User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031030 Epiphany/1.0.6 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031030 Epiphany/1.0.6 Being able to reject or accept cookies on a per-domain basis is extremely useful, but occasionally results in a situation where, during the loading of one page, an seemingly endless series of cookie dialogs must be dealt with. For example, a particular page load might involve the following: - A cookie from the domain of the page being loaded. - A cookie from that domain's image server. - A cookie or cookies from the site's advertising partner(s). - A cookie from the site's hit counter. And so on. Dealing with each of these individually is an annoyance, and because each cookie could come from a completely different domain, the current cookie-rejection options are not particularly helpful. If possible, it would be nice to have an option like "reject all cookies while this page is loading" which would reduce many cookie dialogs to one and alleviate the annoyance of pages which attempt to set far too many cookies. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Set cookie control preferences to prompt for each cookie. 2. Visit any site which partners with MSN or has a Hitbox hit counter. 3. Be besieged by hordes of cookie dialogs at your gates. Actual Results: Like Rome facing the Goths, I was shamed and defeated by a horde of barbarous servers trying to set cookies. Expected Results: Mozilla should offer an option to reject any cookie which any server tries to set while the current page is loading.
the usefulness of this is questionable. First, how would you know whether the site was going to set more cookies until it prompted? The only way you would know is if you were returning to a page again, in which case this would only affect you if you were not choosing to remember the decision in question. And for that case, its adding cruft to the dialog for the sake of someone choosing to have the dialogs return after the first time. I'm thinking WONTFIX for this one as well.
see reasons above, I haven't changed my mind on the rationale given
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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