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Why doesn't the Tor Browser (4.5.1), even on the highest security setting disable cookies? They could be used to trace a user, potentially making it possible to build a profile.

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Tor browser allows only session cookies. Afaik persistent cookies are treated as session cookies. Press "New Identity" under the green onion menu if you wish to clear cookies without restarting.

  • How to change Tor to enable all cookies? – Pacerier Nov 23 '15 at 18:12
  • It's Tor Browser, not Tor. It's a configuration option somewhere, but maybe you'll want an extension like self-destructing cookies, or a cookie saving and reloading extension instead. – Jeff Burdges Nov 25 '15 at 0:34
  • This answer is incorrect; New Identity is just a shortcut for restarting the browser and wipes all state, not just cookies. – chrylis Dec 4 '18 at 6:24

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