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Why do some websites load in french?

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I recently changed the language settings on my Macbook to full French language for a couple months. During this time, while Firefox of course was not able to translate all English websites to French, it did seem to automatically switch to the French versions of some websites that offer such language options.

Today I switched back to English, but for some reason Firefox is still automatically selecting the French version of available websites (this very Mozilla's support site, for example). Is this something that can be corrected by resetting my Firefox settings, or could it be a deeper Mac issue? As far as I can tell my computer and network recognizes my current location as English-based. Thanks.

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Clear the cache and the cookies from websites that cause problems.

"Clear the Cache":

  • Firefox > Preferences > Advanced > Network > Cached Web Content: "Clear Now"

"Remove Cookies" from sites causing problems:

  • Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"

You can check the intl.accept_languages pref on the about:config page.