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Kracov
 
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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 8:38 am

I have cookies disabled by default, and a whitelist. I often come across problems logging into certain websites (which I can usually remedy), but this isn't the issue. This time there are several facebook instant games that won't run while cookies are disabled. These are small games you run while in messenger with a friend. One example is "apps-141184676316522.apps.fbsbx.com" and I already tried adding fbsbx.com and appspot to the whitelist. Doesn't work. Tried finding the cookies while in a new profile, it just shows the fbsbx one. Tried several cookie manager addons, they don't show a list of new cookies.

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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 9:56 am

In Tools/Options/Privacy & Security - under History make sure you accept cookies for the main site, not necessarily third party cookies.
Change the setting "Keep until:" to "they expire" in your new profile.
These cookies should not be erased by closing Firefox.
See what has changed, maybe the domain url has extra characters or is different somehow.
There's also the possibility the cookies are on a single use and do not save.
You might want to address this to Facebook.

Kracov
 
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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 10:32 am

My cookies are not set to be erased when closing firefox.
Here's my list of stored cookies and whitelist

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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 2:59 pm

whitelisting no good, 3rd-party cookies are recommend and in most cases needed.
try "cookie autodelete" (webextension) to manage deleting cookies automatically.

Tried several cookie manager addons, they don't show a list of new cookies.

there never was an extension to show new cookies - and currently there is no webextension for that. you have to check out yourself but as stated it makes no sense to do as you did before.
but - any decent cookie manager can show expiration date of a cookie that my be a hint for its creation date.

Kracov
 
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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 3:05 pm

So there's no addon that better controls whitelisting and third party cookies?

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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 3:08 pm

maybe for v56, but not as webxtension v57+
makes no sense for the real world as i tried to explain.

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Post Posted October 11th, 2017, 2:17 pm

Did you try to use the Storage Inspector to see what cookies get created when you have (temporarily) allowed all cookies including third-party cookies?

You can set network.cookie.thirdparty.sessionOnly to true on the about:config page to make third-party cookies behave as session cookies that expire when Firefox is closed.

See also:
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Tools/ ... _Inspector

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Post Posted October 14th, 2017, 6:02 am

There's some useful about:config settings you can employ to achieve your goal of maintaining privacy on this site: https://feeding.cloud.geek.nz/posts/twe ... n-firefox/

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