Manage Excepitions in Privacy and Security
I have chosen to delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed. However I want to make certain exceptions. That normally works fine.
However that are certain sites that are listed in the "Managing Data"-list that are not proceeded with a "https://www...", a typical example is "google.com".
I have not been able to add such sites to the exceptions.
If I just write "google.com" in "Address of website", and choose Allow, the system automatically adds a "https://www.../ in front so the exceptions list looks like . . https://www. google.com . and the cookies listed as google.com are deleted when I close Firefox.
How can I add such sites to the exceptions?
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Solved it myself.
For other who read this:
You can create an allow exception manually yourself via "Options/Preferences"
- Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security
Cookies and Site Data -> Exceptions
That way you can create an allow exception for the toplevel domain: https://google.'com
I would like to add that it does not work if you, as I had, not only chosen to delete cookies when Firefox is closed, but also chosen to delete history when Firefox is closed, and included cookies in "Settings for Clearing History".
I don't know the difference between the deleting of cookies when Firefox is closed, and deleting cookies with the other items in the clearing history process. But the latter seems to set all cookies to zero as seen in "Manage Data.." for cookies.
Anyhow, the exceptions did not work for me when cookies where also included in the "Settings for Clearing History".
The technical reason for that can perhaps someone else explain, for those interested.
You only keep cookies with an allow exception if you use "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed". Any other way to clear cookies removes all specified cookies. You also need to keep the Site Preferences.
- clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exceptions for passwords and other website specific data
- clearing "Cookies" will remove all selected cookies including cookies with an allow exception you may want to keep