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Websites requesting cookie privileges

Websites frequently pop up a message telling me to approve their use of cookies. If I decline, many times the web page becomes inaccessible. If I ‘Accept’, does that cir… (read more)

Websites frequently pop up a message telling me to approve their use of cookies. If I decline, many times the web page becomes inaccessible.

If I ‘Accept’, does that circumvent my Firefox settings for cookies, either by changing the settings or by putting the website on an ‘Exceptions’ list? Or can I rely on my Firefox settings being unchanged and enforced even if I click ‘Accept’?

Sample popup: “We use cookies to improve user experience, personalize advertisements, and analyze website traffic. For these reasons, we may share your site usage data with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners. By clicking ‘Accept’, you agree to our website’s cookie use as described in our Cookie Policy. You can change your cookie settings at any time by clicking ‘Preferences’.”

The buttons are ‘Preferences’, ‘Decline’, and ‘Accept’.

Thanks.

Asked by jmc7 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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Error from Google Drive and Firefox Updating on Its Own

Firefox version 96 - I can no long go to Google Drive and have it zip files for me to download. I am getting an error saying I don't have 3rd parties cookies enabled. I h… (read more)

Firefox version 96 - I can no long go to Google Drive and have it zip files for me to download. I am getting an error saying I don't have 3rd parties cookies enabled. I have not changed a thing. The only thing that changed is this Firefox update.

I rolled back to version 95 and it was fine. I told Firefox to let me know when I need to update and I decide and then it proceeds to update itself (again).

Any reason why I am getting the cookie error? I checked all my allowances in Firefox settings and in my antivirus, even though I have not changed anything there. And why would it update again after I told it not to?

Asked by Tronesia 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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FF cookie storage space 17,000,000,000 GB for Facebook

Even though I have removed the cookies for Facebook, the Manage Cookies screen shows a HUGE storage space. FF v99.0 on Mac == from preferences page: Your stored cookies,… (read more)

Even though I have removed the cookies for Facebook, the Manage Cookies screen shows a HUGE storage space. FF v99.0 on Mac

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from preferences page: Your stored cookies, site data, and cache are currently using 17,179,869,184 GB of disk space.

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almost all are Facebook storage. I'm feeling a little reluctant to delete all site data. If I clear all cookies and site data will that fix the issue? will the issue re-occur?

Asked by michaelp2 3 months ago

Answered by michaelp2 3 months ago

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Cookies and exceptions always deleted

I would like Firefox to remember exceptions and store specific cookies that I need for the Microsoft authenticator, and other two-stage logins. Whatever setting I choose … (read more)

I would like Firefox to remember exceptions and store specific cookies that I need for the Microsoft authenticator, and other two-stage logins. Whatever setting I choose (untick delete cookiex and sitedata, assign websites to manage exceptions etc) upon closing Firefox everything is deleted, always. This means I can't use any authenticator to remember me when I want it to do so.

I used a third party cookie extension (Cookie AutoDelete) to whitelist some sites and it worked perfectly fine until an apparent recent update by Firefox. I am on Firefox 101.0.1 on Mac.

Any ideas?

Asked by estulz11 1 month ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 month ago

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Loggia out of Google acc

Hi, Idk if cookies is the right topic, but I think login data is store in cookies somehow. Whatever, everytime I turn my computer off and restart I get logged out of my G… (read more)

Hi, Idk if cookies is the right topic, but I think login data is store in cookies somehow. Whatever, everytime I turn my computer off and restart I get logged out of my Google acc in Firefox. Problem occurs since about a week now, I already reinstalled Firefox and cleaned all user data

Asked by levi.re 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Private mode sending cookies

I noticed today when I opened a new private window and pasted a URL into the address bar, the website seemed to know that I had been there before. So I closed the window,… (read more)

I noticed today when I opened a new private window and pasted a URL into the address bar, the website seemed to know that I had been there before. So I closed the window, opened up a new private window, turned on the network tool, and tried again. What I saw was on the very first network request, Firefox sent half a dozen cookies to the website!

What's going on here? Does the private browsing session not end when I close the window? Is it supposed to?

