Why doesn't MacScan work on Firefox cookies, anymore?
MacScan used to detect 10-30+ tracking cookies every day - which I would remove. Then I updated Firefox and, now, Macscan only detects tracking cookies on Safari. I used the Firefox homepage to learn that the default setting on my Firefox 26 prevents tracking cookies -- but I never touched any settings on my previous versions of Firefox before -- when MacScan did work on it. Possibly, the 'prevent tracking cookies' feature didn't exist in previous versions of Firefox. But what I'm asking about is that previously MacScan would scan about 3,000 cookies. Now, it only scans about 100 Safari cookies, finds 2 or 3 tracking cookies, and it doesn't even scan Firefox cookies at all. Can someone please explain what's going on? The tech support guy from MacScan was very nice, but couldn't help me out.
One other thing: A website I went to once took over my AOL toolbar. I went to the Apple Store and a 'genius' fixed the problem -- but I don't know what he did. Possibly, the MacScan issue started at this time.
Re: Why doesn't MacScan work on Firefox cookies, anymore?
Mike, Firefox can be configured to not save cookies at all, or delete all cookies when you close Firefox. Maybe someone changed those settings for you. If you want to restore the default behavior, you can use this article: Settings for privacy, browsing history and do-not-track