MozillaZine

Cookie management

Discussion of general topics about Mozilla Firefox
Ostrich
 
Posts: 2
Joined: November 18th, 2002, 9:51 am

Post Posted November 18th, 2002, 9:55 am

Is there a way to specify (using Phoenix 0.4) sites which are able to always set permanent cookies? Right now I'm happy with the majority of the sites I go to being able to only set cookies for the duration of my session, but some sites (for instance, Google) I want to be able to store my preferences.

Thanks in advance.

flii

User avatar
 
Posts: 2208
Joined: November 6th, 2002, 11:29 pm
Location: hickville, south dakota

Post Posted November 18th, 2002, 7:08 pm

maybe the option you're looking for is: tools-> preferences -> privacy -> "manage cookies" button. as you get rid of cookies you don't want, you can make it so those sites can't put cookies on your computer again by having that checkbox at the bottom selected. hopefully that's what you meant. :) (i'm using a more current nightly than the .4 release, so if you don't see it, that's probably why.)

Ostrich
 
Posts: 2
Joined: November 18th, 2002, 9:51 am

Post Posted November 19th, 2002, 7:06 am

<blockquote><i>
maybe the option you're looking for is: tools-> preferences -> privacy -> "manage cookies"
</i>
</blockquote>

Unfortunately, no. I'm looking for the reverse - the ability to have a cookie "whitelist" for the few sites I actually want to be able to set permanent (rather than session-only) cookies.

Thanks for the suggestion though. :)

Chris

thenightfly42

User avatar
 
Posts: 983
Joined: November 5th, 2002, 8:03 am

Post Posted November 19th, 2002, 7:40 am

I'm right with you, Ostrich. I want a whitelist, a blacklist, and everyone else I want to accept then toss at the end of a session. Someone said that IE6 actually does the best job with this, but I'm not going there. Just hoping that Phoenix catches up with that.

Faux Pass

User avatar
 
Posts: 103
Joined: November 7th, 2002, 5:50 am
Location: NYC

Post Posted November 19th, 2002, 8:50 am

I'd like to set Phoenix so that it accepts all cookies, and then throws out cookies that aren't on my whitelist at the end of each session. (Oops. I see you've already said that, thenightfly42)

I would also like to see the "Cookie Sites" table organized alphabetically from top-level domain downwards(<a href="http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=142179">142179</a>). Say I've been browsing banking sites, refusing all of their cookies, then later decide to be a customer of mybank.com. I now have to trawl through my Cookie Sites table and find not just "www.mybank.com" and "mybank.com" but also mybank's strange domain names: "cgi.mybank.com", "us.mybank.com", "foo.mybank.com". Having done this a number of times, let me assure you it is a PITA.

What would really be great is cookie wildcards: "Accept cookies from *.mybank.com." 'Course, then people would probably do stupid things like: "Accept cookies from *.yahoo.*", so there would have to be limitations.

emvious
 
Posts: 27
Joined: November 7th, 2002, 10:04 am

Post Posted November 19th, 2002, 4:45 pm

See bug 75915.
Better yet, vote for it. This is the main reason why I don't use Phoenix/Mozilla more.

Return to Firefox General


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest