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Is there any way to share cookie settings across browsers?


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#1 Cynthia Moore

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:26 AM

I use more than one browser, because some sites just work better with one than another. I have cookies disabled in all browsers by default, then I allow cookies for those websites that I trust, like bleepingcomputer.com.And some websites won't work without cookies enabled.

 

The problem is that I have to manually enter the setting to allow cookies in each browser individually. Is there a tool I can get that will change the cookie permission setting (block, allow, allow for session) for the browser I an using and all of the other browsers I have installed?

 


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 12:10 PM

This person explained it much better than I could: Synchronize Cookies Between Browsers

No, you cannot share cookies across web browsers. At present, there are no services that synchronizes cookies just like how bookmarks are synchronized.

It does not make sense for you to share a cookie across browsers or even machines, because cookies are supposed to be used to identify unique sessions. Most web applications are also intelligent enough to handle simultaneous access of their service from multiple devices. For example, you can use Facebook or Gmail on your smartphone and laptop without causing any synchronizing issues.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 12:20 PM

This person explained it much better than I could: Synchronize Cookies Between Browsers

No, you cannot share cookies across web browsers. At present, there are no services that synchronizes cookies just like how bookmarks are synchronized.

It does not make sense for you to share a cookie across browsers or even machines, because cookies are supposed to be used to identify unique sessions. Most web applications are also intelligent enough to handle simultaneous access of their service from multiple devices. For example, you can use Facebook or Gmail on your smartphone and laptop without causing any synchronizing issues.

 

I didn't ask to share cookies. I asked to share cookie settings. If I tell Firefox to allow the XYZ website to create cookies, I'd like to not have to also go tell IE or Chrome the same thing. I would like a utility that would change the setting in all of my browsers at the same time.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:01 PM

In my original reply "At present, there are no services that synchronizes cookies just like how bookmarks are synchronized."

No there is not an app, program or service that will allow you to synchronize cookie settings among browsers. At least that I am aware of or able to find with multiple Google searches. And with the previous explanation given in reply #2 fairly certain one does not exist. However I know better than to say never and happy to be wrong. If somebody is able to find one for you.

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