Opera & cookies

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Wed Jun 22 13:29:58 UTC 2016


On 06/22/2016 04:00 AM, Jared Norris wrote:
> On 20 June 2016 at 06:45, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
>
>> On 06/19/2016 01:29 PM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>>
>>> On 06/18/2016 08:56 PM, Jared Norris wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 19 June 2016 at 05:52, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On 06/18/2016 06:55 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> On 18 June 2016 at 04:20, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ever since Firefox dropped the ability to ask if you wanted to
>>>>>>> accept or
>>>>>>> reject cookies I have been looking for a replacement.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cookie-monster/
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cookie-whitelist-with-buttons/
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Etc.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> None any help?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Liam,
>>>>>
>>>>> I've looked at Cookie Monster in the past and rejected it.  I don't
>>>>> remember exactly why, but will take another look at it. I don't remember
>>>>> ever evaluating cookie-whitelist-with-buttons before, so I'll take a
>>>>> look
>>>>> at it.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm not the only one that misses that function. There was quite a bit of
>>>>> discussion on the Mozilla list when people realized it was gone. I keep
>>>>> hoping that someone will write an extension to simply replace that
>>>>> functionality.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,  Jim
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>>>> I haven't used Firefox in years so not exactly sure the functionality
>>>> you're looking for. But what I do for Chrome is set it to block all
>>>> cookies. When I go to a page with them there is a little cookie icon
>>>> with a
>>>> red cross through it in the address bar. I can click that to manage the
>>>> cookies for that site quite easily and with great accuracy (allow some
>>>> but
>>>> not others, clear on exit, always allow, etc.).
>>>>
>>>> When you first switch that on it's annoying because you're constantly
>>>> adding sites to "clear on exit" for sites you regularly use and trust.
>>>> But
>>>> after a week or two I haven't had to adjust much anymore and find it
>>>> helpful.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Jared,
>>>
>>> Thanks for the tip, I didn't know that about Chrome, but then I don't
>>> know much about Chrome period.  It seems to act just like Firefox except
>>> Firefox pops up a dialog instead of the icon, a small adjustment for me
>>> to make.  Looks like Chrome will become my default browser.
>>>
>>
>> I started to test out this feature of Chrome.  The first couple of sites I
>> tried worked as expected. Then I tried to log on to Yahoo Mail. It would
>> not let me log on so I clicked on the red x and set to allow cookies,
>> reloaded the page but still could not log on. It kept asking me for my
>> password over and over. Indeed the red x never went away and if I click on
>> it and then "show cookies and other site data", both tabs that appear
>> (allowed & blocked) show the same cookie data.
>>
>> Wondering if you have seen this behavior and managed to get it to work?
>>
>>
>> Regards,  Jim
>>
>>
>>
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>
>
> Hi Jim,
>
> Sorry for the late reply, but yes, I do see it from time to time. Not
> regular enough to see a pattern but essentially I work around it by just
> adding it again. The only thing I could think of was that there were new
> cookies because I'd done something different the second time around than
> the first. Accepting them again seems to make the problem disappear.
>
> Let me know if you find out anything else about it though, would be good to
> know what's going on.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jared
>

Jared,

I think the problem was cookie related.  I seemed to have solved it by 
going to Advanced settings-->Content settings-->Cookie and site data 
exceptions and doing
[*].mail.yahoo.com   Allow.

Regards,  Jim







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