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randyandy
 
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Post Posted August 14th, 2017, 1:12 pm

:?: Moments ago while reviewing the Options menu I opened Privacy & Security. Then to Offline Web Content & User Data. The following it what caught my attention and led to this post. In the panel below 'The following Websites are allowed to store data for offline use'... is 'https://www.ft.com.' I had not seen this before today
and did not give permission for what appears to be the Financial Times web address. Matter of fact , I've never used the Financial Times online or otherwise. Would this be a Firefox inclusion and is it safe to remove it?
This is probably a trivial matter and easily resolved...but I wanted to look for your guidance before I take the leap and remove this uninvited web address.
Thanks and Cheers. Randyandy.

Brummelchen
 
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Post Posted August 14th, 2017, 1:34 pm

maybe you visited another site which includes content of FT and because of httpS firefox stored something about the cert. thats regular usage for offline storage, some name it "channel id"

randyandy
 
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Post Posted August 14th, 2017, 2:21 pm

Thanks Brummelchen. I can remove it without creating any problems, right? Cheers

randyandy
 
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Post Posted August 14th, 2017, 9:52 pm

This post could get top marks for being the lamest inquiry of the day. Hardly rated the curiosity it attracted....but thanks to all. I sucked it up and deleted the offending http://www.ft.com.
Cheers :) Randyandy

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Post Posted August 15th, 2017, 5:34 am

If you're concerned when these Offline data stores happen make sure you check:
/Tools/Options/Advanced/Offline web content and user data/Tell you when a website asks to store data for offline use

randyandy
 
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Post Posted August 15th, 2017, 2:03 pm

Thanks for the input Grumpus.It was through following your suggestion that I discovered the offline and uninvited http://www.ft.com address. However I also noticed as we proceed with the Firefox updates..
56 beta 2 in my case...the 'advanced' option no longer exists. Cheers,

Brummelchen
 
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Post Posted August 16th, 2017, 9:25 am

56beta2 has same bugs like v55/55.0.1 you better go for 55.0.2 when ready theses days.

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Post Posted October 24th, 2017, 6:41 am

Is there a way to update a saved password.

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