unable to manage cookies

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18 Mar, 2013 10:06 PM

Our application requires the use of cookies for certain interactions between the User Agent and the Server.

First of all, I noticed that set cookies don't show up in Developer Tools. (see attached) As shown by my app's debugging code there is in fact a cookie (see attached)

Since one cannot delete cookies, only set them to be expired, I set code to expire the cookie on both the javascript and PHP (server) side, and to no avail... the cookie won't expire.

So we are basically stuck there, without an ability to even manually remove the cookie (as we would do with, say Firefox).

I'm not sure if this an actual issue with EP, or perhaps I've misunderstood how the Developer Tools work.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Shaun Sullivan on 18 Mar, 2013 11:21 PM

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    I was not aware of an issue with cookies. One possible work-around would
    be the "Clear Web Cache" option under global settings. That may not be
    granular enough though, as it will nuke everything. Hopefully it lets you
    get past the blocking issue in the meantime.

  2. 2 Posted by owen.david.us on 22 Mar, 2013 03:07 PM

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    Thanks for the response.

    Yes, the clear cache works as a general solution, however from a development perspective, it doesn't make for a very efficient workflow.

    For example, this app uses the Facebook API and when you clear the cache you have to keep logging in to Facebook again each time.

    Having the ability to remove only cookies would be very helpful

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