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Sites automatically set Firefox to allow cookies from themselver, even when told explicitly not to

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Using engadget.com as an example. I have "Allow cookies from sites" set to off. Exceptions are only listed for google.com. I browse to "engadget.com". Suddenly, I have under my exceptions: "engadget.com" : "Allow". Other sites do this as well.

I've tried clearing my browser cache, the cookies.sqlite file, and got rid of all flash objects.

I didn't set it, I didn't ask the site to set it, so how did they set it? How do I stop it?

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Start Firefox in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

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Cor-el,

Well, apparently one of my "privacy" plugins is not respecting my default settings. I guess now comes the part of activating one at a time until I find the right one.

Thanks for the safe-mode suggestion!

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You're welcome