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    Hi, at anyone time I have aprox 118 cookies when I look in Tools--Options--Show Cookies. I've tried to delete these a number of times, but after closing the Options Window, & opening it again to check to see if all the Cookies have being deleted, they have not, they just reappear.

    Even when unchecking Accept Cookies From Sites, & Accept Third Party Cookies, they still appear when the next time I open the Options Window. Looks like most of these Cookies are Ad Related.

    I enclosed a picture of a selection of them.

    [attachment=87220:Cookies.jpg]

    I've also tried exceptions, copy/paste the websites I want, but all these disappear when opening the Options Window again ?

    I've updated to the latest Firefox 3.5.6

    Anyone got an option on this ?

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    The file that stores cookies may be corrupt, you can safely delete that file.

    Close Firefox
    Go to your profile folder and delete the file called cookies.sqlite
    When you restart Firefox your cookies will be gone and that file will be re-created

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    Hi Tony, thanks for your time & effort. I've done as you've said,...

    ie; delete the file, but when I load FF again,

    click on the Tools--Options--Show Cookies, all them are still there ?

    Cheers,

    Stewball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewball View Post
    Hi Tony, thanks for your time & effort. I've done as you've said,...

    ie; delete the file, but when I load FF again,

    click on the Tools--Options--Show Cookies, all them are still there ?
    You may have deleted them from a folder that is not your primary profile. Check again for another profile folder, 'cause when you delete or rename that file, you will definitely see no cookies other than the ones set by your home page. (And maybe any "live bookmarks" or extensions you have installed.)

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    Hi jscher, thanks for the reply.

    [attachment=87224rofile page.jpg]

    A screen capture of my profile page, I'm sure this is the right one ?

    I've highlighted the file in question that I delete,

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewball View Post
    A screen capture of my profile page, I'm sure this is the right one ?
    If you change your display to show Details, you can confirm that is your active profile by the Date Modified column. (Of course, let Firefox close and updates its files before verifying and deleting.)

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    Hi jscher, is this the one ?

    [attachment=87247:Profile_2.jpg]

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    What extensions do you have?
    In particular do you have the Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out (TACO) extension, that add-on makes some persistent cookies that can not be deleted. If you have that add-on and want to clear the cookie list you have to uninstall the add-on.

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    Tony give yourself a pat on the back, just sorted it by disabling TACO,

    Thing is, for the life of me I cannot remember installing that extension.

    Thanks again Tony, & also jscher2000 for his time & effort,

    Appreciated,

    Stewball

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    i use to have that problem. i downloaded ccleaner and it kills them all. ie+firefox and others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Everson View Post
    i use to have that problem. i downloaded ccleaner and it kills them all. ie+firefox and others.
    Hi Donald, in this case the poster had an add-on that kept adding them back. No cookie cleaner would be effective in that case.

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