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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] IceCat 45 IMPORTANT consideration: Keep cookie prompt

From: Narcis Garcia
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] IceCat 45 IMPORTANT consideration: Keep cookie prompt "ask me every time"
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:37:07 +0200

"something that nobody uses"
-> Your statistics source?

Mozilla removal of "cookies askings" is inspired on legal obligation for
websites about asking every visitor.
Mozilla shifts its responsibility to websites, and allows websites to
fulfill their way in a more or less suitable interaction with the user.

Near all websites that advertise the cookies question are sending
cookies BEFORE visitor accepts or rejects the question.
Plus: much websites aren't asking visitor; they are informing about
cookies acceptance with your visit.
Plus+: Trackers embedded in websites aren't making any asking.

GNUzilla should assume abandoned responsibility by Mozilla with the users.

On 23/09/16 18:25, Daniel Quintiliani wrote:
> Why is everyone so opposed to an addon for something that nobody uses? I 
> can't imagine anyone clicking 20 dialog boxes per each loaded banner ad. So 
> opposed to using an addon that they are unwilling to update serious security 
> problems in software?
> All I know is that all of this politics is aggravating me and I have not used 
> IceCat in months for my own personal safety. I not only have Linux but 
> Windows to worry about so having security is more important than whether 
> something should be farmed out to an already existing addon or included in 
> the browser. IceCat can be a great alternative as it's pro-privacy and 
> anti-DRM. All our arguing has delayed an IceCat release for too long and we 
> will not be taken seriously as a free browser if we keep arguing about 
> cookies until Firefox 60.0 ESR is released.
> --
> -Dan Q
> On Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:12:22 +0200, David Hedlund <address@hidden> wrote:
>>  From https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1118394
>> hi, the ask anytime option for cookies was removed in firefox 44, which 
>> was supposed to happen for a long time (bug 606655).
>> i would recommend the following setup instead: in the custom history 
>> options choose "keep until i close firefox" as a default option & set 
>> exceptions for the few sites where you want stay logged-in across 
>> sessions. this way you'll have less work to do over all and a 
>> privacy-minded setup after all.
>> or as an alternative you could also take a look at an extension like 
>> https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/self-destructing-cookies/
>> Lots of people complain about this. Consider to keep the code for 
>> cookies "ask me every time" from Firefox 43 for IceCat 45.
>> --
>> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org
> --
> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

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