalone window with 'An update to your Adobe Flash Player is available" mid screen occurs subject you player is not the latest.

where is this hecking cookie or whatever stored - can't find it in the registry nor within Docs & Settings or elsewhere.

in my opinion a good role model for all spywarer and really disgraceful for such a big company.

"Plenty of programs are looking for a home in your system tray, but most of them ask politely first." Source: http://pcworld.about.net/od/techindustrytrends/The-20-Most-Annoying-Tech-Prod.htm

Asked by Anvil2k12 7 years ago

Answered by Anvil2k12 7 years ago

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Why do I lose all customized web site settings when computer is restarted? For example: TV Guide reverts to Eastern listings instead of local cable company.

I'm guessing that cookies are being erased, but I've set the preferences to no erase cookies. This doesn't happen when closing Firefox. Only after restarting the comput… (read more)

I'm guessing that cookies are being erased, but I've set the preferences to no erase cookies. This doesn't happen when closing Firefox. Only after restarting the computer.

Asked by Talbergotti 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Google cooke dismiss notice won't go away.

Recently I find that the Google cookie notice keeps coming back. Cookies are enabled, although my settings are that these and history are deleted on closing Firefox. This… (read more)

Recently I find that the Google cookie notice keeps coming back. Cookies are enabled, although my settings are that these and history are deleted on closing Firefox.

This means I have to click the dismissal notice once in a new browsing session, which is OK, but am annoyed with the constant reappearance during the session.

I have the latest version of Firefox, and have tried reinstalling it to no avail.

Curiously there is no such problem with IE8, but I prefer Firefox for various reasons.

I have Windows XP.

Asked by jfwright 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Why won't FireFox save my log in for my home page?

Until the the most recent upgrade(s), Firefox would automatically save my log in information for my home page. It no longer does. When I start Firefox now, I have to cl… (read more)

Until the the most recent upgrade(s), Firefox would automatically save my log in information for my home page. It no longer does. When I start Firefox now, I have to click Sign In, choose my saved password (from Roboform), and I am logged in.

Sometimes I can close Firefox, reopen it and I am still logged in. Most of the time when I close Firefox and reopen it, I have to sign in again. I have the same settings in the current version as I had previously but still have issues.

I have tried all the standard 'stuff' (making sure passwords are saved, etc.) but nothing changes. I have uninstalled Firefox and started 'from scratch,' but it hasn't helped. I'm baffled.

B.T.W. if I use Internet Explorer, my Sign In settings are saved. I want to use Firefox but signing in every time is a pain.

Thanks.

Asked by dvdrttr 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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what is every one saying about me...i can't seem to get the help i need cause of the cookies i think

i've been having trouble with my computer i've been everywhere i can think of asking for help Microsoft says my copy of windows is corrupt they were gonna download me a f… (read more)

i've been having trouble with my computer i've been everywhere i can think of asking for help Microsoft says my copy of windows is corrupt they were gonna download me a fresh copy but something is always interfering in my ability to receive help...about two months ago i got out of the hospital ( I have PTSD witch effects me ) i decided to change my browser over to Firefox and put it on all my devices Man was that hard....but with a lot of trying finally got them on my devices syncing and you have such wonderful tools and add ons i can see the cookies that are being loaded into my browser from every major company i been to ...goggle ...outlook.live....Mozilla...and so on...is there any way possible that i can get some to read these cookies and tell me what these company are saying about me...because it is causing me all kinds of defferent trouble ...i don't know what I've done but i believe i have a right to know...its even interfered into my every day life...this is some serious issues here...please take a look and see if anyone can help understand this before it puts me back into the hospital again from total fear of the technology i am using'...Thank you for your time..

Asked by Garyfrommayflower 3 years ago

Answered by Garyfrommayflower 3 years ago

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Allow Cookies for TwoFactAuth (2FA)

Hallo, I want to use 2FA with amazon.de. When I close firefox I will all cookies be deleted. I always must enter the twofactauth, amazon doen't remember my PC, I think be… (read more)

Hallo, I want to use 2FA with amazon.de. When I close firefox I will all cookies be deleted. I always must enter the twofactauth, amazon doen't remember my PC, I think because I delete the cookies.

Now my questions: 1.) Is it right, that a 2FA company remeber the PC in a cookie? 2.) How can I prevent only these cookies from being deleted? I do not want to allow all cookies.

