Modifying cookies from various websites
May 16, 2005 8:35 AM   Subscribe

Is there a utility or method to modify the expiry date of a cookie in Firefox from any website?

I have several "saved searches" on a website that are set to expire in 30 days, but I'd like to be able to use them indefinitely when I'm on the site. I don't think there's any options in Firefox itself to extend the expiry.
posted by Big Fat Tycoon to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
How about add-n-edit-cookies?
posted by 5MeoCMP at 8:53 AM on May 16, 2005

Response by poster: odinsdream: I'm almost 100% sure, as each search seems to create an individual cookie and each cookie has a different expiry date. If they were storing them on the server, they'd likely only create a single cookie with a "userid". Additionally, there's no login, so they wouldn't really be able to associate me with my searches effectively.

5MeoCMP: I'll definitely check that, from the sounds of it it looks like exactly what I want. Thanks.
posted by Big Fat Tycoon at 10:18 AM on May 16, 2005

Close firefox and edit the cookies.txt in your firefox profile directory, the number in the 5th column is the expirey time in seconds since 1970 jan 1 0:00 (UTC).

As odinsdream points out, the server could ofcourse not accept the cookie data after when it thinks the cookie should have expired, but this is unusual.
posted by fvw at 11:23 AM on May 16, 2005

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