Cookie Warnings in Mozilla Firefox

[for Firefox users]
Some people prefer to be warned when a website wants to set a cookie. Even though the option does not appear in Firefox, this is another feature from the Mozilla Application Suite that is in the back-end code for Firefox.
To enable cookie warnings in Firefox:
Enter about:config in the location bar.
Right-click anywhere within the list of preferences and select New -> Boolean.

When you get asked to enter the preference name, enter:

Set the value to true.

Here’s a screenshot:

2 Responses

  1. Zarggg August 13, 2005 / 11:42 am

    Slight problem… Setting the value back to ‘false’ doesn’t disable the alert.

  2. Chris Ilias August 13, 2005 / 2:45 pm

    Good catch.
    I think there just may be a UI for it. In Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> Cookies, there’s a dropdown menu. You can set it to anything butAsk me every time.”

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