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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20101130 Firefox/3.5.16 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20101130 Firefox/3.5.16 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729) I am finding more and more comment boxes are requiring the browser to accept 3rd party cookies (presumably as the site owner farms out the comment handling to a ... 3rd party). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Load site. 2. Comment box header warns: Warning: A browser setting is preventing you from logging in. [[Fix this setting to log in.]] 3. the link activates a child window superimposed over the main window reading: Help: Enabling cookies In order to properly log you in, your browser needs to accept cookies from all domains. Open up Settings > Privacy. Then, make sure Accept cookies from sites is checked. Also, make sure Accept third-party is checked as well. After closing your settings, you may try logging in again. Optional: If you would rather add an exception just for Disqus, click “Exceptions...” and add disqus.com as an allowed domain. Actual Results: User unable to log in to make comments (not that that is necessarily a bad thing ...). Expected Results: Could we have a list, similar to the Exception List for accepting cookies; except in this case it would list 3rd party cookies to be accepted even if Accept 3rd Party Cookies is un-checked (ie, disallowed). And, for the purists, it's own expiration pull-down list I suppose. I have been seeing more and more comment boxes doing this. It is only a matter of time before it's a wide-spread problem <quote>with Firefox<unquote>. Strictly it isn't a bug per se as it is a reaction a new programming paradigm that makes everyone's life more difficult but must be dealt with. The work-around is to just accept 3rd party cookies willy-nilly; a solution I abhor with all the advertising and tracking junk out there.
Not sure what to say to this since it's not a Firefox bug. Perhaps envangelism?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
My apologies. As usual, my verbosity obscured my point. Which is, could we have added an Exceptions button and internal list next to the "Accept third-party cookies" check box (Tools | Options | Privacy tab | History section)? This would allow one to specify ONLY those third-party cookies that would be acceptable, per se. The present "Exceptions" button / internal list presumably does not override the "Accept third-party cookies" check box setting and therefore does not work for this. As such, this wasn't intended as a "bug" per se but rather a feature; which I estimated would be easy to add since it essentially uses the same code just for a different list. Did I get the importance wrong? Should it be set to "enhancement"??
> Did I get the importance wrong? Should it be set to "enhancement"?? Yeah, that sounds more like a feature request; it belongs under enhancement. I've made that change, thanks.
Severity: minor → enhancement
Status: NEW → UNCONFIRMED
Ever confirmed: false
Voting for this enhancement because NextBus on http://www.wmata.com also requires third-party cookies in order to work properly.
I think I can further strip down the request text: In cookies manager, display a working check box for each cookie domain, reading: "[ ] Let them track my whereabouts in all the web." --
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