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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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"Accept Cookies" banner on websites

I have cookies-blocking enabled through Firefox. Often, when I go to websites, I'll see banners that indicate the sites use cookies and that say by clicking anywhere on p… (read more)

I have cookies-blocking enabled through Firefox. Often, when I go to websites, I'll see banners that indicate the sites use cookies and that say by clicking anywhere on page, I am agreeing to the use of cookies. When I click on the page and keep looking at it, does the page indeed apply cookies to my computer/my work or do my Firefox settings prevent this from happening?

Asked by heger.kyle 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Having trouble staying signed into accounts, even with cookie whitelists.

Haven't been able to stay signed into online accounts like YouTube and Google accounts when I restart Fifrefox. The reason I am going to the trouble to post about it is b… (read more)

Haven't been able to stay signed into online accounts like YouTube and Google accounts when I restart Fifrefox. The reason I am going to the trouble to post about it is because it used to work no issue. It gets me thinking if Google must have changed something in their policies recently to make this so difficult, like it just denies Firefox's anti-tracking features and stuff.

Here's what I already tried doing: First turn off cookie auto delete for a sec, then see if Fifrefox is deleting the cookies I need in settings. Then finally, check to see if enhanced tracking is deleting the cookie (so I disabled it for Youtube and accounts.google.com for the time-being.) Still no luck with staying signed in after all those tweaks.

Last you might be thinking that this may have somethiing to due with Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) 2.0 in the recent FIrefox update but the thing is, I started having this issue before the new update. I've scoured the settings in Firefox and am out of ideas. Perhaps somebody who is more familiar with the settings could point me in the right direction?

There is only one last thing to mention: I do use DNS over HTTPS with a custom provider. Is it at all possible this brings complications with it? Maybe I didn't have the right idea about it when I added it.

Asked by Steamtrigger42 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How do I Make it so That Firefox Saves Cookies on Certain Pages but Deletes Them on Others

I have been using the browser Ecosia (you should too), which is essentially a web browser that plants trees as you search. The problem is that it would normally save the… (read more)

I have been using the browser Ecosia (you should too), which is essentially a web browser that plants trees as you search. The problem is that it would normally save the amount of trees that I have planted, but because Firefox clears cookies every time I close, it resets every time I close the browser. I know that I could just not delete cookies, but I would really rather not.

Asked by wh711 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Downloading a file from drive.google.com

Hi, I encounter an issue when I try to download a file from drive.google.com I get an error page with the following message : In french : La page n’est pas redirigée co… (read more)

Hi,

I encounter an issue when I try to download a file from drive.google.com

I get an error page with the following message :

In french : La page n’est pas redirigée correctement

Une erreur est survenue pendant une connexion à doc-0o-6c-docs.googleusercontent.com.

   La cause de ce problème peut être la désactivation ou le refus des cookies.

Translated : The page is not redirected correctly

An error occurred while connecting to doc-0o-6c-docs.googleusercontent.com.

   The cause of this problem may be the deactivation or refusal of cookies.

I searched online and it happened to others so I tried many things : - deleting the cookies.sqlite from the profiles folder in appdata\mozilla - repairing mozilla firefox - completely uninstall firefox and re - install after deleting remanent files

Nothing works. Using another browser I don't have any problem downloading any file from google drive. Info : Firefox 80.0.1 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:80.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/80.0 Windows_NT 10.0 19041

I hope someone can help me here .. Wish y'all a very nice day

Asked by b.gominski 1 year ago

Last reply by Clinton Njiru 1 year ago

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cookies

What is the best way to find out why a set cookie isnt working? a request sets a cookie for a full domain .google.com for example, but it doesnt get sent on subsequent re… (read more)

What is the best way to find out why a set cookie isnt working? a request sets a cookie for a full domain .google.com for example, but it doesnt get sent on subsequent requests for a subdomain. is there any logging or error message in firefox to figure out why some cookies work and and some dont? when i look in the application tab i dont see the cookie either.

Asked by dan4 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Some problem

Every site work properly but when i'm login facebook at this time browser work slowly. After login facebook when messenger site not open. so sorry i'm very wake weak in e… (read more)

Every site work properly but when i'm login facebook at this time browser work slowly. After login facebook when messenger site not open. so sorry i'm very wake weak in english. please pardom me.

