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Websites requesting cookie privileges

Websites frequently pop up a message telling me to approve their use of cookies. If I decline, many times the web page becomes inaccessible. If I ‘Accept’, does that cir… (read more)

Websites frequently pop up a message telling me to approve their use of cookies. If I decline, many times the web page becomes inaccessible.

If I ‘Accept’, does that circumvent my Firefox settings for cookies, either by changing the settings or by putting the website on an ‘Exceptions’ list? Or can I rely on my Firefox settings being unchanged and enforced even if I click ‘Accept’?

Sample popup: “We use cookies to improve user experience, personalize advertisements, and analyze website traffic. For these reasons, we may share your site usage data with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners. By clicking ‘Accept’, you agree to our website’s cookie use as described in our Cookie Policy. You can change your cookie settings at any time by clicking ‘Preferences’.”

The buttons are ‘Preferences’, ‘Decline’, and ‘Accept’.

Thanks.

Asked by jmc7 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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pre options for cookie handling

Hi, is there a possability in Firefox to set an option to handle all cookie questions the same wayß Means: opt out any other things than ”functional essential”? Thank You… (read more)

Hi, is there a possability in Firefox to set an option to handle all cookie questions the same wayß Means: opt out any other things than ”functional essential”?

Thank You for Your Links!

Asked by lothar.siegel 1 year ago

Answered by Balázs Meskó 1 year ago

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Youtube on firefox does not function properly, including but not limited to use of cookies due to antivirus

On Youtube, on a clean, up to date version of Firefox 64-bit, Youtube will not stay signed in, either on its on board hotbar on the left, the main center console in and o… (read more)

On Youtube, on a clean, up to date version of Firefox 64-bit, Youtube will not stay signed in, either on its on board hotbar on the left, the main center console in and outside of individual video pages, or both. Attempting to sign in via the normal means usually sends the user back to the main page as if they had not signed in at all (and if the account is signed in for a given attempt, it will only remain so until the page changes, for example when a search is conducted or a video loaded), and the sign in button on the hotbar is completely non-functional. Additionally, Youtube's other functions such as commenting, saving videos, accessing video history for an account, accessing or creating playlists, etc, do not work at all on Firefox 64 in this instance. This remains the case even when all of the troubleshooting options, such as changing assorted cookies settings, cleaning the cookies that are stored, changing how cookies are stored and what sites have permissions to store or save cookies, changing which are deleted regularly and from which sites or how which are to be deleted is determined, running a clean install of the browser, running the browser as an admin, turning off all ad-ons, running the browser in safe or secret modes (and also these as an admin and not, each), adding Youtube as an exception for tracking protection, and so far as completely uninstalling and reinstalling the entire browser do not fix or change the problem. The problem is not persistent on Chrome or Edge, only on Firefox, and changing which Firefox account is attempting to sign in, or which other accounts (Google, Youtube, etc) are signed in also has no change. Another post with the same problem has determined the source to be Kaspersky Antivirus, however the only posted solution in that thread is to turn off the antivirus, which considering that doing so leaves one's computer unprotected is not actually a solution - I'm maintaining this thread in the search for an actual solution.

PS - While I will be contacting Kaspersky as well to see if we can come about a solution on their end, the fact that no other browser that has been tried replicates this problem, even in the presence of an active Kaspersky agent, indicates that the problem is not with their software, but rather with Mozilla specifically.

Asked by bobbobert_010 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Error from Google Drive and Firefox Updating on Its Own

Firefox version 96 - I can no long go to Google Drive and have it zip files for me to download. I am getting an error saying I don't have 3rd parties cookies enabled. I h… (read more)

Firefox version 96 - I can no long go to Google Drive and have it zip files for me to download. I am getting an error saying I don't have 3rd parties cookies enabled. I have not changed a thing. The only thing that changed is this Firefox update.

I rolled back to version 95 and it was fine. I told Firefox to let me know when I need to update and I decide and then it proceeds to update itself (again).

Any reason why I am getting the cookie error? I checked all my allowances in Firefox settings and in my antivirus, even though I have not changed anything there. And why would it update again after I told it not to?

Asked by Tronesia 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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nasty cookie banner

Bonjour ( from France ) I am submitting to you a problem that only appears with your browser and not with Chrome. These are the cookies that I have configured on my PC to… (read more)

Bonjour ( from France )

I am submitting to you a problem that only appears with your browser and not with Chrome.

