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what is a better alternative than cookies? [on hold]

I need a way to store a 10,000 - 20,000 string to the clients web-browser. The purpose of this is IF or WHEN, our site loses connection the users form information is saved. The serialized form is ...
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How does a website remember me after I've deleted cookies?

A news site I visit often has a limit on 10 views a month. I don't log in and I delete my full browser history and use Chrome incognito mode. The website still remembers my page view count. I'm ...
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How to make Google Chrome forget a website

Whenever I visit a certain a website, Google chrome somehow still has the exact input I typed in to perform a search. Every time I go back to the website, it automatically executes that same original ...
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8answers
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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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What is preventing Firefox from deleting active logins/cookies on exit?

Alright, so I want Firefox to delete all active logins/cache when I close it. My privacy settings are: Accept cookies from sites Accept third-party cookies: Always Keep until: I close Firefox ...
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Can not disable cookies for HTTPS pages

In Firefox v36 (Windows) I set the Privacy / History option to "Never Remember History", but they still seem to be used for HTTPS pages. For example the page ...
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43k views

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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105 views

Downloading an authenticated large file with command line tools

I need to download a file sized around 1.6GB. I's like to get it download via a command line tool like axel, wget or curl However, how can I download a file which needs to be logged in to the site ...
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How to alert if an unwanted Cookie was set on my own website?

My website needs 4 different cookies. From time to time an additional cookie appears (Update: for my domain!) that is not set through my PHP code. As I do not use external javascripts as long I'm ...
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What happens to a site that is NOT in trusted sites?

Anytime that I open a web app (uses javascript ESRI code) via window.showModalDialog I get the following error: Using window.open does not cause any issues. I have played around with privacy ...
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15k views

Where does Firefox keep cookies?

Where does Firefox store my cookies on a windows 7 home machine? I have looked in AppData but don't see any cookie or cache folder.
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471 views

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 can I copy a cookie from one machine to another?

I am unable to login to certain websites (such as StackOverflow) because the login URL is getting blocked (not the whole website) via a firewall. Is it possible to copy the cookie file from another ...
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Disable ALL cookie warnings and hints

What might be an effective way to universally block or auto-accept common cookie warning banners before the web browser shows them to the user? Eg. does a userscript (Greasefire/Tampermonkey) exist ...
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Can Amazon or eBay track and identify your PC or router MAC address? [closed]

I read on many blogs about Amazon seller department being able to see seller's MAC address. Is that true? I mean I understand that they can track you with your public IP address or browser ...
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Proper use of “network.cookie.lifetime.days” in Firefox

Firefox doesn't have an option in its Privacy menu to select for how long to keep cookies, it's either all or nothing. A workaround is to set network.cookie.lifetimePolicy to 3 and then set the number ...
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Where does Chrome store its cookie file?

AFAIK Google Chrome uses an SQLite file to save cookies. I've tried to locate this file under my Windows 7 but couldn't locate it. I've found one file only, under ...
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Why is Chrome not Blocking Third-Party Cookies on YouTube Visit?

Here's my Chrome configuration. You can see it's configured to block third-party cookies and for the most part it does just that. There's one weird exception, however. When I visit the site ...
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Is there a way to block the Verizon tracking cookie using Privoxy?

I'm using Privoxy on a DD-WRT router to do ad blocking on my local network. Is there modification I can make to the Privoxy configuration to block the infamous Verizon tracking cookie?
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Export/Import of cookies in Internet Explorer 11?

There is a lot of Q and A about this on earlier versions of Internet Explorer (ex: How do I transfer / copy cookies from one browser to another or same browser from one machine to another?) but there ...
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How long are cookies stored on Internet Explorer & how are they ordered?

my question is about cookies stored on Internet Explorer on a Samsung Galaxy 4. My specific question for you is: How long can cookies be stored on Website Settings? Are the cookies website listed ...
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2k views

Meaning of cookie icon in Google Chrome address bar

What is the meaning of the cookie with an red X mark icon in the Google Chrome address bar?
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2answers
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What is the maximum size of a cookie, and how many can be stored in a browser for each web site?

I am learning about cookies, and I wonder about browser support: For each domain/web site, how many cookies may be sent to a browser, and of what size? If multiple cookies are sent and stored, does ...
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7answers
5k views

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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2answers
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delete cookies which have not been accessed in the last x days

Using Firefox. I would like to get rid of "obsolete" cookies. By "obsolete" I mean cookies which have not been accessed by any website in the last x days. I have searched high and low but I have not ...
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2answers
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How can I stop Gmail from keeping me logged in after I close the browser?

