Firefox 3.0.3 wont keep cookies/remember password




9 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Nicholas, Unassigned)


3.0 Branch
Mac OS X

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01])



9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008092414 Firefox/3.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008092414 Firefox/3.0.3

After Apple's latest update Firefox 3 has since failed to automatically fill in password information.  It appears that cookies are automatically being deleted when Firefox is quit.  However, if Firefox is just closed, then all is fine (if password information has previously been entered).

Always clear private data is NOT ticked.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Log into website which requires username and password
2.  Quit Firefix
3.  Go to website from point 1 and you will be told you are not logged in.
Actual Results:  
Only able to be logged in until Firefox is quit

Expected Results:  
All username and password fields should always be filled in.

This only started to happen after the OSX 10.5.5 update


9 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
Component: Build Config → General
QA Contact: build.config → general

Comment 1

9 years ago
example site(s)?

Comment 2

9 years ago
Any sites that require username and password entry - for example,;;

Comment 3

9 years ago
I'm using Firefox 3.0.7 and having the same experience. I always use the "remember me" option and set the cookies to be kept until expire for my email and social networking sites. Always clear private data is also NOT ticked. But since yesterday, the firefox suddenly ask me to insert ID and password for all of those sites. I have tried the same condition in Google Chrome and IE, and they went well. I have already reinstalled firefox but the problem still exist.
This is a mass search for Firefox General bugs filed against version 3.0 that are UNCO and have not been changed for 200 days.

Reporter, please update to Firefox 3.6.10 or alter. Firefox 3.0 is no longer supported and is no longer receiving updates. After you update, please create a fresh profile,, and test to see if your bug still exists. If you still the bug, then please post a comment with the version you tested against, and the problem. If the issue is no longer there, please set the RESOLUTION to  RESOLVED, WORKSFORME.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01]
No reply from reporter, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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