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Cookie 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 version 7.2.3

Updated on Feb 12 2024

  • optimizations to extension helper
View older Cookie updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

5.1 MB

Developer’s website

https://sweetpproductions.com/

Downloads

97484

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 12 or later
  • Safari, Safari Technology Preview, Chrome, Chrome Dev, Chrome Beta, Chrome Canary, Firefox, Firefox Nightly, Firefox Developer Edition, Chromium, WaterFox, Opera, Opera Beta, Brave, Brave Beta, Brave Nightly, Edge, Edge Dev, Edge Beta, Edge Nightly, Arc, Vivaldi and Mullvad
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What customer like

Security
Privacy

What needs improvements

Bug fixing
Support

Cookie qualities

Value
1.0
Ease of use
4.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
1.0
Customer support
2.0

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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 31 2023
7.1.3
5.0
Oct 31 2023
5.0
Version: 7.1.3
v7.1.4 is out. "Bugfix: fixed Opera support"
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 29 2023
7.1
5.0
Oct 29 2023
5.0
Version: 7.1
v7.1.2 is out. Release notes: "• v7.1.1: - Improvement: decoupled main interface removal buttons from menu buttons. Improvement: updated menu order to mach interface Improvement: performance optimization. Bugfix: fixed menu tracking/non favorite counts and status • v7.1.2: Bugfix: fixed an issue with the remove all data button/menu button."
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 18 2023
7.0.4
5.0
Sep 18 2023
5.0
Version: 7.0.4
Then *ding* v7.0.7 came out! "Improvement - startup optimizations. Bugfix - purchase status fixes."
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 18 2023
7.0.4
5.0
Sep 18 2023
5.0
Version: 7.0.4
Cookie v7.0.6 is out. "Improvement - updated Sparkle framework"
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 13 2023
7.0.4
5.0
Sep 13 2023
5.0
Version: 7.0.4
v7.0.5 is out. "• fixed an issue with Safari History removal • fixed a potential issue with chrome cache removal"
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 7 2023
7.0.1
5.0
Sep 7 2023
5.0
Version: 7.0.1
v7.0.2 is out. Works great. Release Notes: "• removal for browsers with Cookie extension installed are now quicker when Browser is not running. • fixed a potential crash with chrome based browsers • fixed an issue with installing the helper script"
dondonhada
dondonhada
Aug 29 2023
6.9.4
0.0
Aug 29 2023
0.0
Version: 6.9.4
Thank you & none of the above
artie505
artie505
Apr 23 2023
6.9.1
1.0
Apr 23 2023
1.0
Version: 6.9.1
I'm having a problem at some websites with the cookies that remember my login credentials repeatedly disappearing at random times before their scheduled expiration dates, forcing me to authenticate repeatedly. This happens ONLY when I'm running Cookie, and when I turn it off, the cookies persist for their intended lives. I've emailed Russell, Cookie's dev, 3 times, but he hasn't responded. Anybody else running into the same problem?
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 5 2022
6.8.1
5.0
Oct 5 2022
5.0
Version: 6.8.1
v6.8.2 is out. "• improved database processing • fixed a potential issue with database removal • fixed an issue with restoring window size - thanks Joshua"
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 9 2022
6.7.1
5.0
May 9 2022
5.0
Version: 6.7.1
v6.7.12 is out, repairing a signing error in v6.7.1 that prevented installation.
Lounge-Deluxe
Lounge-Deluxe
Apr 30 2022
6.6.8
0.0
Apr 30 2022
0.0
Version: 6.6.8
I'd really appreciate Cookie supporting MS Edge Dev version.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jan 9 2022
6.6.3.2
5.0
Jan 9 2022
5.0
Version: 6.6.3.2
v6.6.4 is out. "• Safari cache removal improvements • updated copyright • removed legacy Sparkle • small UI fixes"
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jul 8 2021
6.5.4
5.0
Jul 8 2021
5.0
Version: 6.5.4
Cookie v.6.5.5 is out! "• fixed naming of Safari Technology Preview Web Extensions, • code cleanup". A Mac Must Have.
Designg
Designg
Dec 17 2020
6.3.1
1.0
Dec 17 2020
1.0
Version: 6.3.1
Purchased Cookie and Privatus when on sale a few weeks ago for around AU$20 which I thought was a good deal. I wanted to be able to keep my 'favorite' cookies and have all the non-favourites regularly deleted so that I am not being constantly tracked by unwanted spies. Seems you can only remove all of the cookies ... with no option of keeping the ones you want to keep. After playing around for almost a week, I gave up on Cookie and Privatus on Safari ... and downloaded the Firefox Browser on my iMAC so that I could use 'Ghostery' that I previously liked on old model iMAC, as well as adding 'Privacy Badger' that someone recommended. I am now able to keep my favorite cookies plus identify the dodgy ones which are automatically blocked as they appear. Combined with Firefox's own Privacy features and Little Snitch ... I am now happy. :D ps. I'm being generous with the 1 star ... I'll end up deleting these duds.
johric1
johric1
Oct 31 2020
6.1.6
5.0
Oct 31 2020
5.0
Version: 6.1.6
Great programme that lets you prevent the proliferation of cookies without trashing the ones you need e.g. online banking. You can set up various levels of privacy or see a list of cookies and manually check them to allow them to remain. It's quite sobering to see the huge amount that appear after each internet session and quite satisfying to know that they will disappear when you close your browser or at whichever point you set Cookie to delete. The only question is why isn't this facility already in Safari? (P.S. if you're in the UK it's cheaper to buy direct from the website than through App Store).
artie505
artie505
Oct 30 2020
6.1.6
1.0
Oct 30 2020
1.0
Version: 6.1.6
