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Firefox 14.0.1 spontaneously stopped reading old cookies- cookies still exist
Firefox 14.0.1 on Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.8
While browsing the internet Firefox decided that I do not have any cookies. I did not quit out of Firefox or change pages when this happened.
I had cookies when the page loaded, then Firefox appeared to have no cookies when I checked cookies in preferences. I had not changed pages, opened a new tab, cleared cookies, cleared history, or quit out of Firefox.
When I did refresh the page I was on, it acted like I had no cookies.
I checked my profile Library > Application Support > Firefox > Profiles > [PROFILE NAME]
My cookies were all still in the cookies.sqlite file.
When I quit Firefox and restarted it, my cookies were still not visible from preferences, and I was logged out of sites like Youtube. New cookies had shown up in the preferences panel from the two sites I tested.
How do I get Firefox to read ALL of my cookies again?
All Replies (2)
Try to clear the cookies.
- Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"
If clearing cookies doesn't work then it is possible that the file cookies.sqlite that stores the cookies is corrupted.
Rename (or delete) cookies.sqlite (cookies.sqlite.old) and delete other present cookie files like cookies.sqlite-journal in the Firefox Profile Folder in case the file cookies.sqlite got corrupted.
You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:
- Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Open Containing Folder
I just found out what the problem was. While removing cookies, I deleted the cookie that had me logged in here. While logging back in to post a response, this site told me cookies were not being accepted.
That made me notice that I accidentally checked the "Private Browsing" box on the Privacy page in settings.
Un-checking it brought everything back. Thank you for your time, and a fast response