Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

When I block websites under "Managed Permissions" the cookies are still added. Why?

  • 3 replies
  • 2 have this problem
  • 4 views
  • Last reply by cor-el

more options

YouTube consistently reappears in my cookies despite the fact I have the website blocked. It seemingly does this when I am using google search, an unrelated function. I don't want websites that I block to be able to store cookies at all.

Chosen solution

When you spot a site you don't want storing cookies in the "Manage Data" dialog, for example:

youtube.com

Then you should mirror that host name when you create the exception, which needs to be in a protocol://hostname format. For example:

https://youtube.com

(and optionally)

http://youtube.com

Does that work?

Now, the site also uses Google cookies, but perhaps it's not practical to block those?

Read this answer in context 👍 0

All Replies (3)

more options

Chosen Solution

When you spot a site you don't want storing cookies in the "Manage Data" dialog, for example:

youtube.com

Then you should mirror that host name when you create the exception, which needs to be in a protocol://hostname format. For example:

https://youtube.com

(and optionally)

http://youtube.com

Does that work?

Now, the site also uses Google cookies, but perhaps it's not practical to block those?

Modified by jscher2000

more options

Also, the domain needs to be exact. For example: bing. com www.bing. com www2.bing. com

If you look at the site name in Manage Data, copy that exactly into the Manage Permissions. Usually, both of the protocols will be entered automatically.

See: Manage local site storage settings https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/storage

more options

You should use the top level domain to include all sub level domains as it is always possible that there are links to other sub level domains or you can get different hosts due to server load balancing, so do not specify www.google.com, but use google.com with the proper protocol (https://google.com).

Did you verify that this is about cookies (there is a number in the cookies column) and not about storage ?