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How Tor handles cookies?

In general Tor Browser saves the cookies which come from the originating site and deletes them when you close the browser. You can also click on "New Identity" which will also delete all your cookies. ...
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Login to site.com, request "New Tor circuit for this site", site.com still recognizes original login

Requesting a new circuit will get you exactly that -- a new circuit. It does not mean that Tor won't pick the same exit again, and it will not clean any cookies. It is trivial then of course for a ...
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Simple questions about logging in to sites over Tor

To address some of your concerns: "As I understand it, when logging in to a website, my username and password can be stolen when I send them through Tor." This is more generally true of the internet,...
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Simple questions about logging in to sites over Tor

Welcome to Tor community! So - step by step to your questions: No information, including login and password can be stolen if it's transferred via HTTPS and the certificate genuinity is verified. Use ...
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Tor Browser - Keep Cookies for select websites

While it is possible to keep cookies, it is not recommended because it can make your privacy void. When you keep cookies out of the Tor Browser's sandbox, you are letting these cookies send your real ...
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Tor Browser - Keep Cookies for select websites

Yes, it is possible. You have to disable "Always use private browsing mode" from Options->privacy & Security or simply this link: about:preferences#privacy Then It'll be just like a normal ...
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Tor Cookie Manager

is there a way to make it delete cookies till x amount of time after a tab is closed from the origin of the cookie No Do you have to use a browser extension for that Yes what do you recommend? ...
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How does Tor Browser deal with cookies? I never see them in Tor

Tor Browser borrows a lot of Firefox's private browsing functionality in order to implement its advanced security features. In Firefox's private browsing mode, cookies are accepted but will not show ...
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Does Tor bundle discards cookies from a window or only from a session?

They're discarded on a per-session basis. Using the 'New Tor Circuit for this Site' will only cause Tor Browser to use a new circuit for the site, it will not clear any other information. That is ...
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How can Youtube see my viewing history through different circuits?

When opening a new window, Tor Browser does not use a different circuit. Only restarting tor or clicking on "New Tor Circuit for this site" will change your Exit Node. If you have disabled cookies ...
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Tor Browser - Keep Cookies for select websites

This is possible. It's the same as Firefox settings, since Tor browser is based on Firefox ESR. It is, however, highly not recommended. That would create serious privacy issues, and probably ...
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Why does not Tor Browser disable cookies completly?

Cookies are an integral part of web functionality, it is one of the few ways that a logged in session that can reliably tracked. Without cookies you would not be able to log in to websites. So ...
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Google SSID cookie and TOR

SSID is not abbreviated only as Service Set IDentifier, it also referenced as Secure Session IDentifier, depending on context. Try to take a look at it's actual value to determine if there is a ...
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Cross browser tracking

Websites can detect that you are using Tor because there are lists of every Tor exit node (just compare IP Addresses and voila!) Because Gmail (i.e. Google) knows you are using Tor, they know you are ...
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Is there a way to read Tor bundle's session cookies?

It's a little cumbersome but technically works: In the developer tab when you select a request you can view the cookies which were sent with it (including HttpOnly cookies).
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How Tor handles cookies?

No, by default Tor Browser allows cookies. If you disable cookies you will look different from most other Tor Browser users, this means you will be in a smaller anonymity set and therefor less ...
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Can site.com attach (and access) identifying cookies to TorBrowser session if JavaScript disabled?

With or without Javascript Tor Browser has a default policy of blocking third party cookies. Cookies can only be set or retrieved by request of domain in the URL bar, regardless of resource fetches ...
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Can I save Tor cookies for a later use

Open Preferences and navigate to Privacy in Tor Browser by: about:preferences#privacy Click the drop-down menu next to "Tor Browser will:" and select "Use custom settings for history&...
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