Small files sent by sites, used by web browsers, to keep your session or preferences for next time.

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Using cookies with lynx

lynx -cfg=cfg.file $URL this works with the following contents of the .cfg file: SET_COOKIES:TRUE ACCEPT_ALL_COOKIES:TRUE PERSISTENT_COOKIES:TRUE COOKIE_FILE:cookie.file however, ...
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What do browsers do with expired cookies?

What do browsers do with expired cookies? I know that the app won't read them in, and I'm assuming the browser wouldn't send them, but are they purged from the file system with any regularity?
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How can I delete the old cookies in Chrome?

In Google Chrome, there's only an option to delete the newest cookies. I want to delete the oldest ones. How can I do that?
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Firefox or Chrome add-on to modify cookie timeout?

I have a website where I log in. It has a "short" timeout, most likely set in a cookie, so if I leave it for around ten minutes it will often say: "sorry, log in again". Are there any Firefox/Google ...
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Internet Explorer 9 will not accept cookies from Intranet sites?

My IE9 (Win 7, 64bit) refuses to accept cookies from Intranet sites. If I use the "full" name of the server, it will accept cookies. For instance, if the server is called "server1" and has a full ...
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Chrome cookies folder in Windows 7

Where does Google Chrome store its cookies when running on Windows 7?
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Clear cookies with whitelisting some?

Firefox (4) allows me to Accept cookies from sites (with Exceptions to Allow or Deny for some). However, as far as I can see, it ain't possible to use the option Keep until: I close Firefox and still ...
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cookies on Firefox 4

So, I upgraded to Firefox 4 and when I sign out of Hotmail, it says: Couldn't sign you out We couldn't sign you out because your browser is blocking cookies. To sign out, close all of your browser ...
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Flash cookie editor

Is there a flash cookie editor for Windows? Possibly something that can view/edit/delete all the flash cookies on my machine?
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Request header field exceeding server limit

My web application is giving an error for one of my users: Bad Request Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Size of a request header field exceeds server limit. ...
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Why does Safari retain login information after clearing cookies and history, even after full reset?

Safari appears to retain login information, site preferences, or cookies even after clearing history, cache, cookies, etc. I even tried Reset Safari..., which I understand should restore Safari to ...
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Delete cookies in Firefox after specific interval of time

Is there any Firefox addon which will delete my all cookies after specific interval of time. I do not want to block any site's cookie; I just want all the cookies to be deleted after every 30 seconds ...
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Spybot S&D finds Windows7 IE8 cookies that I can't find any other way. Where are they?

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium with IE8 (tried IE9 -- hated it.) From the C:\ directory I can do dir username@*.txt /s and find a lot of cookies in ...
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How to see the cookies in Firefox?

I am using Firefox 4 on a MacBook Pro. I want to see the cookies set by a specific site I am browsing (cookie name and cookie values). I am wondering whether there are any existing tools to use?
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Synchronize Cookies Between Browsers

Is there any way to share cookies between my browsers, so whatever I do on one browser also takes effect on the other one? (Chromium and Firefox)
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Is there a firefox plugin to switch different cookies?

So I can switch through different accounts ?
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Why aren't third-party cookies disabled by default?

I've been using Google Chrome with third-party cookies blocked for a while and never had any problem because of this. Is there a problem or limitation for the user to disable them? If not, why they're ...
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Cookies enabled but actually disabled

I have cookies enabled in my browser settings, but cookies are not functioning - in for example, trying to remain logged into websites (like Yahoo mail). I usually run Firefox, but have noted that ...
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New user Cookie problems on imac 21.5"

I am having trouble with a certain job website which says that my cookies are disabled, but they aren't, I have them enabled. I have tried settings "always" and "only sites I visit" in the safari ...
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WGet a Page that Requires Logging in

I’m trying to figure out a way to use WGET or a similar tool so that I can schedule a web page to be downloaded regularly as a sort of updating log. The problem is that the page requires that I be ...
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How do I view and edit Cookies in Google Chrome?

I wish to view and edit the cookies of my google chrome. Can anyone suggest to me a way to do it?
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Why is Internet Explorer 8 still accepting cookies?

In my Internet Options -> Privacy, I have the setting set to Block All Cookies. However, when I run my website which will attempt to write out and then read a cookie to test whether the user has ...
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How to open a test page with a URL with a certain domain in path without deploying it to a server?

This seems like a simple question, but I just can't seem to wrap my head around it... I have a simple html page. All that html page does is looks to see whether a browser cookie is present, and if it ...
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Allow HTTPS cookies but not HTTP?

I want to allow cookies for a domain but only over HTTPS -- not cookies from the same domain that come from HTTP. For example, I don't want any http://www.google.com cookies, but I do want to allow ...
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chrome 10: third party cookies blocking not working as expected

I've ticked "Block all third party cookies without exception" yet when I visit sites like http://www.washingtonpost.com, the page show Facebook activity of my friends. In Firefox 4, if I untick ...
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wget-ing protected content with exported cookies

I have exported a pair of cookies from Firefox that are valid for the URL in question and tried accessing/downloading the protected content off that address, but the end result is a return to the ...
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How can I download a phpbb forum with wget including password protected sections?

