Cookie
Cookie 3.0.28
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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.

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What's New
Version 3.0.28:
  • Firefox Aurora support
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Cookie User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
(56)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(110)

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burypromote
+2

+8

Bernak reviewed on 10 Apr 2014
I find Cookie a nice and simple application that does exactly what I wanted: a way to manage a set of browser cookies I want to keep (favourites) and delete all other ones. It can delete the unwanted ones automatically and is also able to manage flash, silverlight and databases as well. It also labels tracking-cookies and offers the option to delete only those, which I also find useful. It can sit on the menubar and be hidden from the dock, which is how I prefer to use it.

On the bad side, I would like to know better how does Cookie differentiate between a regular Cookie and a Tracking-Cookie. I suspect it follows a name pattern, but I am unsure how effective this method is to ensure a correct labelling.

I use it everyday and I recommend it, as it saves time against the usual common solution: delete all cookies and log to every website again... Also very stable and easy to use.
[Version 3.0.28]


burypromote

+21
Oak commented on 18 Feb 2014
It sure would be nice if they fixed the in-App 'Update' feature, which consistently tells me Cookie is up to date while it is actually a version behind.
[Version 3.0.27]

1 Reply

burypromote
Sweetp Productions (developer) replied on 18 Feb 2014
this should be fixed now.
burypromote
-4

+180

ylluminate reviewed on 17 Feb 2014
Terrible performance when dealing with a large number of cookies (in the many thousands). Sadly the developer recognizes this and doesn't seem inclined to do anything about it. In my case I have quite a few cookies that I would like to retain and not simply go nuclear initially to wipe them out in order to allow Cookie to work properly and to that end this was a very poor purchase. Be warned that if you have a lot of cookies that you need to preserve or filter before dropping the delete bomb on them all, this app is going to give you problems and you will ultimately give up on it.
[Version 3.0.27]

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burypromote

+269
SweetP-Productions replied on 17 Feb 2014
Exactly how many cookies do you have? Admittedly I only have around 1500, but I haven't notice any slow downs.... I actually find it difficult accumulating more than that.
burypromote
+2

+397
Derekcurrie replied on 18 Feb 2014
I have a regular set of about 550 cookies I keep, and I have zero problems. Add to that about 100 databases I allow. Certainly at that level, using Cookie is entirely transparent.

I normally have Cookie set to delete tracking cookies about every 15 minutes. I set it to delete them manually when I have to deal with evil Google, which forces tracking cookies if you want to stay logged in to any of their services.

Considering the fact that this software is one fee only, no recurring fees (unlike, inexplicably, Cookie Stumbler) I don't know of any software superior to Cookie. The results speak for themselves as I've managed to keep the trackers flummoxed regarding my net surfing behavior, which is the idea.
burypromote
-2

+148
Pripyat replied on 19 Feb 2014
Cookie Stumbler charges a subscription fee in order to consistently increase it's tracking cookie database of 40k+ definitions. There's a team working on them.

Compared to Cookie's tracking cookie database of 122 (3.0.27), here's the very explicable reason as to why it costs more.
burypromote
-4

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Id_Ego_SuperEgo reviewed on 09 Jan 2014
The hog of hogs (talking processor and memory hogs here). A more relevant rating would be a negative 1.000.000! Goes to trash, thank you!
[Version 3.0.26]

2 Replies

burypromote
Sweetp Productions (developer) replied on 09 Jan 2014
In general, or just at first launch?
burypromote

+397
Derekcurrie replied on 09 Jan 2014
I just upgraded from v3.0.25 and am not seeing this problem. In Activity Monitor I'm seeing:
- % CPU: 0.0
- Threads: 3
- Real Memory: ~26.0 MB
- Virtual Memory: ~40 MB

So huh? If this is the first time running Cookie, try setting up the application, log out, then log in again. At that point check out what it is doing in Activity Monitor. I haven't run into any application conflicts on my systems.
burypromote
+1

+23

Mextex reviewed on 05 Jan 2014
I am using this app since Version 1 and I've been always happy with it. There are some apps that belong on every mac, this is one of them.
[Version 3.0.25]


burypromote
+1

+12

sunrocket reviewed on 03 Jan 2014
I've used Cookie Stumbler in the past, but I'm very happy with Cookie, primarily because I don't have to pay a subscription fee.

It has a clean easy-to-manage interface and thoroughly cleans out databases, local storage, flash cookies, tracking cookies, etc.

Recommended.
[Version 3.0.25]


burypromote
+5

+82

Funjoy reviewed on 31 Dec 2013
Long-time registered user. 3.0.25 just came out, I upgraded from 3.0.23a (3.0.24 was pulled right after release): HUGE UPDATE!

