Cocoa Cookies
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Cocoa Cookies is a very simple Cocoa app that helps you to search for and delete HTTP cookies stored in the shared Cocoa cookies storage. Including Undo and Redo capabilities! "What is the 'shared Cocoa cookies repository'?" I hear you asking... Well... it's a Cocoa API for storing cookies (NSHTTPCookieStorage class to be exact... but that's not important). A few popular Cocoa apps use it to store their cookies in a common, shared repository:
  • Safari
  • Dashboard
  • NetNewsWire
  • Shiira


Those are the ones I know of... there may be
What's New
Version 0.9:
  • Universal Binary and a cute new icon
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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hugelshofer commented on 19 Feb 2013
some problems with Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
It does not retain newly marked Cookies. The are not saved or whatever. After a clearing the newly locked items are gone.

Even first restating the App does not help.

So, use with caution!
[Version 0.9]


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hugelshofer reviewed on 10 Jan 2013
I used this for so long I forgot. Very handy tool.

only annoying bug:
It shows nothing when you start up the App. You then have to write something in the search bar and then erase it - and voila it shows all the cookies.

This still works with Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard on a Mac Pro.
[Version 0.9]


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Peternsteinmetz reviewed on 29 Aug 2012
Very handy application for viewing and modifying cookies. Particularly valuable now that Safari 6 no longer will show them to you.
[Version 0.9]


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Randy-Crawford commented on 06 Dec 2011
This one really really helped me out in an emergency. It seems to be the only thing that does what it does, and it works perfectly. Much much thanks to the developer for giving away such a fine and helpful tool!
[Version 0.9]


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Frankhh24 reviewed on 15 Jun 2011
It just works without any hassle.
[Version 0.9]


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Pripyat reviewed on 17 Mar 2011
Does not appear to work with Safari 5 any more. Just shows me a blank tableview.
[Version 0.9]

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Je-Ne-Connais-Pas replied on 18 Mar 2011
Try checking-unchecking-checking the REG EX button. Then, I believe, your cookies list will show and you can modify them as you please. Best regards.
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Ninethirtyfive commented on 09 Sep 2010
This doesn't appear to save the locked cookies list when the program is closed. So if you restart the computer, you would have to reselect all the cookies you don't want deleted before doing "Remove All", which makes it less useful for me.

I wonder if this could be made into a Safari Extension to allow automated periodic deleting and so on?
[Version 0.9]

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Zo219 replied on 24 Sep 2010
I don't find that to be the case at all. Locked cookies are saved during Restarts. Perhaps delete your prefs file and try again.

My only frustration is, Who is going to update this app? How does anyone live without it?
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SweetP-Productions replied on 30 Oct 2010
why not try Safari Cookies:
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/31018/safari-cookies
:)
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Aikousha replied on 25 Feb 2011
Why not a safari extension? Sadly, for some of us out here, we can't use Leopard, and that is a prerequisite for a version of Safari that handles extensions...
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Thyx replied on 01 Mar 2011
Well, extension or not, the issues may be due to the 4-5 years since the last updat.
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Gary30 reviewed on 04 May 2009
How did I miss this for all these years? Perfect little application that cleans up the cookie mess and lets you protect cookies from domains you want to keep. Works with cookies from Safari 4 beta as well as prior versions.
[Version 0.9]


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Drdul reviewed on 22 Aug 2007
Oh, I like this! One of the few things I've been missing from my Windows days is a good cookie manager. Cocoa Cookies is it! It does everything I want (sorts by domain, displays cookie info and allows me to protect favourite cookies), and nothing that I don't want. Highly recommended!
[Version 0.9]


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Zo219 reviewed on 20 Aug 2007
How did I miss this for a *year* ?? An absolute dream app, one click and all but my preferred cookies are gone. Perfect.

Missed something like this ever since I moved to Jaguar - that's a lot of time picking out rotten cookies.
[Version 0.9]


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Gcoghill had trouble on 06 Sep 2011
Does nothing on launch, no window or anything. 10.6.8 + Safari 5.1.
[Version 0.9]


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maconnect had trouble on 11 Oct 2006
The cookies are never removed: there are back in the list when I re-launch CocoaCookies.

doesn't work at all here.
[Version 0.9]

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Weaselboy commented on 29 Jul 2007
It willwork if you give if several seconds after you click the remove all button. Just wait a bit and it will work.

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sunrocket rated on 06 Jan 2014

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Charliehodge rated on 02 Aug 2011

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cksum rated on 15 Jan 2011

[Version 0.9]


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Type:Internet : Browsers
License:Free
Date:07 Jul 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Cocoa Cookies is a very simple Cocoa app that helps you to search for and delete HTTP cookies stored in the shared Cocoa cookies storage. Including Undo and Redo capabilities! "What is the 'shared Cocoa cookies repository'?" I hear you asking... Well... it's a Cocoa API for storing cookies (NSHTTPCookieStorage class to be exact... but that's not important). A few popular Cocoa apps use it to store their cookies in a common, shared repository:
  • Safari
  • Dashboard
  • NetNewsWire
  • Shiira


Those are the ones I know of... there may be more.

The easiest way to describe Cocoa Cookies is to tell you why I personally needed it. At work, I'm developing a Web application for which I am constantly needing to delete specific cookies. I like to test and develop my Web app primarily using Safari (occasionally stopping to test in EOMB [Every Other Modern Broswer], of course). Safari is also my preferred browser for personal use, so the number of cookies stored in my version of Safari at any one time is quite large. So when I decide I need to delete a specific cookie for my Web app, I have to open Safari preferences, click the 'Security' toolbar icon, click 'Show Cookies' and then visually search thru the list of hundreds of cookies to find the ones that match the domain for my Web app ('localhost.local' in this case). That is a pain in the ass. Safari's cookie-browsing UI does not currently include any way to search the stored cookies.

Cocoa Cookies allows you to view the cookies that Safari, or any other Cocoa app, has stored in the share cookie storage. More importantly, Cocoa Cookies contains a search field that provides live 'search-as-you-type' searching on the domains (only the domains) of the cookies stored. Thus, making it much easier to find and delete the specific cookies you are looking for.

Here's an extra bonus... NetNewsWire -- the most popular RSS reader on any platform, not only OS X -- is also a Web browser that stores cookies in the shared Cocoa cookie storage. Additionally, NetNewsWire does not provide a UI for managing the cookies you amass while browsing. Use Cocoa Cookies to manage your NetNewsWire cookies!

It's simple, and it needs a little work... but I hope you like it.


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