I want to make a download of a forum I moderate, before it closes for good. There's some useful info on it I want to save for myself and I don't want to export the data to another webserver, I just ...
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Block cookies by name, not by site, in Firefox

Firefox allows blocking all cookies on a site-by-site level. This is OK for the most part. However, it does not help with blocking only Google Analytics cookies. The GA cookie names start with __ut. ...
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How sessions work

How does sessions work in a server? Is it correct that after closing the browser and re-opening intermediately the sessions be restored? What about closing and re-opening a tab (where the session ...
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Is there a Chrome plugin to create separate session in a tab?

Say I wanted to login to two gmail accounts. I could have one tab that has it's own session, and another tab that has another isolated session. I understand Gmail has this feature for managing ...
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Different cookie storages in one browser

Does anyone know of a browser which has unique cookie storage for each tab? Or maybe some plugin for popular browsers which will add this feature? I want to use different tabs to logon in one app as ...
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Does logging out kill the session on the server's side

When I log in to a website, an active session is created on the server and my browser retains its "logged in" state by sending the identifier of that session to the server on each request. The ...
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What can I do to protect myself against Firesheep?

In the SU chat yesterday is was raised that the newly released FF plugin Firesheep makes it very easy (obviously it was already possible, just difficult) for an attacker to session sidejack another ...
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How can I delete current session in Chrome?

I'm using Google Chrome and want to delete the current session data on the fly. I can do this on Firefox with the web developer extension, but Chrome doesn't seem to have the same option in their ...
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Is there a browser that allows different instances that don't use the same cookie for the same site?

By default, all browser instances use the same cookie for the same site. Is there a browser that doesn't follow this? Or is there a Firefox plugin that can "wear" different cookies for a specific ...
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Mystery - IE8 losing all cookies randomly for a few users

Our site, which has a few hundred thousand users log in each day, is experiencing a very rare problem where certain IE8 users abruptly lose all their cookies, and therefore are then logged out. ...
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How do I transfer / copy cookies from one browser to another or same browser from one machine to another?

How do I copy the cookies from one browser in one machine to another? I want to retain the "user details" that the site maintains...
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View cookies : Keyboard shortcut? Extension?

While developing a web app, I need to check what cookies the site sent to browser (Chrome), so "Customize > Options > Under the hood > Content Settings > Cookies > Show cookies and other site data" is ...
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Why doesn't disabling Third Party Cookies block authentication sites, LiveID, OpenID, etc

Why doesn't disabling Third Party Cookies block authentication sites, LiveID, OpenID, etc. Trying to not make this political, but I need to explain my motivation to assist those who may answer this. ...
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How to automaticaly delete all cookies BUT cookies from specific white-listed websites in Chrome?

Firefox has the ability to make all cookies session only with exceptions, so you can choose some websites to store cookies and all the other cookies are deleted when you quit Firefox. How can it be ...
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Stay logged into GMail without getting tracked by Google

I use GMail and I like to stay logged in, so I can come back and check it once in a while. What I don't like, however, is that Google can track any web searches I do against my Google user ID. They ...
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Easy way to access cookies in Chrome

To view specific cookies in Chrome, currently I have to: Go to preferences Click Under the Hood tab Click Content Settings... button Click Cookies tab (if it's not already active) Click Show cookies ...
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Running isolated Internet Explorer instances side by side? (separate cookie sets)

I'm using PAMIE (http://pamie.sourceforge.net/) to automate some testing routines on a client's web site via IE8, and would like to be able to run multiple tests under different user credentials. The ...
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IE8 doesn't use cookies when it is not the default browser

I use Google Chrome as my default internet browser, and I'm testing a code I made in HTML which uses cookies to store a variable. It works fine in Chrome and Firefox, but seems not to save any cookies ...
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Do third party cookies have common uses other than advertising?

If I disable third-party cookies in my web browser is this likely to cause me many issues when browsing the web? In particular, do they have common uses other than advertising?
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Method to control multiple sites using same cookie?

Is it possible for two different web pages to use the same cookie? For example, some news sites now have buttons on the bottom, where if you are logged into facebook, you can just click the button to ...
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Internet Explorer 8 remembering me (keeping cookies) in “New Session”

From what I gather (e.g. http://tutorialfeed.blogspot.com/2009/06/ie-8-perk-access-multiple-gmail.html ) one can get a new IE8 window clean from older cookies and independent of what's going on in ...
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Location of Opera cookies set to expire after restart (time 0)

Where does Opera store cookies that are destroyed or expire after the browser is restarted? I'm looking for information on where these temporary cookies, with time expire (0), and that are deleted ...
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How do I securely delete cookies and saved passwords?

Is there a way, from inside Firefox or Safari, to delete cookies and saved passwords in such a way that the data is unrecoverable (similar to Secure Empty Trash)? Or do they already do this out of ...
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Where are cookies of Firefox stored in windows?

Is there a place to check all the cookies so far?