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Why did Firefox change from automatically deleting Cache at 350 to now seemingly encouraging all kinds of cookies from all over the place????

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Firefox had an automatic setting that cleared the cache at 350. I would clear my cache every time I turned on my computer. Now, it seems to be encouraging cookies from everywhere and everyone with no limits all of a sudden. Why the switch? Why wouldn't I want to keep clearing my cache as I've always done? Why the switch, Firefox???

Firefox had an automatic setting that cleared the cache at 350. I would clear my cache every time I turned on my computer. Now, it seems to be encouraging cookies from everywhere and everyone with no limits all of a sudden. Why the switch? Why wouldn't I want to keep clearing my cache as I've always done? Why the switch, Firefox???

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Hi, clear your cache as you have always done just a little differently. As to why, Volunteer Support do not know that reason, sorry.

Please see this which is launched from Cookies and Site Data learn more https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/storage?redirectlocale=en-US&as=u&redirectslug=permission-store-data&utm_source=inproduct

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There is a checkbox available if you click Clear Data to select what to remove, one for the Cookies & Site Data and another for "Cached Web Content". The "Manage Data" button allows to clear cookies and other types of storage from a specific domain.

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Thanks to both of you. That answers the "how" I clear my cache, but not the "why" for the change. I'm also new to this sort of forum. Why doesn't Firefox pay employees to answer questions about it's practices and policies from users of its product? Or is that somewhere else and I happened into the volunteer space by mistake? I appreciate your answers and the speed with which you gave them. But I'm looking for an answer from Firefox about it's policies and operations and why it changed this key element of privacy, security and function.

Thank you!

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Hi, sorry, Volunteer Support is the way Mozilla has always worked though paid employees do turn up in here once in awhile when this is stacked full. As a Non-Profit it is one way to keep costs down is Users helping other Users like cor-el with years of experience.

You can send your thoughts on the new changes by clicking on Help --> Submit Feedback This is one way to keep up with news : https://blog.mozilla.org/ This shows what is changed on each release and some info : https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/releases/ which shows for ver 60 : Redesigned Cookies and Site Storage section in Preferences for greater clarity and control of first- and third-party cookies

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Thank you, this was helpful. Though I think even nonprofits should pay people. I'll read those blogs and see if it answers my questions. I don't know whether I should be deleting the cache and cookies or not. I'm not a computer privacy, security and funcationality expert. Mozilla is. And I have trusted Mozilla for years to make these decisions for me, trusting the company's approach. But now, overnight, the company has radically changed that approach, and I want to know why. I'll read the material. Thank you.

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I can not see it not having a limit. Just clear what you think you should. New documentation : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-clear-firefox-cache

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Previously you could only manage the cookies and not other types of storage. All types of storage have now been unified under cookies and site data and the cache has been moved here as well. It is on;y no longer possible to clear individual cookies this way and to do that you will have to use the Storage Inspector that is part of the developer tools.