Blocking Cookies With Firefox
In older versions, it was easier to selectively keep sites from setting cookies. There was some sort of "Ask me every time someone tries to set a cookie" button, and a window popped up whenever a site tried setting a cookie. With a fresh Firefox install, it was VERY annoying, but only for a couple weeks while I visited all of my usual haunts. After that, I'd only get warnings when I visited a site I'd never been to.
But I see no such button in Firefox 10's settings. I looked around the forums and asked in IRC, and it looks like it's not possible. Then I went hunting for plugins…
What I found was Cookie White List With Buttons that's designed to do pretty much what I was doing before. But now instead of getting a popup window asking about the cookie, I get nothing. The site I'm visiting is NOT on my White List, so it's not allowed to set cookies. Period. But, all I have to do to allow cookies is to hit a little + button up near my search box, and I'm golden.
It's a little confusing initially. I thought my site was broken until I realized that doopensource.com wasn't on my White List; I couldn't log in to write this morning…