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#1 Cynthia Moore

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:05 PM

I did read the pinned topic. :)


A couple of questions:


  1. What's the worst that can happen if I delete all cookies? Will I not be able to access some features of some websites?
  2. I see that Firefox allows me to delete selected cookies and provides a search function so I can locate them. Can I count on the name of the cookie being the same as the name of the website? If I search for "Amazon", can I be guaranteed of finding all of the cookies used by Amazon?


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:03 PM

As for your #1, the worst that can happen is that some web-sites may take a little longer to load, you will have to enter local info into web-sites, and you will have to log-in every time you need to. As an example, since I have Firefox set to delete cookies on exit, if I want to look up the weather forecast on the BBC site I have to type in my post code, If I saved cookies it would open showing me my local weather.


As for #2 - you have got me going !  I know I set Firefox up (1) to delete cookies on exit, and, (2) not to save history, and now I can't find any cookie controls !  However, I would not be willing to bet on each and every cookie from, eg, Amazon to be called Amazon 1, Amazon 2 and so on. That would be too easy. Opinion ? Just delete the lot !


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