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Firefox Clearing My Cookies Everyday

Saturday, November 29th, 2008




Update: This issue was fixed in version 3.0.7.

After some frustration with Internet Explorer, I have been trying out Firefox. I like it well enough (… it’s a browser), but I am having one issue that is a bit of a deal breaker, unfortunately. I’d like to get it sorted.

It seems like, no matter what I do, my cookies get cleared each day. I absolutely cannot figure out why, but I am getting tired of logging into sites every day. I believe I have the settings correct. In Tools > Options, I have these settings:

Privacy:

Cookies:

“Accept cookies from sites” checked.
“Accept third-party cookies” checked.
“Keep until: they expire”

Private Data:

“Always clear my private data when I close Firefox” unchecked.

I’ve tried reinstalling Firefox over itself. I have tried a complete reinstall. I have tried importing settings from a Firefox installation on my laptop that doesn’t seem to have this trouble. Nothing is working.

It’s not a site related issue that I can see. It’s spread across all types of sites and services, whether it be forums I visit on different platforms and services, to sites like Mixx to Facebook to other ones.

This problem does not occur on IE. The extensions that I have installed are ChatZilla, Firebug, Google Gears, StumbleUpon and Web Developer.

With this in mind, I’d appreciate any suggestions. If you have an idea, please let me know! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate. I appreciate any assistance. Thanks!