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How do I protect one website when deleting history so I don't have to request an access code to sign in?
My online bank recently added a layer of security. Now when I delete history I lose the sign in information for the bank, and have to request an access code to get in. Five calls to the online banking center provided no help. How can I protect this one site from removal when I clear history?
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You can't protect specific cookies with builtin means. You would have to use a extension or you can let the cookies expire when you close Firefox.
Let the cookies expire when Firefox is closed to make them session cookies instead of using "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear the cookies.
- Options/Preferences -> Privacy -> "Use custom settings for history" -> Cookies: Keep until: "I close Firefox"
You can create an "Allow" exception to keep specific cookies.
In case you use "Clear history when Firefox closes" or otherwise clear history.
- do not clear the Cookies
- do not clear the Site Preferences
- Options/Preferences -> Privacy -> Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history": [X] "Clear history when Firefox closes" -> Settings
- clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exception for password and other website specific data
- clearing "Cookies" will remove all selected cookies including cookies with an "Allow" exception you may want to keep