*Note* This post refers to a problem I was having. “Was” being the operative word. I’ve since fixed the problem. See Firefox Was Eating My Cookies for a post about that
Lately, I’ve been getting this annyoing feeling. I’m feeling unimportant. Websites no longer remember who I am. Gmail no longer whisks me straight to my inbox. Facebook no longer associates my face to my book. I was starting to think I might’ve done something to offend The Internets. But then, the awful truth hit me…
Firefox is eating my cookies. *dun dun DUN*
Apparently, this is a new problem. Someone I follow on twitter had the same thing and he fixed it by deleting a file called cookies.sqlite in the firefox appData folder. I tried that and it worked! My cookies were sticking and I was getting the online VIP treatment again. For three days.
Thee days, then firefox updated itself. Poof, the cookies are gone again. But it’s not like they’re gone gone. Firefox still shows them under the view cookies dialog. The websites just don’t see them. Maybe firefox is keeping them to itself in case it gets hungry… Whatever the reason, I hope it’s fixed soon.