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List of Cookie exceptions keeps getting deleted, despite "Allow" for each

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  • Last reply by kjsles444

The List of Cookie exceptions under Security Setting, the ones I want to retain, keeps getting deleted. I select ALLOW for each one. What is causing the list to get deleted?

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In case you use "Clear history when Firefox closes" or otherwise clear history.

  • do not clear the Site Preferences
  • do not clear the Cookies
  • 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 cookies including cookies with an allow exception you may want to keep


I don't have "Clear History" selected. I can't find "Site Preferences" options in Settings. I never click "Clear Cookies." "Manage Cookies & Site Data" lists all the sites I had in the "Manage Exceptions" list. This problem came to my attention that this list is now empty when sites I've been automatically logged in for years -- e.g., Amazon-- stopped logging me in automatically.


"Site Preferences" is part of the choices when you use "Clear Recent History" (Ctrl+Shift+Delete) and in the settings for "Clear history when Firefox closes" (you need to select "Use custom settings for history").


OK, it is named "Site settings" in your screenshots and doesn't have a tick, so this is OK and not causing problems.


See the attached screenshot of "Manage Exceptions" for Cookies. It is blank because it doesn't retain my exceptions. If I enter even one exception, then exit Firefox, then re-launch Firefox, the entry(ies) in this window will be GONE.

I didn't have this problem before this newest update. If it can't be fixed, please give me a link to a previous version.


P.S. I even have to log in HERE EVERY time I reply!


You can try to rename/remove permissions.sqlite in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed in case there is a problem with this file

You can use the button on the "Help -> More Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page (Root directory).


Apparently I'm missing the permissions.sqlite file.

Please give me a link to a previous Firefox version.


What about that second profile (qkuxn6ws.default-release) ?


I didn't know to find the file in another folder.

While Firefox was closed, I renamed that file as you suggested. I kept the Win File Mfr. window open when I re-launched Firefox. Another permissions.sqlite file was instantly created.

But it made no difference.

I entered a couple of website in the "Manage Exceptions - Cookies" window.

I closed Firefox, then re-opened it. As before, the "Managed Exceptions" window remains blank.

May I please have a link to a previous version.


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