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DOM Storage "Cookies" - Enable or Disable

How to Enable or Disable DOM Storage "Cookies" in Internet Explorer and Firefox
Published by Brink
24 Aug 2010
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How to Enable or Disable DOM Storage "Cookies" in Internet Explorer and Firefox

information   Information
DOM Storage is often compared to HTTP cookies. Like cookies, Web developers can store per-session or domain-specific data as name/value pairs on the client using DOM Storage. However, unlike cookies, DOM Storage makes it easier to control how information stored by one browser window is visible to another.

DOM Storage is comprised of two primary parts
  • In Session Storage, any data input is stored for the duration of the session. Thus, if a new tab is opened, the data from the Session in the original tab is stored for the new tab.
  • Local Storage, spans multiple windows and persists beyond the current session. Local Storage allows Web applications to store up to 10 MB of user data. This could include data stored offline for later reading
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable DOM Storage from being used in Internet Explorer and Firefox.

For more detailed information about Dom storage, please see: Introduction to DOM Storage

Note   Note
Special thank you to Corrine for pointing this out in her thread here and post here.






OPTION ONE
Enable or Disable DOM Storage in Internet Explorer
1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Internet Options icon.
A) Go to step 3.
OR

2. In Internet Explorer, click/tap on Tools (Menu bar or gear icon) and Internet Options.

3. Click/tap on the Advanced tab, then scroll down to the Security section under Settings. (see screenshot below)
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4. To Enable DOM Storage
A) Check the Enable DOM Storage box and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: This is the default setting.
5. To Disable DOM Storage
A) Uncheck the Enable DOM Storage box and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)



OPTION TWO
Enable or Disable DOM Storage in Firefox
1. Open Firefox.

2. Type about:config in the Firefox address bar and press enter. (see screenshot below)
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3. Click/tap on the I'll be careful, I promise button. (see screenshot below)
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4. To Disable DOM Storage
A) Scroll down a bit and double click/tap on the dom.storage.enabled entry to change the "value" from true (default setting) to false. (see screenshot below)

WARNING: Be real careful to not double click on any other entry and change it's value.
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5. To Enable DOM Storage
A) Scroll down a bit and double click/tap on the dom.storage.enabled entry to change the "value" from false to true. (see screenshot below)

WARNING: Be real careful to not double click on any other entry and change it's value.
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That's it,
Shawn





06 Mar 2011   #1
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Thank you Shawn & Corrine very enlightening

BTW it appears Firefox 4b12 default home page must be dependent on Dom storage as the search engine stopped working


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06 Mar 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Darryl. Glad that we could help.

Thank you for posting back about Firefox 4b12.
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06 Mar 2011   #3
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome Darryl. Glad that we could help.

Thank you for posting back about Firefox 4b12.
yeah i just set my home page to https://encrypted.google.com/
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06 Mar 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Even better.
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04 Nov 2011   #5
dissed

Both 64 & 32 bit home premium editions w/ win 7 upgrades sp1
 
 

I really don't see the point of dom storage for a single user,
Possibly for an administrator on a network with multiple users...big brother type of oversight,
But is this really necessary to accumulate a bunch of garbage you really wouldn't know about,
Most people do not delete their browser history or cookies for that matter
I find it kind of offensive that windows keeps retaining information of transactions even those other setting are set to not save anything, and is set to delete browser history at exit,
Then I find out one more place to turn off
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21 Aug 2013   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Option 4. is a newbie for me/ kinda cool,
Question though,
Delete browser history Settings button/ Cache and databases section,
Wouldn't Unchecking allow.... do the same thing ?
Cheers.
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21 Aug 2013   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mike,

Nar, that setting is would be to have or not have that included to be deleted when you deleted your browsing history.

This tutorial is to turn on or off the DOM storage feature instead.
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21 Aug 2013   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Hi Brink sorry to be off topic of the tutorial,
TechNet forum requires DOM storage to be checked in advanced settings otherwise menus and links are unresponsive is the only reason I posted,
Plus to give thanks for the new way/ via 4,
Cheers.
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21 Aug 2013   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No worries mate. All input is welcomed.
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