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Firefox deletes cookies every time I exit

Well, I figured I’d put in a helpfully named post to solve the problem that other folks have reported. Mahalo incorrectly lists only the obvious solution (make sure these settings are true before you implement the solution below)

It is NOT a settings issue, it is a bug in Firefox (I’m using various versions of 3.x, currently 3.0.11).

Symptoms: Regardless of your security settings, all cookies get deleted every time Firefox is closed.

Cause: The cookies.sqlite database has become corrupted. (older versions of FF use a cookies.txt file)

Solution: Close Firefox, find cookies.sqlite and delete it (in my case, in C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[some obscure name]\cookies.sqlite under Windows Vista x64, SP2).

That’s it.

By Dave

He was born in Canada, but currently lives in Boulder, CO up in Boulder Heights.

1 reply on “Firefox deletes cookies every time I exit”

Finally – this sh.. has been bugging me for weeks – and your post solved it ! Thank you!

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