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The destruction of a legend

Today we mourn the passing of a Firefox legend – the cookies placeholder. As Jesse mentions, the label “Cookies are delicious delicacies.” has been replaced with “Cookies are pieces of information stored by web pages on your computer. They are used to remember login information and other data.”
While it’s a shame to see it go, the message is now more intuitive and will hopefully help those that are unsure why they need cookies. Still, here’s one last screenshot for old time’s sake.


  1. Sniff… so saaad… I will miss the delicious delicacies

  2. LOL… I didn’t notice THAT! Never notice that there is a sentence “Cookies are delicious delicacies”…

  3. I just noticed that the other day! It was verry funny, and I will be sad to see it go.

  4. I can’t believe it lasted so long.