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Where did chrome://browser/content/preferences/cookies.xul go?

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Prior to Firefox 60, individual cookies could be removed without also removing the other site data at about:preferences#privacy. However, individual cookies could still be removed at chrome://browser/content/preferences/cookies.xul. Now in Firefox 61 beta, that chrome URL has been removed (even though it's still listed at http://kb.mozillazine.org/Chrome_URLs).

Mozilla must restore users' ability to remove individual cookies only. For an organization who tout themselves as being privacy and security conscious, it makes absolutely no sense to take away users' ability to manage individual cookies without having to install a separate extension.

Prior to Firefox 60, individual cookies could be removed without also removing the other site data at about:preferences#privacy. However, individual cookies could still be removed at chrome://browser/content/preferences/cookies.xul. Now in Firefox 61 beta, that chrome URL has been removed (even though it's still listed at http://kb.mozillazine.org/Chrome_URLs). Mozilla must restore users' ability to remove individual cookies only. For an organization who tout themselves as being privacy and security conscious, it makes absolutely no sense to take away users' ability to manage individual cookies without having to install a separate extension.

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philipp
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hi, since the cookie & site data management was consolitated in version 60, it's also a logical step that the now unused xul interface got removed. if you want to delete or edit inividual cookies for a site, you can do so in the storage inspector of the developer tools: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Storage_Inspector

hi, since the cookie & site data management was consolitated in version 60, it's also a logical step that the now unused xul interface got removed. if you want to delete or edit inividual cookies for a site, you can do so in the storage inspector of the developer tools: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Storage_Inspector

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It was not logical to consolidate cookie & site data management. There are many cases where one might want to delete cookies but not cache or vice versa.

I'm glad developers can still manage cookies, but that's not helpful for the majority of users.

It was not logical to consolidate cookie & site data management. There are many cases where one might want to delete cookies but not cache or vice versa. I'm glad developers can still manage cookies, but that's not helpful for the majority of users.
the-edmeister
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xul pages are slowly being removed from Quantum. Down the road they won't exist at all.

'''xul''' pages are slowly being removed from Quantum. Down the road they won't exist at all.
cor-el
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You can still select to only clear the cache via Options/Preferences, so do not confuse site data (local storage and indexedDB) and cache. You now have a much better overview of what other website data is involved.

You can still select to only clear the cache via Options/Preferences, so do not confuse site data (local storage and indexedDB) and cache. You now have a much better overview of what other website data is involved.