Originally Posted by Iain L
I may be here under false pretenses, as my computer knowledge seems to be sadly lacking compared to all of you, but I was directed this way by someone on the Mozilla support forum..
Just the last couple of days now I have found when opening a session of Waterfox, that my cookies been cleared. I have checked the cookies.sqlite file, and on occasions when this has happened the file has gone reduced in size from 1024 KB, to 512KB. The cookies.sqlite.BAK file can be copied and renamed, which then returns my cookies to normal for a little while. Has anyone come across this behaviour before, and if so how can I solve it?
My settings, in particular History, have not changed at all.
Could be your cookies are being cleared by using an add-on that clears your cookies like BetterPrivacy, Ghostery, etc. or a program like CCleaner. Just in case, make sure you have 'Accept cookies from sites' checked and 'Accept third-party cookies' checked. Also choose Keep until: 'They expire'.
If this doesn't work, you can try resetting the Waterfox settings. You can do this by pressing the SHIFT key on your keyboard and clicking the Waterfox icon/program to start Waterfox. Choose 'Reset all user preferences to.....'. You can also choose 'Reset toolbars and controls'.
If the above doesn't work, then your profile could be corrupt and you may need to create a new profile. You can do this by clicking the start icon at the bottom left in Windows and then typing Firefox.exe -P in the run/search box then choosing 'Create Profile'. Make sure you delete your old profile first. This will completely reset all your settings to the default and start Waterfox as if you just installed it.Edited by djkilla - 5/19/12 at 8:54am