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Allow limited third-party cookies?

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jhmi Calculating status...
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Aug 25, 2010 4:52 AM
A blog I frequent recently switched commenting to Disqus.com, which requires the browser to allow that site to install cookies (or otherwise access the cookies, I won't claim expertise here) even though I never actually visit that site. The upshot of this is that, in Safari, I must either allow all third party cookies or not comment. Firefox, which also had a helpful notice telling me that I needed to allow Disqus.com to use the cookies, allows one to specify specific URLs without having to allow every URL.

Can I do something similar in Safari? might the feature be available soon? is there some plug-in or other application which can overcome this obstacle?
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Safari 5.0.1 (6533.17.8)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,475 points)
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    Aug 25, 2010 5:17 AM (in response to jhmi)
    Not that I am aware of, but I have Cookie Preferences set to 'Accept cookies only for sites I visit', but I only wish to retain cookies for the sites i regularly visit, like these forums and others.

    To that end I use a small app called SafariCookies:

    http://sweetpproductions.com/safaricookies/

    which only works on Leopard and Snow Leopard. This adds an item in Safari Preferences whereby you can automatically delete all cookies on shutdown, except those particular 'favourite' ones you wish to retain to avoid entering your user name and password each time you visit.

    It would seem that Disqus want you to allow their advertisers to install cookies on your Mac. I would not allow them to do that.
    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5, 250GB HD, 1.5GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iLife 9 but iMovie 6, QTPro 7.6.6, Safari 5.0.1
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,470 points)
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    Aug 25, 2010 1:55 PM (in response to jhmi)
    Ignore.








    Carolyn
    27" iMac 3.2GHz Intel Core i3 iPad 32GB iPhone iOS 4.0.1, Mac OS X (10.6.4), QTPro Intuos Tablet Epson Olympus Airport iPods JBL
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,475 points)
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    Aug 25, 2010 3:04 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
    That was a quick edit!

    SafariCookies enables you decide what cookies you want to auto-delete on shutdown and which you want to keep, but it doesn't have any settings for what specific sites you can accept cookies from, or not.

    Might be an idea to suggest to the developers that they work on that!
    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5, 250GB HD, 1.5GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iLife 9 but iMovie 6, QTPro 7.6.6, Safari 5.0.1
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,470 points)
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    Aug 25, 2010 3:26 PM (in response to Klaus1)
    Thanks. I was logged in one minute, not the next. and I love that cookie manager.

    suggest to the developers that they work on that!


    Done.
    27" iMac 3.2GHz Intel Core i3 iPad 32GB iPhone iOS 4.0.1, Mac OS X (10.6.4), QTPro Intuos Tablet Epson Olympus Airport iPods JBL

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