Cookies lost on restart from addon manager




11 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: boof, Unassigned)


1.9.0 Branch
Windows Vista

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0

Not sure if this is an issue for me only, but, if a Firefox restart is initiated through the addon manager (or perhaps through any other parts of Firefox requiring a restart, cannot think of any off the top of my head), my saved cookies are lost.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to a website which allows the option to save your login details
2. Install a new add-on, update an add-on, or remove an add-on
3. Select Restart on the dialog box that appears
4. Login to all your saved websites again
Actual Results:  
Cookies lost, have to re-login to all sites.

Expected Results:  
Cookies remain.

Upgraded from 2.x.

Just my luck no one will be able to reproduce ;).

P.S- I did look at similar bug reports, such as:

However they don't appear to apply to my issue, as closing and re-opening Firefox manually does not reproduce the above noted issue :)


11 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch

Comment 1

11 years ago
Same here. Restarting Ffox after an extension update or with the Restart Firefox extension clears all cookies. Closing and starting it manually keeps them (like I've configured it). IIRC this did not happen with RC1 and RC2. 

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0

Comment 2

11 years ago
I can confirm this behaviour on two machines: Both running Firefox 3.0 final.

Machine 1: Ubuntu 8.04
Machine 2: Windows Vista Home Premium

Comment 3

11 years ago
Additional information:

Essentialy i use the same profile on both machines. They have been copied some time ago and are now used seperately. So it may have something to do with my profile.

Buildinfo on Ubuntu: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008061015 Firefox/3.0

Buildinfo on Vista: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; de; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0

Comment 4

11 years ago
I created a new profile and imported my bookmarks, cookies and passwords and installed all extensions i need. Everything seems to work fine for now. So my guess would be it had something to do with my profile.
in Bug 459167, new profile is also suggested as a fix
Component: General → Add-ons Manager
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → add-ons.manager
Version: 3.0 Branch → 1.9.0 Branch
Component: Add-ons Manager → Networking: Cookies
Product: Toolkit → Core
QA Contact: add-ons.manager → networking.cookies
Do you still see this issue?
Whiteboard: [closeme 2014-12-15]

Comment 7

4 years ago
Resolved per whiteboard
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Whiteboard: [closeme 2014-12-15]
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