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Why do cookies persist after clicking "Clear Data"?

Hi Mozilla community, The Developer Tools -> Storage -> Cookies pane shows cookies currently being stored by Firefox. If I close my browser, these cookies are auto… (read more)

Hi Mozilla community,

The Developer Tools -> Storage -> Cookies pane shows cookies currently being stored by Firefox.

If I close my browser, these cookies are automatically deleted. However, if I follow the steps on [1], the cookies are still there, and don't get deleted. *Why?*

Thanks in advance!

Steps to reproduce:

- Start a new Firefox session
- Open Developer Tools -> Storage -> Cookies and see that the list is empty
- Go to youtube.com and click Accept All on the cookies popup
- Developer Tools -> Storage -> Cookies now shows a cookie from YouTube, as per the attached screenshot
- Go to Settings->Privacy & Security->Cookies and Site Data -> Clear Data -> Clear
- Go back to Developer Tools -> Storage -> Cookies and click on the refresh icon
- The YouTube cookie is still there
- However either of the following actions will correctly delete this cookie:

1) closing firefox (with Always Use Private Browsing Mode enabled) 2) manually deleting the cookie from the list in Developer Tools -> Storage -> Cookies


[1] https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox

Asked by tomchopin 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Cached Web Content Not Clearing

Win 7 Home Premium Firefox Version 101.0.1 'Privacy & Security'->'Cookies and Site Data', 'Clear Data.' When 'Clear Now,' Cached Web Content; is clicked, it does n… (read more)

Win 7 Home Premium Firefox Version 101.0.1

'Privacy & Security'->'Cookies and Site Data', 'Clear Data.'

When 'Clear Now,' Cached Web Content; is clicked, it does not zero out. (It used to clear completely).

The browser webpage has been refreshed, the browser closed and reopened, and the computer restarted but the cache does not reset.

This issue started on the morning (Pacific time) of June 26-Is this a known glitch or am I missing a detail?

Asked by Buddy2014 3 months ago

Last reply by Nicole T. Arnold 1 month ago

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Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed deleting exceptions

I've enabled 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' to delete the cookies and site data when I close Firefox, but I would like to add some exceptions (most… (read more)

I've enabled 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' to delete the cookies and site data when I close Firefox, but I would like to add some exceptions (mostly mail site). Every time I add the exception through Manage Exceptions... button and then I close Firefox, when I restart Firefox, the exception is gone. Is this expected? I don't think so. If so, it's not clear in the UI, as the button is just next to the mentioned checkbox.

Version: Firefox 103.0 (64-bit) SO: macOS Monterey 12.5

Asked by alexmorenogc 1 month ago

Answered by Doc 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)

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Asked by levi.re 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 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 7 months ago

Answered by lsdoll02 7 months ago

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Cookies are being deleted every few seconds

I keep getting a message that "CAD 3.8.1" has deleted my cookies. I get this message every few seconds. I can't find where it's coming from to disable it. As a result my … (read more)

I keep getting a message that "CAD 3.8.1" has deleted my cookies. I get this message every few seconds. I can't find where it's coming from to disable it. As a result my log in info isn't saved and I have to keep logging in. Has anyone else had this problem?

Asked by Steph 2 months ago

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 2 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 3 months ago

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 3 months ago

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Loosing ALL cookies when Firefox session ended

I've just done a clean install of Windows 11 12H2 and, consquently, FireFox. Don't know why I'm loosing all cookies when Firefox session ended. Firefox 101.0.1 x64 OS… (read more)

I've just done a clean install of Windows 11 12H2 and, consquently, FireFox.

Don't know why I'm loosing all cookies when Firefox session ended.

Firefox 101.0.1 x64 OS Windows 11 Pro v 21H2 (Build 22000.776)

Asked by IanM 3 months ago

Answered by Márk 3 months ago

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Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed -- is not working with exception enabled.

No matter what i do this is not working. googled alot but still. my mind at this point hurts been trying to make it work for months , one time it worked but broke again. … (read more)

No matter what i do this is not working. googled alot but still. my mind at this point hurts been trying to make it work for months , one time it worked but broke again. i also use edge and it works flawlessly there.

