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Solved: Saving specific cookies in Firefox

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by leneal, May 18, 2008.

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  1. leneal

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    I have Firefox set to keep cookies until I close it, which is the default setting I want. However, there are a handful of cookies that I want to keep for the next time I surf, and I can't find an option that allows me to delete all cookies, except those I want, when FF closes. I see where FF allows me to create exceptions for allowing/blocking cookies, but not for saving them on closing. Does anyone know where/if that option exists? Thanks!
     
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    Thanks for tutorial! This helps alot, but it's just a tad shy of my optimum fix.

    The "ask me each time" + "allow for session" certainly gets me where I want to go -- saving wanted cookies and deleting unwanted cookies when the browser closes. But the problem is that I routinely visit a lot of new sites and that approach certainly slows things down. The cookie queries quickly get on the nerves!

    It would be a lot better to have an option that allows the user to specify exceptions on closing the same way FF allows exceptions on blocking. When FF closes, I want it to delete all cookies except those I specify. Does that option just not exist?
     
  4. pedroguy

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    I believe that FF has an add on option called "cookieculler" which allows you to keep or not allow cookies from specified sites.
    Take a look and see if that will fit your requirement.
     
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    This is right on the money. Thanks, pedroguy! (y)
     
  7. pedroguy

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    Glad I could help.
     
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    I have use CookieCuller for a long time and it works great.

    Also use CookieSafe.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2497

    What is nice about CookieSafe is you can temporarily allow a cookie.
    The temporarily cookie does not get added to your Exceptions list like "allow", "allow for session, or "block" cookies.
     
  9. leneal

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    Sweet. Thanks! I'll play with both add-ons and see which works better. :D
     
  10. hewee

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    Your welcome.
    I use only the Exceptions rules. So I only have sites in the Exceptions list of sites I want to "allow", "allow for session, or "block" cookies.
    In the Options, Privacy tab uncheck the Accept cookies from sites box and then it will only go by what is in the Exceptions list. All other not on the list get block by default without getting added to the list as block.
    I have Spyware Blaster that adds to the Exceptions list but I turned off that protection because it is not needed. Same with Spybot - Search & Destroy.

    If you want to play around then best to backup the cookies.
    Get MozBackup. http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/
    Now you can backup and restore everything and as you learn to get more control over the cookies you may delete one you did not mean to but you can close Firefox and do a restore of the cookies only and then your be back to where you was. It took me a couple days to get all the cookies cleaned up and block added ones from site I need a cookie but they have lots of other cookies from the same site that are not needed. So having a backup is good so you can undo things.
    I wish Firefox Exceptions list showed all cookies from a site and not just the site so you can undo a cookie you blocked but it does not work that way.
    If you look at the cookies with CookieCuller your see you can put a checkmark in the box at the bottom to not let the cookie be set again. But in the Exceptions list it does not show up the same way.
    I keep CookieCuller on the toolbar too and clear all unprotected cookies before going to the next site but you got to watch out getting in a rush that you don't check that box or your block a cookie you want. You don't have to click at the box either but anywhere on that line to the right of it.
     
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