Asked by Rolmei 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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FF deletes cookie exception list each time the browser closes.

For about a month, I've had an intermittent problem with FF dumping the list of cookie exceptions each time the browser closes. I originally had a very lengthy list of ex… (read more)

For about a month, I've had an intermittent problem with FF dumping the list of cookie exceptions each time the browser closes. I originally had a very lengthy list of exceptions and noticed a few weeks ago that it was now completely blank.

After I discovered the problem, I checked to make sure I do NOT have "site preferences" checked on the options to clear FF's history on close. I also tried deleting the prefs.js file, thinking it might have become corrupt.

I had thought the problem had resolved itself -- although I was never able to recover my original list of exceptions, but for the last week or so, the exceptions did not change when I closed. However, after FF upgraded yesterday to 23.0.1, the exceptions list cleared itself again. Now, each time I close the browser, it dumps the list again.

Any suggestions? I have a lengthy list of sites I would rather not allow to use cookies and and I'm getting pretty frustrated at having to recreate it over and over.

Asked by ArgentLA 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Cookies are being corrupted

Greetings, I visit a website every day. One of the features is a gallery of pictures. On a gallery display page, there are settings which control how the gallery is displ… (read more)

Greetings,

I visit a website every day. One of the features is a gallery of pictures. On a gallery display page, there are settings which control how the gallery is displayed. I can have them sorted by things when the pics were posted, filename, etc. I can also set how many pictures I want on a page.

I have been told that these display features are stored in cookies from the site.

The issue is that on the first page of the gallery, I set my display preferences which are sort by posted date, and 24 per page. I then refresh the page. Things work perfectly. Then I click next to go to the next page. After the new page is displayed, I find that the display settings have reverted to the default ones that I initially changed away from.

I opened FF Developed mode and looked at the cookie list. I used the inspector feature to find the cookie that was associated with the sort selection. There was one for per page (ppperpage). However, it looked like this:

ppperpage=a%3A7%3A%7Bi%3A0%3Bi%3A24%3Bi%3A1%3Bs%3A1%3A%22d%22%3Bi%3A2%3Bi%3A9999%3Bi%3A3%3Bs%3A3%3A%22des%22%3Bi%3A4%3Bi%3A0%3Bi%3A5%3BN%3Bi%3A6%3BN%3B%7D

None of the other cookies looks like this and that is why I am asking about cookie corruption.

If I delete the ppperpage cookie, and then use the set cookie to establish ppperpage 24, when I look at the cookie list everything looks OK. Now if I go from one page of the gallery to the next and look at the gallery display settings have reverted to the initial ones. And then if I look at the cookie list I see two ppperpage cookies, the one that I set and the one above has reappeared.

This is getting very bothersome and many others who use this gallery site are experiencing the same problem of losing the chosen settings as they advance to the next page of the gallery.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this issue?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Asked by RHB10 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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no way to delete multiple selected cookies?

I looked at my Privacy settings, then showed all cookies. There are several, but I wanted to keep a few. I clicked on one, then pressed SHIFT to click another, but no l… (read more)

I looked at my Privacy settings, then showed all cookies. There are several, but I wanted to keep a few. I clicked on one, then pressed SHIFT to click another, but no luck. So I pressed CONTROL while clicking, and still no luck. The button choices are to delete all or selected. Call me naive, but I assumed Selected includes one or more. This is fairly universal on the Internet, within APPs, etc..

I read HELP, and it looks like it's limited to just ONE cookie at a time or ALL cookies. Firefox, please enhance the functioning so SHIFT key can select more than one cookie to delete.

thank you pizazz

Asked by pizazz 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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When I delete Cookies, Flash player settings come to default (reset), is this normal?

Hello, When I delete Firefox (55.0.3) Cookies, Adobe Flash player (27.0.0.130) settings come to default (Allow/Ask...), although I've checked the "Block" option. It's the… (read more)

Hello,

When I delete Firefox (55.0.3) Cookies, Adobe Flash player (27.0.0.130) settings come to default (Allow/Ask...), although I've checked the "Block" option. It's the first time I face such an issue.

Is it only for me (Win 10 pro 64bit v.1607) ??

Thank you!

Asked by noikon 2 years ago

Answered by noikon 2 years ago