This ‘cookie’ (no size shown) has been showing up on my Firefox ‘manage website data’ since at least March ’23 and it w… (funda kabanzi)
This ‘cookie’ (no size shown) has been showing up on my Firefox ‘manage website data’ since at least March ’23 and it will NOT delete. It may not be 'a real cookie' but I still can’t get rid of it.
When I searched online for that apparent address I found:
The info near the top of that site’s page: Torbutton INFO: tor SOCKS: http://firstname.lastname@example.org?h=70991bcb via --unknown--:cc55771ba6d6e8c6542066863a47e223
SOCKS is a username? And the ‘onion/hidden service’ address cannot be accessed unless using the Tor browser? So that seems a dead end for me.
I have seen 3 other people posting here in the past year about this particular cookie.
hobro1 did an uninstall & still had to remove directories manually after getting some answers from several others.
blazee decided – based on the answer given by jscher 2000 – that it probably wasn’t dangerous.
mekishev 1 received an answer from cor-el that is incomprehensible to me, except for saying ‘it isn’t a real cookie’.
I understand it may not 'a real cookie' but then why is it showing up in 'manage website data' where everything else is a cookie?
Can anyone help, please? I’m about to migrate over to a new computer and really don’t want to take this with me. I don’t like the fact that it persists, and that the cookies ‘keeper’ – SOCKS maybe? – is completely hidden.
Thanks much in advance for any assistance!
PS The only possible explanation I've come up with for how it got this cookie is when I was checking out some Firefox extensions; I didn’t even know what Tor was till trying to figure this out.