Preferred/Favorite Cookies List separate from other cookies?

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23 Feb, 2012 05:53 PM

I would like a separate listing of preferred/favorite cookies from all other cookies so I would not have to go through a long list just to remove some cookies I do not wanted and keep some cookies due to my frequent visits/logins of certain favorite websites. A feature I would like to see a button that I can press to instruct TenFourFox to make a website's cookies "preferred" or "favorite" and delegate those to a separate listing of saved cookies from other cookies, so the next time I can safely remove all other cookies before quitting/rebooting.

Is this feasible or just too complicated for you to implement?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 23 Feb, 2012 06:02 PM

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    It's an interesting idea, but not one we're likely to implement while we remain at source parity because it needs some internal plumbing which may not merge well with the main Mozilla trunk.

  2. 2 Posted by pjpreilly on 24 Feb, 2012 04:08 PM

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    Sounds like an Extension idea.

  3. 3 Posted by Rob on 24 Feb, 2012 08:54 PM

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    Sigh That's what I proposed to Firefox few years ago and they considered it but did not actually follow up on that.

    I hate having to do this to rid of cookies manually: remove, remove, remove, keep, keep, remove, remove, remove, remove, remove, keep, remove, remove, remove......


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 24 Feb, 2012 09:39 PM

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    Rob, you may want to look at about:permissions (type into the url bar). There are options to, e.g., allow cookies only for the session, and make permanent exceptions for certain cookies (you can call them "preferred") to always keep them. Or the other way around, as you like. This is on a per-site-base. Thus, a re-start of the browser would do your work. I haven't tried it myself, but maybe this is (sort of) a solution for you?

  5. 5 Posted by Rob on 25 Feb, 2012 05:40 AM

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    Thank you, Chris, that's interesting. I'll try it.

  6. 6 Posted by pjpreilly on 26 Feb, 2012 04:05 PM

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  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 15 Mar, 2012 08:39 AM

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    Feel free to re-open if you have further comments.

  8. Chris (chtrusch) closed this discussion on 15 Mar, 2012 08:39 AM.

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