Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#26384 closed defect (duplicate)

Private mode does not provide a method for clearing cookies.

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Very High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Critical Keywords: cookie private mode
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Unlike normal firefox browsing mode, private mode cookies do not show up via the show cookies menu under privacy settings in preferences. Unless a new identity is selected or the browser session terminated the cookies will persist. If this concern is not unfounded, then some method of cookie scrubbing compatible with private mode may be necessary to avoid correlation across site visits/exit changes during a single browsing session.

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by gk

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Our advice is to use New Identity for that purpose as the correlation you are concerned about is not cookie-specific (rather there might be other state that is problematic here as well). That said, yes, this is a bug which is actually a duplicate of #10353.

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