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Editing cookies

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by DemonDream, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. DemonDream

    DemonDream Professor

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    How do I edit cookies? What program should I use? I don't like having to continuously log-in to ffnet, and I would like to eliminate the timer on the cookie.
     
  2. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin DLP Supporter

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  3. DemonDream

    DemonDream Professor

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    Just added about 50 years to the expiration date, so no worries there. Thank you very much.
     
  4. yak

    yak Moderator DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    This is a fantastic idea! The frequent expiry of log in credentials for ff.n really annoys me when I go to review, etc.

    Opera users can go to Tools->Preferences->Advanced->Cookies->Manage Cookies

    Put fanfiction.net in the search box. This should bring up both fanfiction.net and www.fanfiction.net

    Under fanfiction.net you should find some cookies named utma, utmz, and perhaps more utm*'s. You can safely ignore these: they're part of the Google Analytics cookie system. http://www.customizegoogle.com/block-google-analytics-cookies.html

    Under www.fanfiction.net you might find:

    adblocker - self evident, blocks ads on ff.n
    ffid - perhaps an encrypted unique user ID. Anyone know?
    ffkey - perhaps the decryption key for the user ID. Anyone know?

    Select and Edit each of these cookies in turn. Change their Expiry Dates.

    The furthest into the future that Opera seems to allow is 2036-12-31 - so you can't add 50 yrs to it, but if any of you are still reading ff.net in 2036 I'll eat my hat.

    When you edit adblocker, check the value of the cookie. I think a 1 (one) will disable ads, and a 0 (zero) will allow ads on the site. I use other means of ad-blocking, so I haven't tested it.

    Yak.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2007
  5. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin DLP Supporter

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    That's because a 32 bit integer like cookie expiration dates are stored as has an upper limit.
     
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