Add Site Preferences option to Clear Private Data (clear stored domain settings)

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SeaMonkey
Passwords & Permissions
6 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: Ralf Bartzke, Unassigned)

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Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:8.0.1) Gecko/20111121 Firefox/8.0.1 SeaMonkey/2.5
Build ID: 20111121045514

Steps to reproduce:

Go to settings -> data protection & security -> cookie-manager -> only settings

You should be large list of old websites settings to see, not deleted when you quit from Seamonkey, although this is requested by the user in the settings -> data protection & security.


Actual results:

Seamonkey allow websites, such as Firefox, in addition to cookies, permanent domain settings on the local computer store. But there is virtually no way to prevent this or delete this data later because each setting must be cleared individually. The former option to delete all together, was removed from the GUI at Seamonkey version 2.5.


Expected results:

Seamonkey needs to erase all data permanently, if the user has not consented to its storage. It must also offer the easy way to delete the data in the operation completely. Previously, such potentially undesirable features may not be implemented.

Updated

6 years ago
Component: Preferences → Passwords & Permissions
OS: Windows Vista → All
QA Contact: preferences → privacy
Hardware: x86 → All
Version: SeaMonkey 2.5 Branch → Trunk
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Comment 1

6 years ago
Temporary Solution: The information in the binary file of "content-prefs.sqlite" stored in the user directory. It is possible to delete this file manually, when you restart Seamonky it is created automatically and empty. Then the file can be provided through the operating system with a read-only attribute to block the unwanted websites from storing settings.
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Comment 2

6 years ago
The above temporary solution, unfortunately, prevented the store of many other settings.
I understand this is about adding a "Site Preferences" option to the Clear Private Data dialog, similar to the equally-named option in Firefox's Clear Recent History dialog. Confirming (and not as an RFE since I agree this is more than just nice to have, it's actually missing functionality and thus a bug).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: SeaMonkey: Clear Private Data fails to clear stored domain settings, manually delete domain settings or cookies practically impossible → Add Site Preferences option to Clear Private Data (clear stored domain settings)
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Comment 4

5 years ago
Yes, that way.

Comment 5

5 years ago
It probably would be nice if someone could port the whole "Clear Recent History" dialog, as esp. since we don't have Private Mode this at least would enable you to clear all traces of e.g. that last hour you spent shopping for gifts for your loved one who is sharing the same computer.
(In reply to Robert Kaiser (:kairo@mozilla.com) from comment #5)
> It probably would be nice if someone could port the whole "Clear Recent
> History" dialog

Probably, but rather not in this bug. KISS. ;-)

BTW I just noticed that bug 723002, which broke us (will file a separate porting bug for that of course), changed the code we need to port in sanitize.js.
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Comment 7

5 years ago
It is proably possible to eleminate the problem by disabling the associated function until it can be resolved definitively.
(In reply to Jens Hatlak (:InvisibleSmiley) from comment #6)
> (In reply to Robert Kaiser (:kairo@mozilla.com) from comment #5)
> > It probably would be nice if someone could port the whole "Clear Recent
> > History" dialog
> 
> Probably, but rather not in this bug. KISS. ;-)

Found that bug 696757 is mostly that.

Comment 9

3 years ago
Two years later... Can you not just clear permissions.sqlite? 

This is a privacy issue. Just checked a users permissions.sqlite file and find over 1,000 entries.
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