How to Enable/disable Cookies in Firefox 3.x?

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This article tells about cookies and how to enable/disable these cookies in Firefox.

Cookies are used to store user specific information in form of text strings. When a user visits particular website some user specific information gets stored and this information can be retrieved later when the same website gets visited from same machine and can be sent to server. Cookies are associated with websites instead of individual pages.

Web developers can use cookies to store user preference and renders the customized page on next visit according to user’s interest. Cookies can also be used for demographic statistics and can store info about what is in your basket for online shopping site. There are browser imposed limitations regarding size of cookies and number of cookies per website which can be stored.

However user can disable and delete cookies at any time so developer has to take care of this issue. Cookies can be disabled for internet explorer in following way.

Open Firefox go to Tools.

Click on Options from list.

Options dialogue box will appear.

Click on Privacy Tab.

There are two types of cookies. First Party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting and Third Party cookies refer to cookies that are set by a different site to the one you are visiting.

Checking Accept cookies from site checkbox will enable cookies from all sites, you can provide exceptions using exception button.

Checking Accept cookies from third party checkbox enables you to store cookies from sites other than you are visiting. Keep until drop down box can be used to set expiry period. Using show cookies button we can see cookies stored and we can remove them. 

Make appropriate choices according to your requirement.

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