When browsing it is common to deny cookies to the vast majority of sites, but there are a few sites where cookies are desireable. Currently, the relevant preference configurations available are awkward: one must choose either to (a) deny all cookies, and reconfigure the prefs whenever a cookie-desired site comes up, or (b) be asked at every site visited whether cookies should be allowed for the site or not, resulting in an overwhelming number of "denies" and very few "allows". One way to address this would be to allow the user to deny all cookies EXCEPT for "overrides", and to have either a gesture (cmdKey down while hitting reload button) or explicit UI element that would - for a given page - reload the page with the deny/allow dialog coming up for all cookies requested while that page loads. This would enable a usage pattern where the preferences are configured only once (deny all except overrides) and the user surfs happily until encountering the occassional page where cookies are needed, at which point they perform the simple gesture/UIElement invocation and continue on their way. In this manner, the number of related dialog boxes is reduced dramatically.
Marking as duplicate. If you disagree, please reopen. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 75915 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Summary: Request for opt-in cookie interface → [RFE] Request for opt-in cookie interface
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