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Web "incognito" domain silos

Post by graymatter » 2021-04-21, 07:35

Probably a dumb question but is it feasible to have a different "store" for cookies, etc. that is tied to the top level domain for the web site? For example, it would treat each domain like a persisted private window for that domain. Like a silo. If I go back to the domain then it's like I never left. If the site supports a persistent login then I would be logged in automatically. I have no problem with adverts on different sites. What I get unhappy about is the tracking that goes along with it. I use uMatrix to get around this but sometimes it's nice to enable everything for some sites (e.g. banking site) to reduce conflicts.

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Re: Web "incognito" domain silos

Post by Moonchild » 2021-04-21, 07:49

I'm not sure what you're asking. Cookies and storage are domain-specific by design already. One domain can't access another domain's cookies (that would be really bad!)...
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Post by jobbautista9 » 2021-04-21, 07:55

Maybe OP is asking for a "Total Cookie Protection" like Firefox?
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Re: Web "incognito" domain silos

Post by graymatter » 2021-04-21, 08:29

jobbautista9 wrote:
2021-04-21, 07:55
Maybe OP is asking for a "Total Cookie Protection" like Firefox?
Yes, this is exactly what I am talking about. I wasn't aware that Firefox had something like that.

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Post by Moonchild » 2021-04-21, 09:27

Right. So basically dropping all third-party cookies in a jar specific to the 1st party domain you are visiting.
I guess that would be doable. Issue #1766 (UXP)
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Re: Web "incognito" domain silos

Post by moonbat » 2021-04-21, 10:23

Containers has a similar solution, creating a sandbox where sites only have access to whatever there is in the sandbox (separate store for cookies and cache). I'm working on forking Priv8 which used to do this before Firefox added container support natively.
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Re: Web "incognito" domain silos

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-04-21, 10:25

Containers are a shit solution and the half-busted half-removed state in UXP will be fully removed eventually.

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