Managing Cookies with Firefox 3.5

Posted: Friday, July 3, 2009 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.5, Tips & Tweaks

The Cookies controls are a bit hidden in Firefox 3.5. You will need to go Tools >> Options.. >> Privacy.  From there under history select from Firefox will: Use custom settings for history.

Your screen will change and be similar to below. Click the Show Cookies… button to manage your cookies.

  1. ac says:

    thanks was trying to figure out how to do this

  2. JD says:

    Saved my sanity. I thought they just removed it, I was running in circles trying to find it again when it was easy to find in previous versions. Mozilla’s Firefox help site was worthless in helping me find the cookie manager.

    I wonder if this change causes more problems than it solves, I understand they might be wanting to prevent just any yokel from monkeying with cookie settings, but it makes it harder to clean up cookies too. I’m not certain, but the upgrade from 3.0.x to 3.5.x seems to have broken the cookies for some sites. Maybe it’s not the case, but it seems suspicious that, on at least one site, Firefox suddenly couldn’t remember my login immediately after I upgraded.

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  4. V. Wright says:

    I had no problem finding the settings, but I DO have a problem with the lack of flexibility, and one other problem;

    Firefox 3.5X keeps my cookies, but reports that they are not there, and each time I shut down the browser it de-selects the “accept cookies…” check box. This prevents me from being autologged into

    Firefox help website is arrogant, dismissive, narrow-minded, and not at all helpful. Do you have a solution for this?

    I. M. Stumped!

    • Ben says:

      I’m having the same problem. Every time I open, I need to go to “privacy” and ask it to accept cookies again. Which means that every session I need to log-in anew to about five sites.

      I’ve replaced my FireFox software to no avail. Any ideas here?

  5. banano says:

    What happened to being able to accept or deny cookies when visiting a site for the first time and then firefox remembering your choice?
    Now you have to manually add exceptions which will be incredibly tedious.

    This coupled with the ‘hiding’ of the cookie options makes me wonder what they’re playing at and has got me looking for a new browser

  6. Rick says:

    Anyone know how to copy the cookies file to a new computer?

  7. crom says:

    On previous version I was able to deny by default all cookies and to allow only them for some sites. With new version I’, not able to do this. Is there a way?

  8. Penny says:

    I agree too. I used to keep a few selected cookies such as google, disallow third party cookies, and ask about others with the default answer of keep for this session. I don’t see how to do this anymore so I’m thinking seriously of winding back on version number and frezing.

    • Penny says:

      I was wrong and I grovel.

      It’s still there but it’s not so obvious.

      Tools -> Options -> Privacy
      Firefox will: ‘Use custom settings for history’
      x Accept cookies from sites
      Keep until: ‘Ask me every time’

  9. duane says:

    using firefox, i’d like to close out of firefox but keep signed in automatically to Gmail and Livemail for hotmail, right now i think it dumps my “remember me” stuff cuz of deleting cookies? i don’t know

  10. Siju says:

    They actually bring back the option to delete cookies in version 3.6.3 Now you can find the option by just clicking clear recent history.

  11. Martin QUO says:

    Can’t we remove them from the clear recent history itself ?

  12. why says:

    This is uncool from firefox. how come they hide this important settings, who get this idea?

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