Asked by firefox1097 1 year ago

Answered by firefox1097 1 year ago

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FF Randomly Logging Me Out Of My Accounts

Hello, In the past 2 months i have a weird problem, FF keeps randomly logging me out of my accounts, FB, Yahoo Mail, Instagram, Google Account, etc, it is a totally rando… (read more)

Hello,

In the past 2 months i have a weird problem, FF keeps randomly logging me out of my accounts, FB, Yahoo Mail, Instagram, Google Account, etc, it is a totally random event, not on closing or startup, and sometimes even in the middle of a session. I don't have too many addons or extensions installed except Ad Block Plus and Dictionary. I don't use an antivirus, not even the default one from Windows 10, everything is deactivated, and i manually scan from time to time with Malwarebytes, no infections. Also, Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed i have this unchecked as it should be. I also cleared all data, but still nothing, the problem persists. It is very annoying to keep logging in everyday on all my sites and accounts, so please, if u have a solution, help me. :)

Thank you

Asked by cami_cori69 1 year ago

Answered by cami_cori69 1 year ago

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cookies are not stored between two sessions

Hi everyone For a few months after several repairs and installations of Firefox (and even Windows) My cookies are no longer stored in my browser after closing Firefox I h… (read more)

Hi everyone

For a few months after several repairs and installations of Firefox (and even Windows) My cookies are no longer stored in my browser after closing Firefox

I have to authenticate myself on all web pages between all sessions: Google, Outlook ... all web applications without distinctions, even websites that I create myself.

What is intriguing is that this seems to only happen on my personal computer. It works fine from another computer with my account or on my smartphone.

I tried all the options for configuring the storage of cookies without any effect.

I regret not finding a solution, because I will have to abandon Firefox.

If anyone had any idea to find a solution to my problem, I would be very grateful to you

Asked by roedelt 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox - Ebay pages not displaying right - black arrows

I may have to stop using Firefox if I can't resolve this problem After a few weeks certain Ebay pages start to not display correctly - writing goes small, moves to the le… (read more)

I may have to stop using Firefox if I can't resolve this problem

After a few weeks certain Ebay pages start to not display correctly - writing goes small, moves to the left, big black arrows appear, other pages are alright

I know if I clear 'all cookies' it will solve the problem - but then I have to reload passwords etc on all the sites I visit

I've tried

  • switching of tracking protection on the ebay page
  • selecting and deleteing all Ebay cookies under 'managed data'

but neither solve the problem

The only solution I know to work is to clear all cookies - but I really can't be doing this every couple of weeks

Asked by crmjhn 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Permissions set cookie "Allow for Session"

Can someone please tell me why Firefox has remove Page Info on the right click? Sense Firefox doesn't have a setting to set all cookies to "Allow for Session", I have bee… (read more)

Can someone please tell me why Firefox has remove Page Info on the right click?

Sense Firefox doesn't have a setting to set all cookies to "Allow for Session", I have been doing it by my self on every page I see. I right click, select Page info, go to permissions then change "Set Cookie" from default, which is "Allow" to "Allow for Session".

I read their update page before I updated, and no where on the page do they mention removing page info and for what reason.

Does anybody have an idea why?

Asked by lucskywalker2000 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Keeping cookies in Firefox; man-oh-man, why is this so difficult?

Hello. I just updated to FF 94 but my confusion pre-dates the update. It would be most helpful to have a clear, concise, non-nerd jargon about how to keeps cookies. I nor… (read more)

Hello. I just updated to FF 94 but my confusion pre-dates the update. It would be most helpful to have a clear, concise, non-nerd jargon about how to keeps cookies. I normally delete cookies on domain change. This works for me!

I have a specific domain, a bank, that *now* charges me a fee to log in and check my account: two-step verification. The bank says that if I don't delete their cookies when I log off then I won't be charged a fee the next time I try to log in. Fair enough.