Asked by shourov136eco 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Cookies and site data not being deleted when I close Firefox

I am very keen to avoid cookies being stored on my computer and have checked the box that says "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed". I have no "Exception… (read more)

I am very keen to avoid cookies being stored on my computer and have checked the box that says "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed". I have no "Exceptions". I also have "Strict" tracking protection - again, with no Exceptions. Yet when I open a particular bookmarked website (www.bikemap.net), Firefox displays the page showing the bike route from my street to my friend's house that I looked at weeks ago. This even happens when I open the site in a New Private Window. I am baffled as to why this is happening and what I need to do to stop it. Can you help, please? Thanks.

Asked by CB_UK 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to clear some cookies in Firefox?

It is possible to clear all the cookies from a website in Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox In my case, I would like to cl… (read more)

It is possible to clear all the cookies from a website in Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox In my case, I would like to clear only authentication cookies (to be automatically disconnected when I close Firefox) but I want to keep the other cookies about my preferences. However, I can select on which websites I want to clear my cookies but I can't select which ones.

Is there a way to select the list of cookies I want to keep/clear for each websites?

Thanks.

Asked by pico051 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Bad Request error

When using an internal website I usually get an error when using Firefox: Bad request Cannot parse token. root cause: Unable to decrypt bytes [ (then a bunch of numbers).… (read more)

When using an internal website I usually get an error when using Firefox:

Bad request Cannot parse token. root cause: Unable to decrypt bytes [ (then a bunch of numbers).

If I clear cookies this then it works for a while. If I use Chrome or Edge it usually works although sometimes I get something similar. The IT chaps insist it's a browser issue(of course). I'd rather not have to keep clearing cookies - any thoughts?

Simon

Asked by Simon Heffer 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Does any way exist to delete private browsing cookies (without restarting)?

Very often I need to delete cookies from web sites so the sites won't remember me. The cookies in private tabs never show up in "Privacy & Security / Cookies and Site… (read more)

Very often I need to delete cookies from web sites so the sites won't remember me. The cookies in private tabs never show up in "Privacy & Security / Cookies and Site Data" (so I can't delete them from there), and they don't go away when I close the tabs or windows. It seems that I can only get rid of them by shutting down Firefox - a horrible solution when I have many other tabs and windows open.

I can't believe that no way exists to delete cookies (and local storage) in private windows and tabs. Does anyone know some way to do that?

Asked by n.p. 1 year ago

Last reply by n.p. 1 year ago

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This account is not active. Please contact an administrator if you believe this is an error.

I use Firefox for many years. Firefox is always synced and I use "Firefox master password". The problem is that every time I try to sign in my account I see this message:… (read more)

I use Firefox for many years. Firefox is always synced and I use "Firefox master password".

The problem is that every time I try to sign in my account I see this message: "This account is not active. Please contact an administrator if you believe this is an error. " This message is looks like mozilla's prank, because someone needs to sign in first to get help! As I try to get help, "support mozilla" is drive me to an endless loop in Mozilla.org.

After several minutes (I think about 15minutes) I don't know why and how but I'm in! This is happened every time I try to sign in my account!

Why is so much time consuming and frustrating the way to sign in? What it means "This account is not active." and why don't given a reason why this happens or/and a way to fix? Why I can't just type the UN/Pass to sign in?

Thanks in advance and sorry for my english.

Asked by AntonyMan 1 year ago

Answered by AntonyMan 1 year ago

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Every week i have to re-logon to sites

Once every week it seems Firefox forgets im logged in and kicks me out from every site. I can close Firefox and turn off computer and im still logged in on Youtube on st… (read more)

Once every week it seems Firefox forgets im logged in and kicks me out from every site.

I can close Firefox and turn off computer and im still logged in on Youtube on startup, but some time during week it seems to drop the logged in state and i have to redo it on multiple sites.

Im starting to wonder if it has something to do with my Phone visiting Youtube on same account that screws it up. It seems to happen when i disappear from PC for some hours and comes back. In that time ive usually streamed Youtube content on Chromecast.

Ive had this happen meanwhile i was logged in on Youtube with the tab open. Once i refreshed i was logged out. Ive cleared cookies/cache to test if that was the issue but that didnt fix it. Other than that clearing cookies is disabled and has been so at all times.

This problem has been going on for a few months.

Asked by MeSaber 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago