excessive popups for cookie approval




9 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: David Lang, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009090217 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.14
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009090217 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.14

if a site sets many cookies and you have firefox set to 'ask' each cookie generates a seperate popup window, and even if you give an answer that applies to all cookies from that site, you still have to repeat the process for each cookie

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.set prefrences to ask for cookie approval
2.browse to a site that sets multiple cookies (especially one with many elements in the page, each of which sets a cookie)
3. hit the checkbox to apply your decision to all cookies from that domain and select a result (approve, deny, or only for session)
Actual Results:  
many popups that must be answered individually

Expected Results:  
if you select apply to all cookies for this site, all the extra windows should go away. or you could present all the cookies for a page or site in a single popup so that they can be approved/denied individually, or all approved

Comment 1

9 years ago
note that this is very similar to bug 516221, just with cookie approval popups instead of auth popups

this includes the problem that these popups must be dealt with in order, and if there are a lot of them it's not unusual for them to get out of order so I have dozens of popups that I have to drag around to get them out from overlapping each other, then just click all of them to find out which one wants attention next and keep repeating the process until they are all dealt with.

Comment 2

9 years ago
that bug was marked as s duplicate of 339804, all the same problems reported there apply

Comment 3

8 years ago
I am having this problem as well.  FF 3.6.3 on a MacBook with no theme installed.  Catalogchoice.org is a site where I recently had this happen.  Ticketfly.com is another.  I accept a cookie for a site with "use my choice for all cookies from this site" checked and yet I get dialog box after dialog box from the same site requesting permission to set cookies.  Same thing happens if I deny permission to set the cookie with "use my choice for all cookies from this site" ticked.  Some commercial sites with a lot of ad beacons and third party cookies require a dozen clicks or more to dismiss all the boxes coming from just a single domain.

Comment 4

8 years ago
This problem is still ongoing for me - other problematic domains include cnn.com, oprah.com, and many shopping sites.

Comment 5

8 years ago
I thought there was an existing bug asking for an option "apply my decision to all cookies on this page"; however, I cannot find it right now. That would be a suitable solution to this bug.

Comment 6

7 years ago
The "out of order" aspect of this mentioned in comment 1 is pretty easy to run into on Ubuntu, as the dialogue boxes don't accurately stack on top of each other.

Related bug in Ubuntu: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/833952


7 years ago

Comment 7

7 years ago
This bug looks like a duplicate of bug 648609. Can someone with the needed bugzilla permissions mark it as such, please?
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 648609
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