Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Firefox 2.0 and 3rd Party Cookies

One of the comments I've seen about Mozilla Firefox 2.0 is the removal of the option to block 3rd party cookies. Firefox people have explained that the reason that feature was removed is because it was not reliable and did not work in all configurations.

Now, before you get all hot under the collar about the cookie issue, I suggest you visit, or revisit in the case you have already read Ben Edelman's analysis, sponsored by Clicks2Customers, in "Cookies Detected by Anti-Spyware Programs: The Current Status".

However, if you still want to make a change to Firefox, and we are talking about 3rd party cookies anyway, it can be easily made in Firefox about:config.

  • Open a Firefox browser tab
  • Type about:config in the address bar
  • Scroll down the page to network.cookie.cookieBehavior
  • If the value is 0 (zero), right click on that line and change the 0 to the number 1 (if it is already a 1, that means the configuration was carried over in the upgrade to 2.0).

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