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Unable to whitelist websites in the settings menu

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As a Firefox user, I want to be able to whitelist websites as they continue to be impermissible to people using their website without having to give up all privacy, such that their website works.

Replication Steps: 1. Open Firefox Browser 2. Go to top left and click hamburger icon (3 horizontal lines) in top right under the close option 3. Click Settings 4. On left side click privacy and security 5. Locate permissions in the submenu 6. Location -> Settings 7. Add website into search bar and hit enter to add to whitelist

Current Result: Cannot add to whitelist and cannot utilize website with browser. Will be forced to use competitions browser.

Expected Result: Site would be added to whitelist and therefore allow use of a site that is arbitrarily adding forced location permissions because vpns are well... hurting their bottom line to be frank.

As a Firefox user, I want to be able to whitelist websites as they continue to be impermissible to people using their website without having to give up all privacy, such that their website works. Replication Steps: 1. Open Firefox Browser 2. Go to top left and click hamburger icon (3 horizontal lines) in top right under the close option 3. Click Settings 4. On left side click privacy and security 5. Locate permissions in the submenu 6. Location -> Settings 7. Add website into search bar and hit enter to add to whitelist Current Result: Cannot add to whitelist and cannot utilize website with browser. Will be forced to use competitions browser. Expected Result: Site would be added to whitelist and therefore allow use of a site that is arbitrarily adding forced location permissions because vpns are well... hurting their bottom line to be frank.

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Examples of problem sites so others can test and verify the issue your asking about here? Also provide screenshot of the error so others can see if they can replicate the same issues as well to compare.

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Make sure you haven't enabled "Block new requests asking to access your location" so that the site can ask for location permission. Note that blocking location requests is detectable and makes you more fingerprintable versus ignoring them.

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The above solution does not work for me. There is no way to add a website to location permission. When I enter the site, hulu.com using a variety of formats www, http, https, etc. it does nothing. I can't use Hulu in firefox because of this. Any other ideas?

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See also "Tools -> Page Info -> Permissions".

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The location service can be easily faked so I doubt Hulu is using that to enforce geo-restrictions. You might need to try a different VPN provider if yours is blocked.

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