After looking through the Firefox / Mozilla explanations on how to keep cookies, what I read is not clear. Lets start here: many of the explanations show images of the about:config: "Cookies and Site Data. What I see on my screen is not what is presented in the proposed solution. Example: at this page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1287495 it shows "Manage Permissions". On my screen it says "Manage Exceptions". There is a big difference in understanding between "Permissions" and "Exceptions" and seeing as how I don't know what "Permissions" mean then I'm left with a hole in my understanding of how to proceed. This might sound a minor point to make, but I can not find a clear, up-to-date (FF 93) how to keep selected cookies. So please let me state clearly what I want to know and hopefully a clear, concise answer may appear.

- I want to keep specific cookies, from a specific domain, that were loaded into FF during a session. - The next time I attempt to login to that specific domain, the previously saved (hopefully) cookies will be recognized by the domain and allow me to log in without further charges.

For my purposes the "Cookies and Site Data - Manage Data" function is not relevant. I don't need to make a special election to allow cookies from my bank, nor am I trying to restrict cookies from entering the browser. I simply want to save particular stored cookies for the next attempted login to a specific domain.

Please, and with respect: clear, concise, simple language that is attuned with the visuals / graphics / images of FF 93.

Thank you in advance and wishing you healthy times.

Asked by taj 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Unable to login after Firefox updated to 96.0

Hi Team, After updating to Firefox version 96.0, we are unable to login to our application, after pressing login button our login page is getting refreshed. From warnings… (read more)

Hi Team,

After updating to Firefox version 96.0, we are unable to login to our application, after pressing login button our login page is getting refreshed. From warnings it looks like a Cookies issue. As 96 version has SameSite:Lax as default but we are setting SameSite:None; secure; but it is not working.

Kindly help us.

Thanks & Regards

Asked by projecthelpdesk2014 6 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Even if I register a Google domain as an exception, Google login information will be deleted

First, check "DeIete cookies and sitedata when Firefox is closed" from Privacy & Security in the settings. After that, register the Google domain as an exception with… (read more)

First, check "DeIete cookies and sitedata when Firefox is closed" from Privacy & Security in the settings.

After that, register the Google domain as an exception with "Manage Exceptions".

When I restart Firefox after logging in to Google once, the Google registration information disappears even though I registered the exception, and I have to log in again.

However, there are some sites where my login information will not disappear if I register as an exception.

How can I prevent my Google login information from disappearing even if I restart with the above settings?

Thank you.

Asked by lsdoll02 6 months ago

Answered by lsdoll02 6 months ago

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How to enable one manually previously disabled cookie?

I disabled 1 cookie of a particular site manually. I tried clearing the "Cookies and Site Data" afterwards. I am still unsure whether they are enabled now or not. Please … (read more)

I disabled 1 cookie of a particular site manually. I tried clearing the "Cookies and Site Data" afterwards. I am still unsure whether they are enabled now or not. Please assist.

Asked by funxtimecontact 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Clear all local data and stores in dev tools

Hi, developer question here: How can I one-click delete all data in all stores for a website? DevTools give me the "Storage" tab, but I have to go through every single st… (read more)

Hi, developer question here:

How can I one-click delete all data in all stores for a website? DevTools give me the "Storage" tab, but I have to go through every single store (cookies, local, session, etc) and delete every data entry one-by-one. Chrome eg has a very usefull "celar all data" button in their DevTools.

Thanks!

Asked by sebastian.patino-lang+firefox 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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cookies

suddenly Firefox is blocking my entry to a specific site with the measage "Log on error. You need to enable cookies in your browser to logon to Internet Banking." I have… (read more)

suddenly Firefox is blocking my entry to a specific site with the measage "Log on error. You need to enable cookies in your browser to logon to Internet Banking." I have tried umpteen ways around this to no avail. Google Chrome does not have this problem!! I am using version 100.0.2

Asked by Elgar 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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browser issue

I clicked on 'block cookies' option( never seen this before but I trust you guys so....) when I logged onto firefox this morning, since then there are various apps I cann… (read more)

I clicked on 'block cookies' option( never seen this before but I trust you guys so....) when I logged onto firefox this morning, since then there are various apps I cannot get on to, eg Twitter, my banking through Nationwide, very frsutrating. So I tried to set a restore point prior to thios morning but that made no dofference, getting desperate now.

Asked by stewart.r.j 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago