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Huntsman

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Obviously, the use of cookies to link stacks of marketing research to personal information is exploding. The only site getting 'always allow' in FF for me right now is SF, but it's getting annoying to constantly type in Netflix, Amazon, Fb, etc passwords; then closing the browser completely so that the 'Allow for Session' cookies perish.

There must be a better way -- and there do seem to be a wide variety of cookie-management extensions out there, for FF, especially -- any recs?

I'd ideally like to have a whitelist (for SF), a blacklist, and an intermediate level where I can, say, navigate to Amazon, get a popup asking if I want to allow Amazon's cookie, do my shopping, then clck a button on the toolbar to disable it, but not delete it, so if I go back to Amazon I can just enable it again without logging in.

Ideas?
 

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At first I was disappointed this thread was not about dessert, but now I'm also curious to know any suggestions. I've been doing the same thing you have with the allow for session cookies, and not being totally satisfied by it.
 

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Switch to to Google Chrome and use Incognito mode. All cookies are deleted when you close the browser window.

This will not prevent sites from storing your history and usage patterns on their servers though. Most of the time they will only keep a single session cookie on your browser, and the rest of the data will be stored on their servers.
 

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