Cookie doesn't see any Firefox cookies

  • This is still messed up! I have refreshed Firefox and slowly set it all up again. Done another delete of the ~/Library/Containers/com.sweetpproductions.Cookie5 folder (this time exporting and re-importing my favorites). It seems to be working with Safari, Vivaldi and Brave, but with Firefox no new unwanted data shows up in the menubar dropdown (no bold text, no numbers in the brackets after data type), and the Cookie 5 window shows all my selected favorites greyed out. None are browser extensions. Some have the number 2 in brackets after them) but on clicking on the reveal triangle each with a number says it contains one cookie and one generic data file. A couple of hours of browsing has resulted in no change to this list. Yes, I've moved Cookie 5 into the Full Disk Access pane a couple of times by dragging from the Apps folder, but no change. What's up?

  • @chrism what are your FireFox Privacy & Security preferences?

    I have:
    FireFox will: Remember History

    and the timer disabled for Firefox in Cookie.
    and I have no issues showing Firefox cookie data (on MacOS Mojave 10.14.6)

  • @SweetP I also have Firefox Privacy and Security set to 'Remember History' but I do have the timer set to 10 minutes for Cookie to remove Firefox unwanted data. Is this a problem?

  • I would try disabling the timer, as it can cause corruption. especially since Firefox changed over to the new Quantum engine

  • @SweetP Thanks for the suggestion. I've changed it to 'When computer wakes from sleep' and will now see if any new cookies show up in the Cookie window.

  • Half an hour of browsing and the Cookie window for Firefox hasn't changed at all; no new cookies.

  • really odd

  • @SweetP I just created a new profile in Firefox and it didn't help. Still no changes in the Cookie window. I've also cleared all cookies and the cache in Firefox, but the Cookie window still shows the same greyed out favorites, some with a number after the name. Here's a screenshot with some of the 'reveal' triangles clicked: Images/Screen Shot 2019-08-07 at 5.17.55 PM.jpg

  • which version of Firefox are you using?

  • @SweetP Firefox is 68.0.1

  • @chrism said in Cookie doesn't see any Firefox cookies: Images/Screen Shot 2019-08-07 at 8.12.17 AM.jpg

    any chance you could export your profile and send to me at [email protected]

  • @SweetP Even zipped, the profile folder is 41MB. Is that alright or should I put it up on Dropbox?

  • @chrism dropbox, or here:
    would be better

  • @SweetP I've sent the Tresorit link to your e-mail.

  • In Firefox, try changing the Privacy & Security > Content Blocking setting to strict and restart Cookie. does that help?

  • @SweetP Still no new cookies showing up in Cookie. Nor after a restart. And just for fun, I've had to use Safari to add this as Firefox refuses to let me log in here ("Login Unsuccessful
    We were unable to log you in, likely due to an expired session. Please try again")

    Later: cleared the cache, now it works and I can log in.

  • Well I'm giving up for now, and moving to Vivaldi, which seems to work just fine with Cookie 5!

  • Trying again after a break. I have deleted all cookies from Firefox, and then refreshed it again from the troubleshooting page. Now Cookie 5 shows no cookies at all in the Firefox pane, after visiting several sites. It's as if Cookie just can't read Firefox's cookies.

  • So whilst Cookie was being agnostic about Firefox having any cookies at all, I decided to remove, once again, ~/Library/Containers/com.sweetproductions.Cookie5, having first exported favorites. This time after redoing the setup Firefox had lots of cookies, and some of them non-favorites! This was hopeful, so I browsed a few sites, and unwanted data started showing up in the Cookie menu, and cleared after selecting Remove Firefox Unwanted Data - hurray!

    I'm very relieved. I set up various other browsers in the last 24 hours but none would suit as well as Firefox.

    So for anyone else with the same problem, clear all Firefox cookies, refresh Firefox, trash Cookie 5's pref folder and set it up again. It might work....

  • The plot thickens. After a short while, things started going wrong in Firefox again. First thing was no suggestions from my History showing up when starting to type in the address bar, and next the complete inability to delete bookmarks. I wiped out Firefox entirely and installed it afresh. I created a brand new Firefox Sync account and imported bookmarks from a backup made of the entire SSD a couple of weeks ago. Then I started getting the problem with suggestions from History and I can't delete, or export bookmarks. Old, long deleted bookmarks show up that do not exist in my Firefox Sync account. I assume my places.sqlite file is corrupted. The question now is whether Cookie 5 interacts with this file at all? As far as I know, it stores history and bookmarks, but not cookies.
    This is looking like a Firefox problem rather than a Cookie 5 problem if there is no modification of places.sqlite by Cookie 5. If you can confirm this to be the case I'll take this to mozilla.

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