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"Clear Recent History..." wipes cookies and! the cookies exceptions list although the cookies box is not ticked

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Clicking "Clear Recent History..." wipes all cookies and even worse the cookies exceptions list although the cookies box is not ticked.

Problem persist across restarts of Firefox and reboots of the OS.

Clicking "Clear Recent History..." wipes all cookies and even worse the cookies exceptions list although the cookies box is not ticked. Problem persist across restarts of Firefox and reboots of the OS.

Chosen solution

The exceptions are part of the "Site Preferences". Make sure that you do not use Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox to clear the 'Cookies' and the 'Site Preferences'. You need an allow exception for cookies that you want to keep.

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Installed Plug-ins

(Gecko) Default plugin 2.0, Google Talk 1.20.9398, iPhotoPhotocast 7.0, Java Embedding Plugin 0.9.7.2 MPRJ Plugin version 1.0-JEP-0.9.7.2, Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers 13.2.0, Quicktime Plug-in 7.6.6 7.6.6, Shockwave Flash 10.0.45

Extensions: British English Dictionary 1.19, Wörterbuch Deutsch (de-CH), Hunspell-unterstützt 20100503, Wörterbuch Deutsch (de-DE), Hunspell-unterstützt 20100503, Firefox Sync 1.3.1, NoScript 1.9.9.87

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

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I'm pretty positive that I can pin-point the time it stopped working (in a cafe before boarding a train it still worked, later on the train it didn't anymore) and thus more or less sure no changes were made immediately before it broke

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The exceptions are part of the "Site Preferences". Make sure that you do not use Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox to clear the 'Cookies' and the 'Site Preferences'. You need an allow exception for cookies that you want to keep.

The exceptions are part of the "Site Preferences". Make sure that you do not use [[Clear Recent History]] to clear the 'Cookies' and the 'Site Preferences'. You need an allow exception for cookies that you want to keep.