removing cookie exception does not take effect until firebird restart




14 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: Michael Gilbert, Assigned: Blake Ross)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7

When setting options for cookies such as adding a or removing an expection (in
the tools->options dialog box under privacy) the setting does not take effect
until firebird is closed and opened again.  This is not a good thing because if
i as a user accidentally deny cookies from a site that will only load with
cookies enabled (and i have other tabs/firebird windows open), then i have to
bookmark everything and restart the browser just to get to the site i wanted to
go to.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  go to with "enable cookies" and "but ask before accepting"
selected in the privacy options dialog box
2.  select "deny" cookies for the site
3. will not let you enter without cookies enabled
4.  go to tools->options-privacy->cookies->exceptions and remove
 form the list of blocked sites
5.  refresh (cookies are still blocked)
6.  close and open firebird
7.  go to and select "allow" cookies this time.  the page loads.

Actual Results:  
firebird blocked cookies from even though i had removed it from the
exceptions list until a firebird restart

Expected Results:  
firebird should have asked whether i wanted to "allow" or "deny" cookies from after removing from the exceptions list
this should work absolutely fine in current nightlies (and believe me, I beat on
the perms plenty since I hack in cookies)

as long as you hit OK on the Options window, its all good (if you do it from
another window with the Options dialog still open, the deletions aren't
finalized yet)

If you can reproduce this in a single window on a current nightly, please
reopen, if you you have to have multiple windows, keep in mind what I mentioned
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs,
filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
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