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Added by Roy Fullmer 26 days ago

Hi,
I find what is said in "Settings" about cookies a little confusing, as it seems to imply that whenever cookies are set in the current tab they are set in other tabs as well (whatever their domain settings are). So I'm asking if instead what is meant is that whenever they are not allowed in "Settings", but allowed per domain, is it a way of restricting third party cookies, regardless of what other domains that may be open in other tabs?


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RE: Third party cookies - Added by Soren Stoutner 25 days ago

Third-party cookies are always disabled in Privacy Browser and have been since the 3.8 release.

https://www.stoutner.com/privacy-browser-android/changelog/

Google's Android WebView enables and disables first-party cookies on an app level, rather than on an individual WebView level. Hence, when first-party cookies are enabled, they are enabled for all the WebViews (tabs) and when they are disabled they are disabled for all the WebViews in the app. See https://redmine.stoutner.com/issues/409.

RE: Third party cookies - Added by Roy Fullmer 25 days ago

OK so if I'm reading this correctly, it means that as long as you stay on the same tab, cookies will be set or unset according to the domain settings, which can be overridden by the global cookie setting.

RE: Third party cookies - Added by Soren Stoutner 25 days ago

No. Unfortunately, the way it works (and the way it will have to work until the release of Privacy WebView in the 4.x series) is that when you turn cookies on for one tab it turns them on for all the tabs and when you turn cookies off for one tab it turns them off for all the tabs. As Google currently has it designed, cookies are an app-wide setting, so they are either on or off for the whole app.

RE: Third party cookies - Added by Soren Stoutner 25 days ago

Another way of saying this is that the cookie settings for whichever tab is visible controls the cookie settings for all the other tabs.

RE: Third party cookies - Added by Roy Fullmer 25 days ago

But limiting oneself to using only one tab will respect the domain settings?

RE: Third party cookies - Added by Soren Stoutner 25 days ago

Correct. If you only have one tab open then this misbehavior will not affect you.

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