I noticed that there is a
google.com cookie in my browser that i can't get rid off.
I don't use chrome, I'm not logged inside of google account, I don't use google search or google anything.
I have 3rd party cookies disabled.
I have safe-browsing disabled.
I have blocked everything google related in Privacy Badger.
The settings in Privacy Setting extension are set to Full Privacy.
So how the hell am i still getting that
google.com cookie. What's worse is that every-time i remove it, it just comes back. I don't even have to reload a page. I am experiencing the same issue regardless whether i use Windows or Linux.
I found some guide on how to get rid off the persistent cookie at Stack Overflow but got stuck half way through.
This is the guide i tried to follow.
Disable Safe Browsing:
1.1 Uncheck "Block reported attack sites" under Firefox Preferences > Security tab
1.2. Uncheck "Block reported web forgeries" under Firefox Preferences > Security tabTHEN manually delete the existing cookie with sqlite3 (as long as bug #1026538 is open)
2.1. Find your Firefox cookie database within your Firefox profile folder:
Firefox menu > Help button > Troubleshooting Information > Application Basics section > Profile folder line > Open Directory button > File name is cookies.sqlite
or (Ubuntu) find ~/.mozilla/firefox -name cookies.sqlite
2.2 Install sqlite3: Download or (Linux) sudo apt-get install sqlite3
2.3 From command prompt: sqlite3path-to-cookies.sqlite
2.4 DELETE FROM moz_cookies WHERE baseDomain = "google.com";
Now you can check that the PREF cookie doesn't reappear at Firefox
launch in Firefox Cookie Manager. It should not reappear as long as you
don't re-enable Safe Browsing and if you have configured Firefox to
delete cookies after exit.
I have a problem at 2.2 I have downloaded the
sqlite3 tool but it doesn't have any executable file. Therefore i can't install it. Really don't know where to go from here. Any help would be appreciated.