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If you use Mozilla Firefox in the "never remember history" setting, how can one see which cookies are currently saved (and possibly delete specific ones)? The answer I've heard is to look in Preferences -> Tools, but this is the screen shot of that tab, and there is no list of cookies here:

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The Page Info dialog lets you view cookies - from the context menu on a page choose "View Page Info", go to the "Security" tab and click "View Cookies". By default it will only show the cookies for the current page but you can remove the search string and it will show all cookies. If you want it a bit more comfortable you can install the View Cookies extension.

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The list of cookies is here (any plugin is needed) :

Preference -> Tools -> Privacy -> Historic -> on the combo box is selected : "Use custom settings for historic" They are few checkbox underneath and a button named: "Display Cookies.."

When a click under this button a window pops with all the currents cookies inside, which could be deleted

I'm using FireFox 10.0 and I'm able to see which cookies are currently saved (and possibly delete specific ones).

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Quick Solution:

You can manage cookies by going to the following address*:

chrome://browser/content/preferences/cookies.xul

*Domains have been removed from the screenshot

Cookies


Alternatively...

Setting Firefox to Never remember history will hide the link or button to manage cookies. To enable the button, you must choose Remember history or Use custom settings for history as @kreemoweet mentioned.

Remember history

Custom settings

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Also, you could find Cookie Manager+ add-on useful. In particular, "Delete and block" command there.

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That looks interesting. Can add-on's like this leak information. i.e., am I giving the information about the cookies to the author of cookie manager+, or is it all working in a sand box? –  highBandWidth Feb 21 '12 at 15:53

In Private Browsing you do not have cookies stored, so there's nothing to see. Details at: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Private-Browsing. Edit to add: If you have pre-existing cookies you want to look over, you can change the drop-down box setting to "use custom settings for history", which will cause a number of additional settings to appear below, among which is a button to "View Cookies".

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The question is not asking about Private Browsing. The user has set Firefox to 'never remember history'. This preference keeps any old history, cookies, etc, but in the future, will not store any history. –  iglvzx Feb 21 '12 at 5:49
    
Good catch! That is the reason why the 'show/remove cookies' link is missing. :) –  iglvzx Feb 21 '12 at 6:06
    
I think it still saves cookies for the length of the session. Otherwise, you wouldn't be able to log in to gmail, and everythime you open a link, you would have to log back in. Its just that the cookies are deleted when you quit the application. –  highBandWidth Feb 21 '12 at 15:43

You could try the Firecookie addon.

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Firecookie is not compatible with the firefox on the beta channel, so I haven't tried it yet, but it looks good. They should update it to make it compatible with 11.0, if you are or know the developer. –  highBandWidth Feb 21 '12 at 22:15

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