These are the cookies that I have configured on my PC to refuse them, it's my choice!

I accept them occasionally when certain sites I visit ask me to

When I connect to my portal, Orange in this case, I always have this banner (see the print sceen attached) which appears each time either by opening my inbox on each of the messages, or by consulting different subjects presented by the home page.

In vain I answer that I accept or refuse, it works on a few selection clicks then the banner reappears!

It's very very annoying

So I switch to Chrome and I don't have this pb so I conclude that it comes from Firefox!

I am retired from IT with 50 years in the business and I do not understand this bug.

Could you delete this permanent alert, especially since it has only appeared for a very few years.

Of course I could do without Firefox and use Chrome as my default browser, but I prefer Mozilla to Google.

Thank you in advance for your answer and remove this headband that breaks our feet.

Loïc Barreau France xxxxxxx.xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx

Asked by barreau.loic 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox logs me out of sites and clears cookies every 24 hours

This is going on for the last 5 days or so days. It seems to happen on a fixed schedule. Everyday on a specific time I will get logged out of google,gmail,youtube,faceboo… (read more)

This is going on for the last 5 days or so days. It seems to happen on a fixed schedule. Everyday on a specific time I will get logged out of google,gmail,youtube,facebook,reddit and have to re-accept cookies. I am not sure why this is happening but it is very annoying.

Asked by Profat 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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clear cookies for a specific website.

Hi there; I like Firefox and I always recommend it to others, please keep it the way it was, simply good privacy and easy to use and work with. It used to was possible to… (read more)

Hi there; I like Firefox and I always recommend it to others, please keep it the way it was, simply good privacy and easy to use and work with. It used to was possible to clear cookies for a specific website but now it's gone! and I can't figure out how can I delete/clear cookies for a specific website! I think even if there is a way to do this, you've made it so complicated! it was easy, just click on setting icon next to website address in address bar and clear cookies! once I tried this and it took me to other pages and ended up to clearing all my cookies in entire Firefox! and this made difficulties for me to find all my username and passwords and enter them one by one...

Please make it simple as before. Thanks.

Asked by huios1 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month 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 cookies,… (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 months ago

Answered by michaelp2 2 months ago

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FIrefox set to disable cookies, but website insists I use cookies

I have Firefox set to disable cookies. Yet, websites often say that by using their sites, I'm agreeing to the use of cookies. It's unclear to me if by continuing on their… (read more)

I have Firefox set to disable cookies. Yet, websites often say that by using their sites, I'm agreeing to the use of cookies. It's unclear to me if by continuing on their sites, I'm thereby temporarily turning my "disable cookies" Firebox function off. Here is a screenshot I took of what I see when I use "storage inspector" under "web developer" menu while I'm on Firefox and I visit one of these websites that says by being there I'm agreeing to the use of cookies. Please tell me ... in this case are cookies being used? I don't know how to interpret what I'm seeing on "storage inspector." I don't know what the lines, rows and the values in them represent. Thanks in advance.

Asked by heger.kyle 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Allowing cookies on Jacquie Lawson web site

Firefox is barring cookies from Jacqui Lawson web site. I tried to find the menu on Firefox to allow it but cannot find it. I am not dumb, but this is beyond me. … (read more)

Firefox is barring cookies from Jacqui Lawson web site. I tried to find the menu on Firefox to allow it but cannot find it. I am not dumb, but this is beyond me.

Asked by chillman96 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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How to enable one manually previously disabled cookie?

I disabled 1 cookie of a particular site manually. I tried clearing the "Cookies and Site Data" afterwards. I am still unsure whether they are enabled now or not. Please … (read more)

I disabled 1 cookie of a particular site manually. I tried clearing the "Cookies and Site Data" afterwards. I am still unsure whether they are enabled now or not. Please assist.

Asked by funxtimecontact 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Clear all local data and stores in dev tools

Hi, developer question here: How can I one-click delete all data in all stores for a website? DevTools give me the "Storage" tab, but I have to go through every single st… (read more)

Hi, developer question here:

How can I one-click delete all data in all stores for a website? DevTools give me the "Storage" tab, but I have to go through every single store (cookies, local, session, etc) and delete every data entry one-by-one. Chrome eg has a very usefull "celar all data" button in their DevTools.

Thanks!

