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    Saving cookies

    Is there a way to set cookies as "permanent" [in both Chrome and Firefox] so that if you clear cookies it will still stay?
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    That's not a built-in feature in Firefox. However, you can default cookies to expire when you close the browser (session cookies) and only allow persistent cookies for those sites whose cookies you want not to expire.

    Don't know about Chrome.

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    I'm assuming Jefferson, that by permanent you mean the "Until they expire" setting? I couldn't seem to find a "forever" kind of setting.
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    Yes, persistent is not permanent. Sites usually set an expiration date on their cookies, although it could be a year or more out. Here is a screen shot of what I'm describing (what I use now).
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    Ah. Thanks Jefferson
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    For Firefox: The 'CookieCuller' extension is good. Cookies are deleted when the browser starts up, except those that you opt to protect from deletion. So all those gathered during general browsing are removed whilst (for instance) forum cookies are kept. An old extension but it still works in Firefox 6.0 for me.

    For Chrome: When closing a tab, 'Tab Cookies' will delete all cookies related to it. However, if the Tab Cookie icon in the toolbar is clicked while on a site, the cookies for the site are preserved.

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    Thanks Mart, I'll give them both a look.

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    Mart, exactly what the doctor ordered! Now f you had one of those for IE9, we'd be golden!
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    If you use Ccleaner, there is a cookie save function in the Options menu. It works on all browsers. You then need to have your browsers save all cookies and you set Ccleaner to save the ones you want to keep and then when you run Cleaner it deletes the rest.

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    That's cool too. That way they won't get trashed when I run CCleaner.

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