Opera & cookies

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Sat Jun 18 19:43:10 UTC 2016

On 06/18/2016 11:38 AM, Bill wrote:
> Running Ubuntu 14.04
> Ever since Firefox dropped the ability to ask if you wanted to accept or
> reject cookies I have been looking for a replacement. Pale Moon has that
> ability but on many pages it is really slow scrolling pages.
> I started researching other browsers and found this info regarding
> Opera: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/
> According to that page there is a "ask me before accepting cookies"
> setting. I downloaded and installed Opera vers 38. I have looked all
> through the settings including the advanced settings and cannot find
> that option.
> Could anyone using Opera confirm that that option exists and how to use it.
> Thanks,  Jim
> WS=> If you really concerned about privacy, you might also want to
> consider the Large Storage Objects (LSO).  There is a Firefox Add-on
> called Ghostery that will delete all cookies and LSOs at the end of your
> session.  Also consider using the No-Script and Flash block add-ons.
> Using the No-Script add-on, you might have to temporarily allow the
> website permissions to make the website work properly.  You would do
> this only for websites that you really trust.

I'm not overly concerned about cookies. If I want to use a site that 
needs cookies to function properly, no problem, I allow them. It's the 
other 90% of the sites I don't care about that I want to handle. I see 
no reason to have a bunch of cookies from them that could possibly 
track me. Firefox used to have such a simple way to handle this, I am 
just looking for a simple way to keep handling it.

I have used Ghostery for a long time to rid myself of LSO cookies when I 
close Firefox.

Regards,  Jim

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