Cookie
Cookie
6.0.6

5.0

Cookie free download for Mac

Cookie

6.0.6
18 November 2019

Protect your online privacy.

Overview

Cookie prevents third parties from hijacking your browsing experience. The sites you visit store "cookies" in your browser without your knowledge or consent. Some are helpful, but others are frustrating and invasive. Cookie can help.

Features:
  • Consolidate all your browser privacy settings
  • Simplified View that takes care of all the technical details for you
  • Advanced View which puts you in total control of all your privacy settings
  • Combined cookie view displaying all cookie/flash/localStorage data in one easy to manage view
  • Cookie's can be favorited on a per domain, or per cookie basis. You decide
  • Individual Browser settings. It is possible to configure different automatic removal options for each browser. In the case of Chrome/Chromium/Canary/Brave you can even configure settings per user!
  • A number of removal schedules are possible: When quitting Cookie, when a Browser is Quit, on computer login, On computer waking from sleep, on a customizable time schedule, or entirely manually
  • Hotkey support, so you can remove all unwanted data quickly and easily
  • Customizable tracking cookie definitions
  • Whitelist individual tracking cookies
  • Clean, modern and Intuitive User Interface
  • Helpful setup window
  • Browser extension protection
  • Full Screen support
  • iCloud support
  • Dark/Regular theme

What's new in Cookie

Version 6.0.6:
  • Fixed a crash
  • Fixed a permissions issue
  • Fixed an issue with the system menubar icon not restoring to the same position
  • Toolbar now remembers customizations
  • Fixed an issue with un-checking of some favorites that are not on disk

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DragonMaster
08 September 2019

Most helpful

If you hate Cookies, Histories etc. and want to get rid of them quickly and at your discretion then this is the app to own! Buy from the Developer not the App Store! Much more flexible and updates are quicker. Support is big time!
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Version 6.0.1
sheelafsj2
22 October 2019
Kindly stop this add please
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Version 6.0.4
DragonMaster
08 September 2019
If you hate Cookies, Histories etc. and want to get rid of them quickly and at your discretion then this is the app to own! Buy from the Developer not the App Store! Much more flexible and updates are quicker. Support is big time!
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Version 6.0.1
incrzr
29 August 2019
How do I install Cookie 5 from the App Store now? It's no longer available. And Cookie 6 is Mojave only.
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Version 6.0
4 answer(s)
Vitalii@macudate.com
Vitalii@macudate.com
29 August 2019
You can download it by following this link https://sweetpproductions.com/products/cookie5/Cookie5.dmg
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Version 6.0
incrzr
incrzr
02 September 2019
TY Vitalii but the App Store version does not require a serial number :/
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Version 6.0.1
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
15 September 2019
As long as you bought Cookie 5 from the App Store, you can still download it from there. Try this: (1) Open up the App Store app and log in. You can log in either under the Store menu item or by clicking on ‘Sign in’ at the bottom left of the window. (2) You can now see your account at the bottom left. Click on it. (3) You now see the ‘Account’ window with a reverse chronological list of what you ‘Purchased‘. Scroll down to see if you can find ‘Cookie’. If you can, you’ll see an icon under it that is a little Cloud with an arrow pointing down. Click the cloud to download.... BUT->. (4) If you don’t see ‘Cookie’ in your ‘Purchased‘ list, then you probably HID it at some point. Press on and click ‘View Information’ at the top of your Account window. This provides a sub-window allowing access to your account information. (5) Locate the section labeled “Hidden Items”. To its right, click on ‘Manage’. The sub-window will change to your ‘Hidden Purchases’ list. Again, it’s in reverse chronological order. (6) Scroll down your list to locate ‘Cookie’. If you find it, click to its right on ‘UNHIDE’. This will move Cookie to your ‘Purchased’ list again. [Note: If you do NOT see Cookie in your Hidden list at this point, you’re SOL. Either you didn’t buy Cookie via the App Store, or it’s time to call Apple.] (7) Click on the background, behind the ‘Hidden Purchases’ sub-window to get back to your ‘Purchased’ list. You will now see Cookie listed. Click on its Cloud and arrow icon to download and install. Done.
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Version 6.0.1
SweetP Productions
SweetP Productions
25 September 2019
v5.9.12 is currently in the App Store for the rest of the week
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Version 6.0.1
JamesHarrisPhoto
27 August 2019
I can't find anywhere on on their site where it lists special upgrade pricing from version 5 to 6.
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Version 6.0
1 answer(s)
Mbhayes
Mbhayes
27 August 2019
It's on the Cookie landing page: https://cookieapp.com/#upgrade
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Version 6.0
Aeschylus
20 August 2019
I'm impressed. This has worked well for years through system upgrades and is promptly updated when needed. It is quality software and I'm glad I bought this when I did. I feel like I control cookies and they don't control me. I love every time FB doesn't recognize me and wants me to open a new account - this means, they can't track me. Yay!
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Version 5.9.13
Kenm22
14 July 2019
I have used Cookie for a very long time. It is one of a very few indispensable pieces of software I own. I wouldn't want to be without it. I find it to be set it and forget it. Russell, the developer is one of the most responsive developers out there. If only other developers would take a lesson from him. In reading Big Johnson's comments it seems to me that by having 305 cookies he is defeating the very purpose for which this piece of software exists...to reduce the number of cookies to only those you need on a regular basis and to avoid tracking cookies. Cookie does this better than any piece of Mac software I know of. No piece of software, or anything else we use for that matter, has unlimited capacity. Even if you were able to design such a thing the cost would be prohibitive and the resources it would use would be astronomical.
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Version 5.9.12
iMacWare
25 May 2019
You absolutely must be using Cookie! The trial is enough for you to be persuaded, you need it. It's a must have. I have seen Safari fail to clear cache. Get cookie! It's better than chocolate chip malanos! ?
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Version 5.9.9
Derekcurrie
17 April 2019
Indispensable. Excellent developer. A top notch tool in my arsenal.
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Version 5.9.9
Aapple
14 April 2019
Tried using 5.9.8. After setting up and trying to remove a few cookies, it crashed. After having crashed, it can not start again. It never even gets to run. I still can run version 4.8 without issues. I tried totally removing 5.6.8 using AppDelete. After that it ran once, crashed and back to square one. Don't buy without trying. (MacOS 10.13.6., MacPro 5,1)
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Version 5.9.8
1 answer(s)
SweetP Productions
SweetP Productions
17 April 2019
this was a bug in Cookie's Firefox IndexedDB parsing. I have it fixed in v5.9.9 which is available on my store now. The App Store version will take some time for review.
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Big Johnson
12 March 2019
What a horrible, useless pi*ce of ****** this has become!

