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Create Safari cookies that expire after each session
Authored by: infinil on Oct 30, '03 02:22:21AM

I have tested this hint in Jaguar 10.2.8 (Safari 1.0 of course), and here is what i've found:

Within Safari I had set cookies to 'Always' (being the most generous of the options). I went to a site and cookies were set as usual on the normal cookies.plist file.

I quit Safari, and I then changed the permissions on the file to 'Read Only'. Opened a page in Safari, made a cookie, and quit again.
Safari then proceeded to *completely replace*, not overwrite, the cookies.plist file.

Not to be outdone, I then changed the cookies.plist file to 'No Access' all around.
Of course this had the effect that Safari was unable to read the cookies.plist file, and no cookies were read. Visited a site. Cookie was made, and was visible in the cookies preference pane. I quit Safari, and the cookies.plist file was overwritted yet again with the new cookies.

I have several cookies that I thought i'd rather like to keep. I hoped there would be a way to leave access to these, but disallow any more. The hint misled me into thinking this would be the case.

So just an FYI to those that still use Jaguar, i've yet to find a way to get cookies temporary in Safari.

- Dan



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Create Safari cookies that expire after each session
Authored by: encro on Oct 30, '03 06:53:17AM

Reading your description above sounds like you didn't really follow the instructions...

Achieving the above doesn't mean changing the details in the "Ownership & Permissions" part of Get Info!

You change the status of the file in the "General" Section to Locked.



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