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[solved] Firefox - Deleting cookies when closing the program

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:41 pm
by mogette
In the "privacy and security" section of the preference settings for Firefox, I selected "Keep cookies nad site data until Firefox is closed" (the other option is "until they expire"). But Firefox doesn't delete the cookies when I close the program, I see, they are all still there when I restart Firefox. Is this a bug in Linux Firefox? I want cookies to be deleted when I leave the program.
Happy New Year, by the way, to all readers.

Re: Firefox - Deleting cookies when closing the program

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:29 pm
by all41
In my situation i find FF does indeed delete cookies at shutdown when that option is selected,
not sure why your cookies are not deleted.
Are you allowing third-party cookies?
I also use a ff add-on called Cookie-AutoDelete
With this add-on youcan define how long a cookie is retained after you leave a website.

edit: Just to say that certain cookies may actually be desirable--you can define those

Re: Firefox - Deleting cookies when closing the program

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:15 am
by kreemoweet
If you have set Firefox to save your browsing session, i.e. told FF in the Preferences to start up with
"show my windows and tabs from last time", then FF will not delete the cookies/data from
those sites because they are part of your saved browsing session.

Re: Firefox - Deleting cookies when closing the program

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:10 am
by all41
Interesting--can't find
But I'm dumb
Preferences to start up with
"show my windows and tabs from last time",
Where is this choice exactly?
Cheers

Re: Firefox - Deleting cookies when closing the program

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:09 am
by Gruppo Sportivo
mogette wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:41 pm
In the "privacy and security" section of the preference settings for Firefox, I selected "Keep cookies nad site data until Firefox is closed" (the other option is "until they expire"). But Firefox doesn't delete the cookies when I close the program, I see, they are all still there when I restart Firefox.
Useful information is described here Make Firefox cleanse itself automatically upon quitting:(see link)
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... x.html#ID2

Re: Firefox - Deleting cookies when closing the program

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:58 am
by mogette
kreemoweet wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:15 am
If you have set Firefox to save your browsing session, i.e. told FF in the Preferences to start up with
"show my windows and tabs from last time", then FF will not delete the cookies/data from
those sites because they are part of your saved browsing session.
Thanks! It looks as if that was my problem. Silly of me not to have thought of it myself ...

Re: Firefox - Deleting cookies when closing the program

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:00 am
by mogette
Gruppo Sportivo wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:09 am
mogette wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:41 pm
In the "privacy and security" section of the preference settings for Firefox, I selected "Keep cookies nad site data until Firefox is closed" (the other option is "until they expire"). But Firefox doesn't delete the cookies when I close the program, I see, they are all still there when I restart Firefox.
Useful information is described here Make Firefox cleanse itself automatically upon quitting:(see link)
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... x.html#ID2
This is a very useful link, all kinds of useful tips helpfully explained for the less informed user, thanks very much.

Re: Firefox - Deleting cookies when closing the program

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:08 am
by mogette
all41 wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:10 am
Interesting--can't find
But I'm dumb
Preferences to start up with
"show my windows and tabs from last time",
Where is this choice exactly?
Cheers
Don't believe that you are dumb, with that level rating ;-)
I guess it used to be called "show my windows and tabs from last time", now it is found at the beginning of preferences#general and is called "Restore previous session". In Chromium, it is called "Continue where you left off".