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Clearing Cache/cookies

Your instructions under "help" say to click on "Firefox" and click on "preferences". When I click on Firefox the menu does NOT have "Preferences" in it. What's up with t… (read more)

Your instructions under "help" say to click on "Firefox" and click on "preferences". When I click on Firefox the menu does NOT have "Preferences" in it. What's up with that?? And how do I clear the cache and cookies?

Asked by 57ws2qwr9w 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Cookies on allowed websites

Hi there, I have configured Firefox to remove cookies after closing it. At the same time, I have added some webs that I usually use as exceptions, allowing to remember co… (read more)

Hi there, I have configured Firefox to remove cookies after closing it. At the same time, I have added some webs that I usually use as exceptions, allowing to remember cookies in those. However, I have the following question: if I reject all cookies except for the mandatories ones in a website that I added to my "remember list", does that mean that future entrances in that web will be with only essential cookies?

As an example, if I mark https://www.bbc.com/ as cookies, and the first time I enter I reject all non-essential cookies, next times I enter in the bbc will I be navigating with only the cookies I accepted on this first entrance? Or allowing a site automatically accepts all cookies?

Thank you very much on advanced.

Asked by rdemedrano 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

authentication cookie missing for <1% of firefox users

On our online application we are facing with some strange behavior for a small percentage of our firefox users (<1%). When doing oauth2 authorization, after generatio… (read more)

On our online application we are facing with some strange behavior for a small percentage of our firefox users (<1%).

When doing oauth2 authorization, after generation of the authentication token we redirect to another platform but we are detecting that for a small percentage of Firefox the cookie (my_auth_cookie) with the auth token is not present.



GET: https://www.mywebsite.com/application/login Response:

new location https://www.mywebsite.com/otherapplication/redirect


set-cookie: my_auth_cookie expires=Mon, 04 Dec 2023 13:49:15 GMT; domain=.mywebsite.com; path=/; secure; samesite=lax; httponly


      2. GET https://www.mywebsite.com/otherapplication/redirect
          Set-cookie: mycookie: value
          Host: www.mywebsite.com


In cookie tab I see my_auth_cookie (value: xxxx, domain: .mywebsite.com, expires: Mon, 04 Dec 2023 13:49:15 GMT, httponly: checked, secure: checked,SameSite: Lax, partitionkey: empty, Priority: medium



I’ve tried to replicate but without success (with multiple extensions, including multi-account containers), with multiple configurations of Total Cookie Protection.

Again, this only seems to be happening to a very limited number of firefox users but for these, it happens 100% of the time. We see it occurring for versions 119 and 120 but now and then for older versions.

Feedback reports no extensions&addons.


Any ideas on what we could be dealing with? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Wilga Cha 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

iCloud.com keeps asking for authentication..."Trust Browser" doesn't seem to work

I see a similar question on the forums from March 2021, but I'm having this problem now: when I go into icloud.com, it keeps asking for authentication - i.e. it presents … (read more)

I see a similar question on the forums from March 2021, but I'm having this problem now: when I go into icloud.com, it keeps asking for authentication - i.e. it presents a 6-digit code which goes to my phone/ipad, and I have to put it into the browser. After that, I'm prompted "Do you want to Trust this browser" to which I ALWAYS say "Yes", but it doesn't seem to work; the next day, if I try icloud again, it does it all over, like the "Trust" option is ignored. In settings, "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" is unchecked, Clicking "Manage Data" shows that cookies for icloud.com are saved. I've just added icloud.com into Exceptions to Allow to use cookies/site data, though I wouldn't think I'd NEED that if I'm never deleting them. I tried this with Chrome, and the Trust DID work; I can sign in with that browser and not have to put in the code.

What's up with that?

Asked by Nathan Elke 4 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 months ago

History/cookies keep getting randomly deleted

The past few days when i've tried searching for certain pages i go to all the time they won't show up under "firefox suggest" then when i check my history for them the pa… (read more)

The past few days when i've tried searching for certain pages i go to all the time they won't show up under "firefox suggest" then when i check my history for them the pages are just completely gone, today i checked my history for yesterday and even though i started browsing at 8:00 the history only went back to around 13:00 with all the pages before that completely gone, this also causes me to lose all the cookies as well.

Asked by marcusroxburgh5 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

After Cookies etc. deleted, WashingtonPost.com does not ask for permission for cookies, but does in Opera.

Could you kindly advise? WashingtonPost.com does NOT ask to accept cookies even after I deleted all cookies, website data and cache (but in Opera it does ask for cookies)… (read more)

Could you kindly advise? WashingtonPost.com does NOT ask to accept cookies even after I deleted all cookies, website data and cache (but in Opera it does ask for cookies), after Firefox automatically deleting cookies and website data after closing Firefox, and after cleaning cookies, website data and cache with Ccleaner — WHY? Which mechanism of Firefox is exploited by WashingtonPost.com? And what should I do? Thank you!

Asked by peter.sebregondi 3 weeks ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 3 weeks ago

retaining Cookie exceptions

With increasing frustration, I'm am trying top retain certain cookies when deleting other cookies and history. Instructions I read say use "Delete cookies and site data … (read more)

With increasing frustration, I'm am trying top retain certain cookies when deleting other cookies and history. Instructions I read say use "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox closes" with exceptions noted, and do not toggle "clear history when Firefox closes." Except that in my Firefox settings, they work in tandem - the choices are both on or both off. I can't turn one on and the other off. Under manage exceptions, I am entering the entire website address with the https. Any suggestions? Thanks. Joe Markarian

Asked by jmj7 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

inquiry

Good morning I would like to ask how to configure (set) the Firefox browser on a computer with Windows 10 so that when clearing cookies and history, cookies and login dat… (read more)

Good morning I would like to ask how to configure (set) the Firefox browser on a computer with Windows 10 so that when clearing cookies and history, cookies and login data that have been added to exceptions are not cleared (deleted) when closing the browser: How this setting should be done (what options are selected) Privacy and security - clearing history when closing the browser Privacy and security - deletion of cookies and site data on closing (exceptions - allow) Please reply Regards Zbigniew M zbigniew14@gmail.com

Asked by zbigniew14 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Cross Site Tracking Cookies

Why do Cross Site tracking cookies show up after I shut down the browser and restart? I have my history set up to delete everything when I close the browser so I'm curio… (read more)

Why do Cross Site tracking cookies show up after I shut down the browser and restart? I have my history set up to delete everything when I close the browser so I'm curious why cross site cookies are apparently allowed to exist/function, even after a restart?

Dano

Asked by Dano 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

I need help getting my facebook account back on firefox. I deleted my cookies and now my account is gone

bold textMy issue is in Firefox I have 2 facebook account my personal one Cindy Betz Kuehl and my game account Cindy Kuehl Duc.  I deleted my cookies on Cindy Kuehl DUC a… (read more)

bold textMy issue is in Firefox I have 2 facebook account my personal one Cindy Betz Kuehl and my game account Cindy Kuehl Duc.  I deleted my cookies on Cindy Kuehl DUC and it deleted my facebook account for Cindy Kuehl  DUC.  I play games on this account and can't figure out how to get this account back.  I need your help please.

Asked by cindykuehl62 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Websites not keeping me signed in

Hello, When I sign in to new websites, they never do keep me logged in. I noticed this problem is present only for services that are working for my friends, that use oth… (read more)

Hello,

When I sign in to new websites, they never do keep me logged in. I noticed this problem is present only for services that are working for my friends, that use other browsers, so they can keep users signed in. For the websites that I had been logged in before it stopped working, I'm still signed in and I can enjoy not having to log in every time.

I believe it all started happening when I cleared my cookies once, around half a year ago.

I did however check my settings, and I don't have selected option, that clears cookies after each browser session. My password saving feature works as well.

Asked by bartlomiej.treska 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

logging in to costco.ca

when I try to go to Costco.ca i get the error message saying the page isn't redirecting properly because of refusal to accept cookies. How do I accept the cookies so tha… (read more)

when I try to go to Costco.ca i get the error message saying the page isn't redirecting properly because of refusal to accept cookies. How do I accept the cookies so that I can log into Costco.ca? (I can log into Costco.ca using other browsers, just not Firefox)

Asked by opalring 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

why is Firefox deleting my cookies every few days?

My cookies are being deleted very regularly perhaps two times per week and very often it seems to occur after one the the very frequent updates are installed. I have test… (read more)

My cookies are being deleted very regularly perhaps two times per week and very often it seems to occur after one the the very frequent updates are installed. I have tested this by refusing an update for several days and the cookies remain, but after i accept, often, they are deleted. I have not changed any settings related to cookies at any time and so it does appear that the updates are the couse. there cookies are very useful and include preferences for websites and identification details and it's incrediibly frustrating to have them erased though no fault of mine

Asked by neilankers 4 months ago

Last reply by Terry 4 months ago

Allow necessary cookies only

Hi! I do not want more cookies than "necessary". So I reject, make settings etc. And I clean them automatically when closing Firefox, just in case. On some sites that I … (read more)

Hi! I do not want more cookies than "necessary". So I reject, make settings etc. And I clean them automatically when closing Firefox, just in case. On some sites that I visit very often, this turns out very tedious and timeconsuming. How to allow only necessary cookies and not the rest? With Privacy & Security, Cookies and Site Data, Manage Exceptions, I can allow or block cookies from specific sites. What do I allow when I choose Allow? Only the ticked ones or all marketing and other stuff even when these are not preticked as default? Or will the choices made during this session be saved? In the case of my bank and a couple of others, I would like to save my choices to be able to enter it a little faster. But cleaning at closing Firefox also deletes that, I suppose? How to save my choices without saving all cookies?

Is there any way to see what kind of cookies have been saved? I can see the number of cookies for each site under Manage Data, but how to see the type of cookie?

Firefox 122.0.1 on Linux Mint

Best Eva

Asked by list4 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Firefox logging out of sites when I exit the tab

Recently I have run into an issue where any site I am logged into will not save that I am logged into that site if I close the tab or window. For example, if I am logged … (read more)

Recently I have run into an issue where any site I am logged into will not save that I am logged into that site if I close the tab or window. For example, if I am logged into YouTube, exit the tab, and open the same site in another tab, I then have to log into my account again.

I have tried this solution already: https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1342460, to no success.

Asked by gamegirlie8 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Clear cookies at shutdown but keep forum login data

Hello Is it possible to get Firefox to clear cookies at the close of Firefox but still keep forum login details and not delete forum login data. Help appreciated Thanks … (read more)

Hello Is it possible to get Firefox to clear cookies at the close of Firefox but still keep forum login details and not delete forum login data. Help appreciated Thanks

Asked by george28.james 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Miguel Ángel López lozano

Cuando quiero ingresar a Netflix a través de firefox en un celular android, ingresa normal a la interfaz pero cuando le doy clic para reproducir una película o serie me s… (read more)

Cuando quiero ingresar a Netflix a través de firefox en un celular android, ingresa normal a la interfaz pero cuando le doy clic para reproducir una película o serie me saca de la plataforma...con un mensaje que dice netflix.com/clearcookies. Cabe indicar que ingreso a la página web haciendo uso de la opción "sitio para computadoras" y no tengo problema es ver Prime video, HBO Max, Disney plus, Star Plus, appletv plus y Paramount plus

Asked by lopezmiguel320 5 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 months ago