Asked by sebastian.patino-lang+firefox 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Remove manually a specific website from cookies.sqlite file

Hi, I'm developping a custom tool in order to automatically clean my cookies from several websites. For example, I would like to automatically remove cookies from twitter… (read more)

Hi,

I'm developping a custom tool in order to automatically clean my cookies from several websites. For example, I would like to automatically remove cookies from twitter.com every time I launch my tool. I'm under Win10x64, firefox v89, tool developped in python.

To do this, once firefox is closed, my tool go in my profile folder, access to cookies.sqlite and delete row associated to twitter.com

-> DELETE from moz_cookies WHERE host == '.twitter.com';

The database is saved, no more "twitter" in my cookies.sqlite file, and the tool ensures there is no cookies.sqlite-wal or cookies.sqlite-shm files left.

After that, when I open again twitter, I am no longer connected to my session, but I got an error which seems to be related to cookies (see screenshot).

Moreover, when I oppenup the firefox cookies manager, there is still twitter cookies in the list, but 0 cookies associated.

Where is my mistake ? Can you help me solve my problem ? Thanks

Asked by simgorecki 1 year ago

Answered by simgorecki 1 year ago

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cookies

Cookies appear to not be allowed for my Janus Henderson account. I cannot sign into the account because of it. I have tried to "allow" these cookies, but it still does… (read more)

Cookies appear to not be allowed for my Janus Henderson account. I cannot sign into the account because of it. I have tried to "allow" these cookies, but it still doesn't work. What should I do to fix the problem?

Asked by slenz111 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox 96 mixed http/https content issues

I manage a website that uses https for logging in or other sensitive data but uses http for non-sensitive data. Beginning with Firefox 96, users who login using https can… (read more)

I manage a website that uses https for logging in or other sensitive data but uses http for non-sensitive data. Beginning with Firefox 96, users who login using https can navigate to any https page on the site using their logged in credentials, but do not have their login credentials when they navigate to http pages. It appears the cookies generated on https pages are not accessible from http pages using the latest version.

Is this a bug in Firefox 96 or a feature?

Bug or not, I understand the obvious advice would be to use https for the entire site. But our site uses a 3rd party app that does not work using https. The second obvious advice would be to get rid of or fix the app so we can use https for the entire site, which will have to happen at some point. But for the meantime, is there a setting in Firefox that will allow users to login to a mixed https/http site using Firefox 96 or are users going to have to use another browser?

Asked by SisyphusOnRollerSkates 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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Keeping cookies in Firefox; man-oh-man, why is this so difficult?

Hello. I just updated to FF 94 but my confusion pre-dates the update. It would be most helpful to have a clear, concise, non-nerd jargon about how to keeps cookies. I nor… (read more)

Hello. I just updated to FF 94 but my confusion pre-dates the update. It would be most helpful to have a clear, concise, non-nerd jargon about how to keeps cookies. I normally delete cookies on domain change. This works for me!

I have a specific domain, a bank, that *now* charges me a fee to log in and check my account: two-step verification. The bank says that if I don't delete their cookies when I log off then I won't be charged a fee the next time I try to log in. Fair enough.

After looking through the Firefox / Mozilla explanations on how to keep cookies, what I read is not clear. Lets start here: many of the explanations show images of the about:config: "Cookies and Site Data. What I see on my screen is not what is presented in the proposed solution. Example: at this page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1287495 it shows "Manage Permissions". On my screen it says "Manage Exceptions". There is a big difference in understanding between "Permissions" and "Exceptions" and seeing as how I don't know what "Permissions" mean then I'm left with a hole in my understanding of how to proceed. This might sound a minor point to make, but I can not find a clear, up-to-date (FF 93) how to keep selected cookies. So please let me state clearly what I want to know and hopefully a clear, concise answer may appear.

- I want to keep specific cookies, from a specific domain, that were loaded into FF during a session. - The next time I attempt to login to that specific domain, the previously saved (hopefully) cookies will be recognized by the domain and allow me to log in without further charges.

For my purposes the "Cookies and Site Data - Manage Data" function is not relevant. I don't need to make a special election to allow cookies from my bank, nor am I trying to restrict cookies from entering the browser. I simply want to save particular stored cookies for the next attempted login to a specific domain.

Please, and with respect: clear, concise, simple language that is attuned with the visuals / graphics / images of FF 93.

Thank you in advance and wishing you healthy times.

Asked by taj 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago