Firefox cookies settings

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    I have configured firefox to clear cookies on closing the browser. Is there any way to keep cookies for just certain sites like frums etc.? I did not find any such option.
    In opera I can do it easily by site preferences.
    Any way to do that?

    Thanks.
     
  2. tony62

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    Hi aigle,
    i also have Firefox clear cookies on exit and use Cookie Button to save the sites i'd prefer not to lose cookies for.
     
  3. GroverH

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    The extension "Cookie Culler" also protects mine from deletion on exit. I do not know whether it will work on 2.0.
     
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    Thanks tony.
    Infact i wanted something that I will just set( with sites to keep cookies for) and after taht it will do the job without user interaction. Does it works like this.
     
  6. tony62

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    Yes, once you grant permission for a cookie to be accepted then you will never have to do it again.
    For example: in the drop down menu of the cookie button you will see Default(Accept session cookies) hence the blue check mark. This means that you are currently running your browser on session only(cookies are deleted when you close your browser). When you grant a web page permission for cookies then those cookies will be stored and not deleted upon closing.

    The cookie button makes it very easy in identifying which websites have permission or not. Once you have browsed to your favorite sites, given permission, that's it!!
     
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    Thanks I feel it migh be easier to use than Cookie culler but could not work with latest FF version so I installed Cookie culler. Thanks indeed.
     
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    @sukarof
    @GoverH

    Thanks for ur help.
    About Cookie Culler just few things.

    1- Does it make any difference if u clear cookies on browser launch( option in cookie culler) or on exit( option in browser itself)? I thought clearing on browser launch may slightly delay the browser launch, so I set cookie clearing to exit.

    2- What is the meaning of the botton line option in Cookie culler? It is disabled by default. Should I enable it.

    Thanks.
     

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  9. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    tony62, cookie button has not yet been updated for FF2.0. Or?
    Mrk
     
  10. tony62

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    Still with 1.5.0.7 here, thought about updating to Firefox v2 but i use 13 FF extensions. Can't really be without any of them!!
     
  11. GroverH

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    Aigle,
    I would leave that option unchecked, otherwise, when you revisit a site where a cookies was deleted, the site would not function. Also, be aware that these extension only protect the cookie from Firefox. If you use other cookie cleanup utilities (such as Ccleaner), you will have to go into that cleanup program and also list the specific cookies as exceptions.

    tony62,
    A couple programs will enable extensions which have not been updated. One is the Nightly Testor Tools.

    The other is MR Tech Install. Link below.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/421
     
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    Thanks GroveH.
    I use CCleaner but like to control cookies at browser level.
     
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    To prevent Ccleaner from deleting your protected cookies.

    Within CCleaner, to prevent a cookie from being deleted.

    Click Options, Click Cookies
    Move cookie from left delete window to right save window.
     
  14. aigle

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    ya thanks. Infact I have unchecked option of cookies from CCleaner as they are automatically cleared when I turn off Opera or FF, no action needed.
    CCleaner removes Cookies from IE. Not sure if IE has such cookie control like FF and Opera.
     
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    Thanks, i am aware of these programs and remember modifying SpoofStick manually in the past. The problem is that adjusting these extensions to make them compatible may well render them unworkable or function incorrectly. That's my fears anyway.
    I'll just wait until FF v2 is released, thanks GroverH:)
     
  16. Mem

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    Also as a side note, you may want to still only accept cookies from the originating site (no 3rd party cookies). To do this now in Fx 2 you need to go to about:config and change network.cookies.cookiebehavior to 1 instead of the default 0.

    Possible values and their effects
    0 All cookies are allowed. (Default)

    1 Only cookies from the originating server are allowed.

    2 No cookies are allowed.

    3 Cookies are allowed based on the cookie P3P policy.
     
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    I also accept cookies from sites and keep untill i close firefox. I add those few trusted sites into "exceptions". seems to work well.
     
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    Oh, I noticed it just now. I wonder why I should need Cookie culler while I can get same thing by the browser itself. I am going to uninstall this extension.
     
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