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.
You can find out about the cookie behaviour when you enter about:config into the URL bar and search for the term "cookie".
One of the central points is the ...
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 site to recognize you again.
What you want and what was already suggested is "New Identity". Unfortunately, Tor Browser currently has to restart to get you a ...
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, the proper solution is the application of end-to-end cryptography. For example, that the sites should use HTTPS, if HTTPS is properly deployed a passive ...
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 Perspectives project and/or Convergence to check it all up locally and in decentralised manner - it will save your day not just inside Tor, btw.
Tor is a very ...
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 IP address to the website and therefore you can be tracked pretty easily.
This can result in ad targeting, for example keep showing you ads for your research, ...
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 browser with some privacy settings. For example, in the same page you have to change "Keep until" to "they expire", etc.
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
Do you have to use a browser extension for that
what do you recommend?
Not installing browser extensions. They can make you more easily fingerprintable.
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 up in that graphical dialog.
As a side effect, while Tor Browser will accept cookies by default, they will not show up in that dialog.
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 what the 'New Identity' option is for, see the Tor Browser Design and Implementation.
N.B. On Firefox's Private Browsing windows, cookies and other tracking data ...
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 and you are connecting through a different circuit, youtube can not be sure that you are the same person.
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 circumvent Tor privacy entirely.
If cookies are that big of a concern to you, I'd recommend using those sites in another browser than Tor. Tor's entire purpose is ...
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 disabling them entirely would break many web experiences, like the one you just had where you posted this question, and the one I just had where I posted this answer. ...
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 security issue. Just using a SSID as a cookie name is defenately not harming neither security, nor privacy
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 not really the client you say you are. When Google sends you the email about a login from a different location, and you don't reset the password, you are ...
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 anonymous.
Instead you should use Tor Browser's "New Identity" button located under the Tor Button (Green Onion) menu. This will clear state associated with your ...
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 from third party websites.
"can news.com attach a cookie to my TBB session?"
Yes. Cookies are an extension of the HTTP protocol. They do not require active ...
Open Preferences and navigate to Privacy in Tor Browser by:
Click the drop-down menu next to "Tor Browser will:" and select "Use custom settings for history" and un-check "Always use private browsing mode". You will be asked to restart Tor browser. Click OK.
When the Tor browser restarts, navigate ...