So these are my current settings. 1. Enhanced tracking protection - Strict 2. Do not track- only when firefox is set to lock known trackers 3.Cookies and site Data - (ticked) Delete cookies and site data when firefox is closed .

  Manage Exceptions - i wrote github.com, steamcommunity.com, and many more but does not work

4.login and passwords - everything off 5. History- Use Custom settings for history

   (Unticked) Always use private browsing mode, Remember browsing and download history, remember search and form istory

(ticked) Clear history when fiefox closes -- In settings--everything ticked except -- browsing & download history, cookies, site setting, offline website data.


Please help.

Asked by firefox.nmnra 3 months ago

Answered by firefox.nmnra 3 months ago

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clear cookies for a specific website.

Hi there; I like Firefox and I always recommend it to others, please keep it the way it was, simply good privacy and easy to use and work with. It used to was possible to… (read more)

Hi there; I like Firefox and I always recommend it to others, please keep it the way it was, simply good privacy and easy to use and work with. It used to was possible to clear cookies for a specific website but now it's gone! and I can't figure out how can I delete/clear cookies for a specific website! I think even if there is a way to do this, you've made it so complicated! it was easy, just click on setting icon next to website address in address bar and clear cookies! once I tried this and it took me to other pages and ended up to clearing all my cookies in entire Firefox! and this made difficulties for me to find all my username and passwords and enter them one by one...

Please make it simple as before. Thanks.

Asked by huios1 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Recommended by pocket

Hi, I love my recommended by pocket on my new tab or when firefox opens. Yesterday Firefox asked me if I'd like to try a new setting disabling all cookies, I did opt in. … (read more)

Hi, I love my recommended by pocket on my new tab or when firefox opens. Yesterday Firefox asked me if I'd like to try a new setting disabling all cookies, I did opt in. After that my recommended by pocket disappeared. I opted out of disabling all cookies, but it hasn't reappeared. I checked about:config and the setting for recommendations is true. Please help!

Asked by slothmoving 4 months ago

Answered by slothmoving 4 months ago

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NewCookie Blocker

When I opened Firefox this morning I was asked if I wanted to install the new cookie blocker. Now I am unable to access my employers shift schedule web page. Was I scamme… (read more)

When I opened Firefox this morning I was asked if I wanted to install the new cookie blocker. Now I am unable to access my employers shift schedule web page. Was I scammed? Thanks for any help.

Asked by grnbmw 4 months ago

Answered by Terry 4 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 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 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 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Firefox doesn't remember my progress for videos using Vimeo player

I watch videos on dropout.tv which uses the Vimeo SDK as their player for the videos. After switching to Firefox, the video progress has consistently started from where I… (read more)

I watch videos on dropout.tv which uses the Vimeo SDK as their player for the videos. After switching to Firefox, the video progress has consistently started from where I left off on Chrome. The site doesn't remember where I ended the video when I watch it on Firefox. I assume this has to do with the cookies, but I've manually added "dropout.tv" to the list of exceptions in Firefox settings so that that site is always allowed to store cookies.

Returning briefly to Chrome, the player immediately tracked my progress again, so the issue is definitely related to Firefox somehow.

Asked by Rasmus 4 months ago

Answered by Dropa 4 months ago

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I keep on being logged out on computer reboot on Garuda Linux

When I restart my computer, I am logged out of all websites although I did not select settings such as "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed". This only ha… (read more)

When I restart my computer, I am logged out of all websites although I did not select settings such as "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed". This only happens with reboots and not on Suspend.

I saw two similar posts but the options look like they changed name since then: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1319622 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1289909

I tried to apply the solutions linked there, to no avail.

This behaviour only happens on my Garuda Linux and not on Pop-os. Thus I am not sure here is the right place to ask this question.

Another strange bug which may be related is the following: if I zoom in a page (say set it at 120 percents) then go to another tab and then come back to the page I zoomed in, the zoom is reset to 100 percents.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by benoitseron 4 months ago

Answered by Paul 4 months ago