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Privacy setting removed?

  • Opera updated itself to 55.0.2994.44 and I've now noticed it seems to have lost an important privacy setting. I used to be able to go into Settings>Privacy and Security and manage cookies by searching for cookies from a particular sender. Now the only cookie management options are to Clear Browsing Data. This clears cookies for all senders for the specified time period, even under the "advanced" setting. This is not what I want.

    Why remove a privacy setting? Especially without having the ability to at least preserve the advanced settings that were there before? Clearly, the technical possibility exists or it wouldn't have worked until the recent change.

    Also, I really, really, really despise that the option for turning off autoupdates has disappeared. Even when checking on the version number to post this, Opera has found and downloaded another incremental update and is about to install that whenever I restart the browser. Every Single Time it does this, without even deigning to ask to my permission, I might add, it screws up my firewall settings.

    Both issue are unacceptable forced decisions by programmers who think they know how I use the browser better than I do. If I wanted that level of condescension from my computer, I'd use a Mac.

    How do I stop both issues from disturbing my work?

  • If you hadn't violated the forum rules, you would have found this topic and discovered that the cookies manager is still there. Or you could just have searched for 'cookies' in the settings page.

    And Opera Chromium never had a setting to manage auto-updates.