FF2.0 and TP cookies

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  1. Lamehand

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    What i understand is that FF2.0 won't block third party cookies anymore unless you alter a setting in about:config, they've removed the option preferences>privacy>cookies "for the originating site only" in cookie management.
    I find this a strange move in the wrong direction.

    For an 'average user' it must be a simple thing to block TP-cookies, it musn't be necessary to change settings in about:config for something so obvious as this.

    Are there any beta2 users who can confirm this?

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    I have seen very little info for FF 2.0 and knew nothing about this. But I completely agree. If cookie management has been crippled, it is a BIG step backward! IMO, 3rd party cookies are worse than email spam. Your privacy flies right out the window.

    FF is the only browser out of the big 3 that has been doing cookie management right. IE stinks and Opera is barely acceptable.

    If true, I cannot imagine what they are thinking... o_O
     
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    Refering to this article, I respectfully disagree with the author's assessment. Most 3rd party cookies are specifically used to track one's surfing at as many web sites as possible. When used in this context, they are capable of gathering quite a bit of surfing history on individual PC's.

    My perspective is that privacy is related to security. And many 3rd party cookies limit one's privacy... :eek:
     
  6. dog

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    I agree, that option should be available in the 'graphical' user preferences -- it's however still available thru prefs.js / about:config ... I don't see any reason for it's removal other than maybe google - google-analytics specifically.

    Novice users still have control also by using the ask me every time option. ;)

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    Yes, that was what i was thinking too, the great googly could be behind this.
    O, well, if you sell your soul to the devil, you'll soon have a crappy browser an old proverb says.

    What i see that every time something like this is changed it's a step backward for the user, first you have a nice UI were you can check the settings, then that's gone and we have to alter a setting in about:config, what will be next?
    Steve, you won't be always around to answer all those questions. ;)

    Abe
     
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    I'm just a slightly above average user like yourself ... the great thing about the net is, there are millions of people collectively contributing to the info available, there's always an answer available somewhere. ;) :cool:
     
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    Wow that is crazy if they are taking that out of the GUI. I hope that they revert back to there old ways. I also agree that Firefox is the best regarding cookie management. I can't stand IE or Opera's.
     
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    Hello,
    You can wait for some nice cookie extension.
    Mrk
     
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    I installed FF 2.0 RC1 and the 3rd party cookie handling is indeed gone/changed. You can still manage them manually (probably my preferred method) but for the life of me, I cannot figure out why they did this. Unless it's related to Google as some have said... :(
     
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    I'm not sure either. On Firefox 2.0 RC1 however, the Customize Google extension works as well as the CookieSafe extension.
    Just a couple of options to consider.
     
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