For the past several weeks I've been using Firefox and Cookie is completely ineffective - does not function at all with FF Quantum.

FF cookies aren't ever shown in the cookies list so they can't be removed there either.

And there are two cookies shown for Chromium that are impossible to remove even though I manually deleted them in Chromium; One is a Demdex tracking cookie.

The icon in the menu bar is no longer white with black chips. For the past several version it's now dark grey with black chips and I don't like it. I'm using dark menu bar, but disabling it makes it even uglier.

Cookie routinely uses more than 120% CPU which causes my fans to race. And Cookie can almost never be quit from the menu bar - I must open Activity Monitor and quit it there.

Why is one of the choices for icon appearance a location indicator?! Cookie's not a map! That's just dumb AF.
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Version 5.9.6
5 answer(s)
SweetP Productions
SweetP Productions
12 March 2019
A great menu icon means Cookie is disabled - click the Enable Automatic Removals button, in the menus, or in the main window.

As for Firefox Quantum, it now locks its cookie database when open, so as is recommended - you should only remove cookies when the browser is closed (quit). You can still delete cookies while Firefox is open... but it most likely will cause corruption.

Maybe the Chromium cookies are Extensions. Cookie whitelists all extensions by default so you don't mess up any settings they require. you can change this behaviour on the Advanced tab in Preferences or by clicking the STAR icon in the bottom right of the main window.

You can easily find all these answers in my support forums.
:)
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
12 March 2019
Since I don't use auto-removal, I guess I saw that menu entry and paused it. I've been logged out of too many sites I was actively using so I now remove cookies manually.

The one exception is I do have "remove at login" enabled
(I'd prefer it happen at shutdown).

No check mark appears to let the user know that option has been changed, only the name changes so it's easy to overlook. There's no notice given that pausing removal also disables the ability to quit the app.