If I am logged into Gmail and I quit my browser, then reopen it, I expect to find that I am no longer logged in. This is the way it used to behave. Now unless I explicitly log out, it brings me right ...
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Folder location of Flash cookies on Windows Vista

What's the location of the folder that contains the Flash cookies on Windows Vista? Flash cookies are also known as Local Shared Objects (LSO) and you can see what's been stored and remove them if ...
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Can a website tell what device you're using? [duplicate]

If I were to visit a website on different occasions and from different IP addresses but from the same device, could a website potentially tell? If so, would deleting cookies prevent this?
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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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Can imacros clear ALL history, cache and cookies?

Is there a way to clear all cache and cookies (equivalent of pressing ctrl+shift+del in firefox and selecting every checkbox) using imacros? I know about the CLEAR command but I have found that it ...
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6answers
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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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2answers
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Wget save cookies not working

I've been trying to login in the pyload through the web api, but wget is not saving the cookies and I don't understand why. I'm using the following command: wget --delete-after ...
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Accounts can't log into a specific website, happening only on their IP, on multiple devices [closed]

Logging into one specific website does not work if tried from one specific IP. Multiple devices were tried. It says their username and password is incorrect even though it is not. Another account ...
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What's the difference between “temporary” and “session” when allowing cookies with the CookieSafe addon in Firefox?

Session is "until the browser is closed", right? But what does it mean then to allow cookies "temporarily"?
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Why do I lose my cookies when Internet Explorer is not shut down correctly?

I'm using Internet Explorer 9 in a "normal" way, i.e. not doing InPrivate browsing, not having it configured to delete cookies on exit etc. If Internet Explorer is open when my computer shuts down ...
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Why are websites suddenly asking me about cookies?

I have for a long time known that websites give me cookies so that small pieces of information can be remembered about my habits, passwords etc. I accept this, but all of a sudden they are asking for ...
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How can I save specific cookies in Chrome but automatically delete all others (including those from the same domain) upon browser close or open? [duplicate]

How can I save one or more specific cookies in Chrome but automatically delete all others (including those from the same domain) upon browser close or open? My original thought was to find a cookie ...
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Google Chrome loses cookies

I'm using Google Chrome beta. Recently, I found all my saved authentications get lost when I close the window and reopen. It is not saving any passwords or "stay signed in" or "remember me in this ...
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Is there a way to read chrome's “safe browsing” files?

I was looking through my appdata and I noticed that in < AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data > there are files that start with "Safe Browsing" and ending in "Bloom, Bloom prefix set, cookies, ...
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How to use wget to download images from messages on facebook?

This look a bit harder than usual. I'm a new user wget and i was thinking that maybe it's possible to somehow login into facebook and download only images from a specific conversation. I mean, i'd ...
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Wget - Problems recursively downloading with authentication

So I'm trying to download the entire domain of a private wiki page. I've saved the cookies in a cookies.txt file and using it with wget for authentication like so: wget --load-cookies=cookies.txt ...
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Chrome Incognito session cookie location?

What is the location of Chromes Incognito cookies while Incognito is active? We know the location for regular cookies in Chrome for Windows 7 is at: c:\user\appdata\local\google\chrome\user ...
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Google Chrome SQLite cookies contains keywords : drugs, illegal and pornography?

I was just testing some things with cookies in Chrome. I opened Local Storage and its content with SQLite browser. Then I found something weird... ...
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12k views

Delete specific cookies from Google Chrome?

How can I delete specific cookies from Google Chrome? I have cookies from a website that recently got updated, and I need to clean up the existing cookies, but I don't want to delete any other ...
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2answers
4k views

How does a website remember not to store cookies?

A popup on a website showed up, and asked me if I allowed the website to store preferences in cookies. By accident, I said "no". Refreshing/restarting does not bring the popup back. Is there a ...
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2answers
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What is the origin of the word 'cookie'? [closed]

I was wondering, how did pieces of information saved by websites and stored in a web browser come to be known as cookies? Who came up with the name, and when? What is the logic behind the choice of ...
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239 views

How to manually add a cookie in opera 12.17?

I have to test some functionality on a web page using Opera 12.17. Therefore I need to create a cookie with a specific value beforehand. How can I create a new cookie for a specific host in Opera? ...
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5answers
2k views

What is the fastest way to clear cache and cookies in Google Chrome?

The standard way (hamburger icon>Tools>Clear browsing data>Confirm) is slow, especially when you have to clear frequently during development. Currently, I hit F12 to bring up the Console, go to the ...
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5answers
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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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Save cookies immediately in dwb

I use the dwb browser and I would like to share the cookies between the different windows. So, I set the file-sync-interval setting to 0, but if I open a new window, the cookies are not saved. I ...