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The "Never Accept Cookies" option in later versions of Opera
I have Opera 12.15 installed currently, and it allows me to "never accept cookies". However, when we installed Opera 18.0 on a friend's computer, this option seemed nowhere to be found. I believe this option is very important. This is different from the "delete cookies when I exit Opera" option and is more than the "block third-party cookies" option also.
Is there a way to get later versions of Opera to "never accept cookies", or, if not, is there a way to download Opera 12.16 (the latest in series 12, that allows this option)?
FYI, Opera 12.16 and 12.15 are essentially identical. During the time that Opera 12.15 was the current version, Opera suffered a server hacker penetration for several hours (I believe around June 2013) and there was concern that Opera's certificate-signing might have been compromised during that hack timeframe. As a result, the certs were verified, and Opera reissued the 12.15 version as 12.16 to make sure anyone who might have downloaded 12.15 with corrupted certs would be sure to have a version with "clean" ones pushed to them via auto-updating (which required that the version number be incremented). So unless you downloaded 12.15 back in June during those few hours, your 12.15 version should be equivalent to 12.16.