Older version of Cookie apparently were not seeing most installed Flash cookies. Right after I updated, Cookie showed be that I had 113 Flash cookies on my Mac that had apparently been hiding (for months?)!

So... zap. All gone.
[Version 3.0.24]

1 Reply

burypromote
+5
Sweetp Productions (developer) replied on 31 Dec 2013
Thanks,

3.0.25 was a big update, a total rewrite of the Flash handling, which is why 3.0.24 went a bit haywire.....

Cookie now sees all the user Flash cookies in Chrome/Chromium
It took me a while to implement, because of the amount of work needed, and time-restraints.
:)
burypromote
+3

+147
Gregm commented on 28 Dec 2013
Cookie v3.0.24
Posted on December 27, 2013 by SweetP Productions
Cookie v3.0.24 has been prematurely released in the Mac App Store…. it has a major bug in the Flash handling. Ill upload v3.0.25 to Apple for review as soon as iTunes Connect opens from the holiday break tomorrow.
if you can, hold off on updating till 3.0.25 lands.
[Version 3.0.24]

3 Replies

burypromote
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Sweetp Productions (developer) replied on 28 Dec 2013
Hi Greg,

you are correct.
v3.0.24 was uploaded befre the iTunes Connect holiday shutdown, and was then found to have the Flash bug.

because of the shutdown, i couldn't replace the binary.....
and it was even reviewed and approved during the shutdown?

I couldn't do anything to stop its release.

I have v3.0.25 ready to go, just waiting on Apple to review it.
hopefully it will be ready to go early next week
burypromote
+1

+397
Derekcurrie replied on 28 Dec 2013
While we wait for Apple: One thing you can do is open the user account Library folder and do a Spotlight search for files with the name of the offending Flash Cookies. Before you trash them, verify where they are located and that they are not something you want to keep. Once they are trashed, you'll see them disappear from the Cookie list of Flash cookies. Hurray!
burypromote
Sweetp Productions (developer) replied on 31 Dec 2013
3.0.25 is available now.
sorry for the inconvenience everybody....

:)
burypromote
+1

+106
Flavum commented on 28 Dec 2013
Shall I assume that v3.0.23a is exactly the same as v3.0.24? That's not made entirely clear in the MacUpdate description.
[Version 3.0.24]

1 Reply

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Sweetp Productions (developer) replied on 28 Dec 2013
3.0.23a, was a trial only update to fix a licensing issue to v3.0.23.
3.0.24 was relaesed prematurely on the Mac App Store.

v3.0.25 will be available as soon as Apple reviews and approves it.

:(

sorry for all the confusion.
burypromote
-7

-8
Chastepe commented on 21 Nov 2013
SweetP Productions please send me a nice discount coupon and I am buying it. Your app is the most up to date in its category and I like it. Thanks.
[Version 3.0.21]

2 Replies

burypromote
-1

-8
Chastepe replied on 25 Nov 2013
Never mind, I just bought it. - St. Ch.
burypromote

+339
Xenophile replied on 29 Dec 2013
Has your bargaining strategy ever resulted in a discount?
burypromote

+5
JML54 had trouble on 26 Apr 2013
Version 3.0.13 is not always hiding itself when the system starts. This behavior began with the latest update. I have Cookie set to not show the dock icon, to hide itself, and only show the menubar icon. Shutting it down and starting the app by itself results in the same behavior - the Cookie window appears and has to be manually closed.
[Version 3.0.13]

1 Reply

burypromote
Sweetp Productions (developer) replied on 05 May 2013
v3.0.14 should fix this bug.
:)
burypromote
-1

+2
Emile_b had trouble on 12 Mar 2012
Don't work with more than 10.000 cookies ! (application frozen when i load the cookies).
[Version 2.2.5]

4 Replies

burypromote
Sweetp Productions (developer) replied on 29 Mar 2012
Hi Emile,

you need to cull some of this cookies, you could either wait for Cookie to load (not really recommended, as it will take forever to parse that many cookies....) or you could manually remove some from within your browser. Not ideal, but you'll only need to do this once.
burypromote

+2
Emile_b replied on 29 Mar 2012
In other word, you say that Cookie can not manage a lot of cookies. If i could manage manually web cookies i don't need any application.
burypromote
+1
Sweetp Productions (developer) replied on 29 Mar 2012
thats right, Cookie can't handle such a huge database, I don't know of any that can. This is probably why browsers have such rudimentary management systems built in.

cookie needs to parse every single cookie, 10,000 is a lot of anything. thats a lot of CPU cycles. You don't need that many cookies on your computer. The average user will have 40-50 or less sites that they visit regularly. Cookies related to these sites are the only ones which need to be on your computer. everything else is just taking up space.... or worse.... tracking you.

