Implement 'default action for new cookies' preference setting

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Core
Networking: Cookies
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
16 years ago
15 years ago

People

(Reporter: Brian Kendig, Assigned: Stephen P. Morse)

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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

16 years ago
One of the nicest features on OmniWeb (Mac OS X) is that I can set a 'default
action for new cookies'.  I can tell it to keep all new cookies, and I go log on
to all my favorite web sites and set up my preferences on them and have them
store the appropriate cookies in my browser; then I change the setting to reject
all new cookies.  The cookies that were already set will stay; no new cookies
will be accepted.

I'd like to be able to do this with Mozilla, too.  But right now the best I can
do with Mozilla is to tell it to accept all cookies, then I have to periodically
go into my cookies list and delete the dozens of cookies set by every two-bit
web site I've wandered past recently, while I leave the cookies set by Slashdot
and LiveJournal.

Comment 1

16 years ago
This is very similar to what mbrubeck suggested in bug 82734 comment 2.

Comment 2

15 years ago
Based on the second paragraph of comment 0, I think bug 75915, "whitelist for
sites allowed to store (permanent) cookies", would allow you to do what you
want.  IMO, changing the "default action" for new cookies and then visiting all
your favorite sites is an odd and unreliable way to build up a whitelist.

Updated

15 years ago
Blocks: 100573

Comment 3

15 years ago
marking WONTFIX

whitelist should be sufficient.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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