Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 weeks ago

#10353 new defect

Cookie Protection dialog is empty in FF24

Reported by: mikeperry Owned by:
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: ff24-esr, tbb-usability, tbb-helpdesk-frequent, tbb-torbutton, AffectsTails
Cc: gk, mcs, brade, intrigeri@…, Ilya_SpongeBob, furthermore92 Actual Points:
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Description

The nsCookieService does not seem to expose the Private Browsing Mode cookie database to extensions in any substantial way. Unless I missed something, there does not appear to be a way to enumerate these cookies directly. This means that the Cookie Protections Dialog (and Firefox's own Cookie Dialog) are always empty in the default TBB configuration, unless the user selects to enable history.

We should either create APIs to export and manipulate the private cookie store, or alter the cookie protections dialog to inform the user that cookie protection and manipulation is only available if they are storing disk activity.

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Change History (16)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Cc: gk added

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by gk

FWIW: The corresponding Mozilla bug is https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=777620.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by mcs

Cc: mcs brade added

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by intrigeri

Cc: intrigeri@… added

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: tbb-helpdesk-frequent added

While I haven't heard from the helpdesk about this issue, it is a very common comment on our release blogposts.

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by erinn

Component: TorBrowserButtonTor Browser
Keywords: tbb-torbutton added

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by cypherpunks

Using a fresh copy of TBB 4.0.3, this is happening in FF31 as well

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by cypherpunks

Keywords: AffectTails added

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by cypherpunks

Keywords: AffectsTails added; AffectTails removed

comment:10 Changed 17 months ago by gk

Cc: Ilya_SpongeBob added
Severity: Normal

Closed #19684 as duplicate.

comment:11 Changed 15 months ago by gk

Keywords: ff52-esr-will-have added

comment:12 Changed 8 months ago by cypherpunks

Still

Cookie Protections Dialog (and Firefox's own Cookie Dialog) are always empty in the default TBB configuration

on tbb-nightly :(

comment:13 Changed 8 months ago by gk

Keywords: ff52-esr-will-have removed

Indeed. I wonder what is still wrong.

comment:14 in reply to:  13 Changed 7 months ago by cypherpunks

Replying to gk:

Indeed. I wonder what is still wrong.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=823941#c36

comment:15 Changed 4 weeks ago by gk

Cc: furthermore92 added

#24353 is a duplicate.

comment:16 Changed 4 weeks ago by tom

See also: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1381197 which adds an api for FPI cookies to Web Extensions. FPI may impact this also, I wonder how the cookie dialog behaves in non PB windows with FPI on.

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