[tbb-bugs] #13235 [Tor Browser]: private mode / cookies settings not working, starting Tor browser not working
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#13235: private mode / cookies settings not working, starting Tor browser not
Reporter: Samonym | Owner: tbb-team
Type: defect | Status: closed
Priority: normal | Milestone:
Component: Tor Browser | Version:
Resolution: duplicate | Keywords: tbb-usability
Actual Points: | Parent ID:
Changes (by gk):
* status: new => closed
* keywords: cookies. private mode, browser window => tbb-usability
* version: Tor: unspecified =>
* resolution: => duplicate
Replying to [ticket:13235 Samonym]:
> I'm new to using Tor and wanted to try it out.
> I'm running the Tor browser bundle 3.6.5:
> a)from a pendrive on a Windows XP system
> b) from an installed version on the desktop of a Windows 7 system in a
virtual box (Oracle) and have observed some things I do not understand:
> 1. Sometimes the grey small window opens telling: Tor is opened, but
then the browser window doesn't open.
This is likely #10804 and should be better now.
> 2. If a website only works with cookies, you can change settings from
„never remember history“ to „use custom settings for history“ and „accept
cookies from sites“ in the normal Firefox and you can change the settings
back again to „never remember history“ again and you have to close and
restart Firefox. This does not work in the Tor browser, which does not
save the „never remember history“-setting. You can choose the box „never
remember history“ , click on „ok“, but if you open the options window
again, you will see that the Tor browser is still on „use custom settings
for history“ and „accept cookies“.
> If you choose „always use private browsing mode“ no history or any data
should be stored by the usual Firefox, right? So, you should not see
anything under „history“. However, this is not the case with the Tor
browser!!! The Tor browser keeps the history despite having chosen the
Not sure what you mean here. Does this happen with a default Tor Browser
you just freshly downloaded? Please, file a new ticket with steps to
reproduce your problem as putting more than one issue in a ticket makes it
hard to act on it, thanks.
> Last point: If you change the parameters and allow cookies and you were
but there aren't any cookies displayed. Also ccleaner doesn't show any
cookies stored. However, there must be cookies, because I was on sites
that demand cookies otherwise they just don't work. So, where are the
cookies? They must be on the system. With the usual Firefox you can see at
least that cookies were set and you can control and delete them. And if
flash cookies had been set you can control that by the ccleaner. But with
the Tor browser you even can't see that any kind of cookie was set even
though they must have been set.
This is a Mozilla bug which is tracked on our side as #10353. I guess 2.
is a duplicate as well (if it is an issue at all). Thus, resolving this
whole ticket as duplicate.
Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13235#comment:1>
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