Once you have your Cookies down to a more manageable number, Cookie will automatically take care of all the undesirables for you - in the background - without any more intervention.
burypromote
+1

+269
SweetP-Productions replied on 10 May 2012
V3.0.1, has had some optimisations, especially on first start. Give it another try, and see if it works any better for you.

Russell
burypromote

+13
Bordwehr had trouble on 24 Nov 2011
Sorry about the multiple posts. Looked like the Submit button didn't work. Turned out it did.
[Version 2.1.4]


burypromote

+13
Bordwehr had trouble on 24 Nov 2011
I just bought this application. It's seems to have an issue with CPU usage. I've used it for less than an hour and it's already become unresponsive a few times (one of them when deleting 1 cookie) + part of the time the CPU usage has been between 125 and 130 %.
(MPB 2.66 GHz, 4GB RAM, OS X 10.7.2.)
[Version 2.1.4]


burypromote

+13
Bordwehr had trouble on 24 Nov 2011
I just bought this application. It's seems to have an issue with CPU usage. I've used it for less than an hour and it's already become unresponsive a few times (one of them when deleting 1 cookie) + part of the time the CPU usage has been between 125 and 130 %.
Not ideal.
(MPB 2.66 GHz, 4GB RAM, OS X 10.7.2.)
[Version 2.1.4]


burypromote

+13
Bordwehr had trouble on 24 Nov 2011
I just bought this application. It's seems to have an issue with CPU usage. I've used it for less than an hour and it's already become unresponsive a few times (one of them when deleting 1 cookie) + part of the time the CPU usage has been between 125 and 130 %.
(MPB 2.66 GHz, 4GB RAM, OS X 10.7.2.)
[Version 2.1.4]


burypromote

+13
Bordwehr had trouble on 24 Nov 2011
I just bought this application. It's seems to have an issue with CPU usage. I've used it for less than an hour and it's already become unresponsive a few times (one of them when deleting 1 cookie) + part of the time the CPU usage has been between 125 and 130 %.
(MPB 2.66 GHz, 4GB RAM, OS X 10.7.2.)
[Version 2.1.4]


burypromote

+13
Bordwehr had trouble on 24 Nov 2011
I just bought this application. It's seems to have an issue with CPU usage. I've used it for less than an hour and it's already become unresponsive a few times (one of them when deleting 1 cookie) + part of the time the CPU usage has been between 125 and 130 %.
Not ideal.
(MPB 2.66 GHz, 4GB RAM, OS X 10.7.2.)
[Version 2.1.4]


burypromote

+13
Bordwehr had trouble on 24 Nov 2011
I just bought this application. It's seems to have an issue with CPU usage. I've used it for less than an hour and it's already become unresponsive a few times (one of them when deleting 1 cookie) + part of the time the CPU usage has been between 125 and 130 %.
Not ideal.
(MPB 2.66 GHz, 4GB RAM, OS X 10.7.2.)
[Version 2.1.4]


burypromote

+13
Bordwehr had trouble on 24 Nov 2011
I just bought this application. It's seems to have an issue with CPU usage. I've used it for less than an hour and it's already become unresponsive a few times (one of them when deleting 1 cookie) + part of the time the CPU usage has been between 125 and 130 %.
Not ideal.
(MPB 2.66 GHz, 4GB RAM, OS X 10.7.2.)
[Version 2.1.4]



+8

Roes rated on 10 Apr 2014

[Version 3.0.28]



+397

Derekcurrie rated on 26 Feb 2014

[Version 3.0.28]



+2

Ryan129 rated on 23 Feb 2014

[Version 3.0.27]



papatachy rated on 24 Jan 2014

[Version 3.0.26]



Jacklarm rated on 15 Jan 2014

[Version 3.0.26]



+397

Derekcurrie rated on 09 Jan 2014

[Version 3.0.26]



+13

Wolfgang rated on 06 Dec 2013

[Version 3.0.23]



+80

Weaselboy rated on 12 Nov 2013

[Version 3.0.20]



Mully rated on 26 Sep 2013

[Version 3.0.18]



+1

dsimer rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 3.0.18]


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Version Downloads:1,620
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Demo
Date:26 Feb 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $14.99
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More privacy, better browsing
  • Enhanced for Security. Secure delete any unwanted data, and rest easy knowing that external threats can't recover your private data.
  • Avoid invasive marketing. Tired of targeted ads that mysteriously know what products you've been shopping for online? Eliminate them with Cookie.
  • Freedom from Flash, and Silverlight. Cookie is adept at eliminating Flash and Silverlight cookies, especially large and persistent types of cookie.
  • Impressive results with minimal effort. By consolidating all your cookie controls into an easy interface, Cookie makes maintaining your browsing privacy a cinch.


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