request for temporary cookie handling

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
12 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: njem, Unassigned)

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0

Provide different options for cookie handling: A setting to generally accept first party cookies while I'm at a site, but delete them for a site when I leave , unless I have an explicit exception to accept and keep cookies for that site.

A very few sites need permanent cookies (e.g., newspaper subscriptions). For those I can create an exception to accept from that site. Some other sites need a cookie to work right just while I'm there. But when I leave a site I want its cookies to go. Firefox stays open for days with many tabs. The "delete cookies when leaving FireFox" is insufficient because I almost never close Firefox or reboot my laptop unless there's good reason.

Implicit in this is that first party cookies are handled differently. Third party cookies should be able to be rejected all together.


Reproducible: Always

Comment 1

12 years ago
I think you can already do this, see bug 252938.
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Comment 2

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> I think you can already do this, see bug 252938.
> 

Yes, the config settings do offer some of this, which just begs for them to be put in a menu so average users can set them. The one piece that is missing is that temp cookies aren't deleted when leaving a site (when all open windows and tabs leave the site). Many systems that are set for standby rarely leave their common aps, like firefox. Deleting on closing FireFox is ineffectual. If this suggestion is resolved as "won't do" then I'll resubmit a suggestion just to cover that one detail.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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