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Firefox:  Cookie Exceptions

Posted on 2006-10-19
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In Firefox, there is an option to accept or not accept all cookies, but there is also an exceptions dialog.  I want to be able to push the exceptions to a default profile I use, but I don't know where the exceptions are physically stored.  I don't believe it's in the "cookies" folder in the top directory of the user profile (at least moving that didn't work when I tried it).

Does anybody know where this data is stored?
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by:The_Professional
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The Firefox data store is located in the <system root>\Documents and Settings\<username>/Application Data/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/<profilename>/Cache folder.

There is a file in there called cookies.txt
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by:slow1000
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Sorry, this sentence: "I don't believe it's in the "cookies" folder in the top directory of the user profile" should read "I don't believe it's in the "cookies" file in the top directory of the user profile."

In other words, I already tried copying that file, and it is NOT where the cookie exceptions are stored.  It only contains the actual cookies stored on the system.
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Sorry about that the file you want is in the same place called hostperm.1

Holds preferences about which sites you allow or prohibit to set cookies, to display images, to open popup windows and to initiate extensions installation.
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by:slow1000
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Thanks very much.  I don't think I would have guessed the file name, but it makes sense since it holds other preferences besides cookies.
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