But if some functions are paused, why does it continually use so much freakin' RAM?! After re-enabling it RAM usage is still excessive - I've seen it as high as 115% while typing this reply.

Firefox is listed as one of the browsers in the requirements posted above, yet there's no mention that FF Quantum won't work with your app. Quantum was released in Nov. 2017, so you've known for over a year that Cookie is incompatible with it and neglected to make it known? Don't blame MU for posting inaccurate information either - you could have easily asked them to correct it.

I specifically stated that one of the persistent cookies is a Demdex tracking cookie. You should should know that tracking cookies are NOT browser extensions!

It's also SLOW AF! Even right after reboot if I click a triangle and try to remove a cookie from whitelist, I get beachballing and it takes many seconds to complete.
Simply enabling/disabling the pause feature in the menu causes beachball for a second or two.

In fact just clicking the icon to open the menu is enough to beachball briefly almost every time. And the menu is very slow to respond, taking a few seconds before items are highlighted as the cursor passes over them.
I rebooted less than an hour ago and have almost 6.5 GB of free memory.
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SweetP Productions
SweetP Productions
12 March 2019
you must have a lot of cookies for it to be beach balling. If you leave the Cookie window open, the cookie list reloads every time a new cookie is created. And if you have a lot of cookies, that takes processor cycles to parse every single one. While you browse, Cookie is constantly trying to parse and display all the changes (while the window is open).

The same happens when you press the menu icon, Cookie needs to parse all your cookies to update the menu.

So both your issues are related to having a large number of cookies. There really is no need to keep a large number of cookies, that is the whole purpose of Cookie, to only keep the minim required for optimal browsing.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
14 March 2019
I only have a lot of cookies if you consider 305 a lot. And that’s for three browsers - people who never clean their cookies may have hundreds of tracking cookies in just one browser.
And those are just the opt-out favorites, no logins or cookies for sites I use.

You’ve known for a long time that I have a lot of cookies, yet this is the first time you’ve stated that Cookie bogs down with too many (how many is too many is unknown).

Back in April 2016 I said "I know it's not typical for someone to have 100+ favorite cookies, but I spent a LOT of time downloading opt-out cookies and marking them."

And then in June 2016 I said "It took me a couple hours to setup and download and mark over 200 opt-out cookies."

So you could have told me nearly three years ago about this problem!

As I’ve explained here before, I use Cookie to save opt-out cookies which tell sites not to set cookies. By saving those cookies, it prevents those sites from adding new ones as I traverse the web. Having these cookies prevents tracking and increases privacy. So you’re wrong - there’s IS a very good reason for having so many cookies.

Opt-out cookies must be saved in each browser, and many sites set multiple opt-out cookies per browser, e.g. I have 17 for mookie (8 Safari, 4 FF, 5 Chromium) and 18 for adtechus (12 Safari, 2 FF, 3 Chromium).

If you clear your cookies from within a browser, all your opt-out cookies will be deleted as well. That’s why I bought Cookie - so I could mark which ones were favorites and they would be saved while unwanted ones are deleted.
I had no way of knowing Cookie has severe limitations which prevent it from working with the third most popular browser in the world and only allows it to perform satisfactorily with a small number of cookies.

The former may have been caused by changes to Firefox’s architecture, but once you became aware of it you had a duty to disclose it.
You’re hiding the fact that your app is not made to work with a large number of cookies, just like you’re hiding the fact that it’s incompatible with Quantum. What else are you hiding?

If a developer knows their software has limitations and/or incompatibilities, those should be clearly posted in the description so users can have that knowledge BEFORE they install it. Someone may have installed Cookie today who will soon discover that IT DOES NOT WORK WITH QUANTUM.



For anyone interested, you can simply search for "opt-out cookies."
But a few of the top sites that can download privacy cookies for many other sites are http://optout.networkadvertising.org/, http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN and (for EU cookies) http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.

Be aware that in order for opt-out cookies to be installed, you must first allow your browser to accept all cookies and disable ad blockers. Once you have the cookies you can re-enable your ad blocker and block 3rd-party cookies again.

After that, DO NOT REMOVE THE OPT-OUT COOKIES!
If you use Cookie you’ll need to mark them all as favorites.
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Filou53
Filou53
19 March 2019
Very interesting discussion.
thanks for the informations
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