There seems to be a 5 comment limit, hence this new post. This is getting wearying, Russell. It's NOT about whether HSTS should or shouldn't be disabled, or why. It's about Apple saw fit to include it in Safari by default, and with no option to disable it, and while some users may not value it, it's just plain NOT YOUR PREROGATIVE to disable it or, for that matter, any security feature unilaterally with neither an upfront warning nor an included means for those who do value it to re-enable it. Bottom line! You can rationalize it, but you can't justify it.
artie505
artie505
Oct 23 2020
6.1.6
1.0
Oct 23 2020
1.0
Version: 6.1.6
Safari 14 blocks trackers from phoning home with no help from Cookie necessary. And if you've ever looked at your Safari > Prefs > Privacy > Manage... pane you've seen how many non-favorite cookies Cookie is unable to block. Much as I"ve loved and supported Cookie for years, I've got to concede that the bad guys have gotten ahead of its ability to block them, and at this point I value it most for its ability to save my favorite cookies when I quit Safari. Yeah, it does block some non-favorites, but it's not the same highly functional app it used to be.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 19 2020
6.1.6
5.0
Oct 19 2020
5.0
Version: 6.1.6
Cookie only gets better as the developer works to keep ahead of the increasing and various ways users can be identified via cookies and other potentially intrusive data collected by websites and browsers. I consider it a Must Have utility for keeping my Internet travels private, out of the hands for potentially unscrupulous marketing, black hat and government intrusion nutters. There is nothing like it and I highly recommend supporting it.
artie505
artie505
Sep 23 2020
6.1.5
1.0
Sep 23 2020
1.0
Version: 6.1.5
Cookie has two faults that seriously detract from its credibility (and I apologize to all for not having exposed them long ago): 1. COOKIE DISABLES HSTS (AN INTERNET SECURITY FEATURE) BY DEFAULT any time it clears cache, it doesn't advise you that a security feature has been disabled, and it doesn't give you an option to change the default behavior. (Cookie's developer) Russell's response to my objections to his having unilaterally and with finality disabled a security feature was "if no one [other than you] wants this option, it’s not worth my effort." And THAT is as stupidly dangerous and bizarrely arrogant an approach to security as I can imagine. Security is NOT a toy for developers to play with, and no RESPECTABLE developer would disable a security feature with neither an up-front warning nor a means to re-enable it! 2. Cookie offers timer options to clear Safari's cache and history while it's running despite the fact that Russell has known for years that it is/was (see next paragraph) impossible to do so other than from within Safari. Actually, it has recently become possible for Cookie to clear Safari's cache while it's running, but it remains impossible for it to clear its history, and despite that, the option, which is a flat out lie, remains. And Russell's response to my requests that he remove the options/option was the same, "if no one wants this option [other than you], it’s not worth my effort." Sorry, Russell, but HONESTY SHOULD BE INHERENT IN AN APP, NOT a feature that needs to be requested! Other than that... GREAT APP!
forouhcr
forouhcr
Sep 7 2020
6.1.5
1.0
Sep 7 2020
1.0
Version: 6.1.5
Cookie 6 developer (SweetP Productions) is an unethical company. There is no upgrade path from Cookie 5 to 6 without paying the full price again. Cookie 5 disappeared a few short months after I bought it from Apple's App Store so you can't download it again. Despicable behaviour. I've filed a complaint to Apple.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Aug 26 2021
6.5.7
5.0
Aug 26 2021
5.0
Version: 6.5.7
pfuzerharry
pfuzerharry
May 17 2021
6.4.1
4.0
May 17 2021
4.0
Version: 6.4.1
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Jan 13 2021
5.0
Jan 13 2021
5.0
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Designg
Designg
Dec 17 2020
1.0
Dec 17 2020
1.0
Version: null
johric1
johric1
Oct 31 2020
5.0
Oct 31 2020
5.0
Version: null
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 19 2020
5.0
Oct 19 2020
5.0
Version: null
artie505
artie505
Sep 23 2020
1.0
Sep 23 2020
1.0
Version: null
forouhcr
forouhcr
Sep 7 2020
1.0
Sep 7 2020
1.0
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saturnpluto0
saturnpluto0
Dec 20 2019
1.0
Dec 20 2019
1.0
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DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Nov 9 2019
5.0
Nov 9 2019
5.0
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TeRRyZx
Sep 27 2019
2.0
Sep 27 2019
2.0
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Aeschylus
Aug 20 2019
5.0
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5.0
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Kenm22
Jul 14 2019
5.0
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5.0
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May 25 2019
5.0
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5.0
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Mar 21 2019
5.0
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5.0
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Hal-Itosis
Dec 23 2018
3.0
Dec 23 2018
3.0
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mjwoolf
Dec 12 2018
1.0
Dec 12 2018
1.0
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Nov 7 2018
5.0
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5.0
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John-Hook
Oct 18 2018
0.5
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0.5
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june8
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5.0
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5.0
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2.5
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2.5
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5.0
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5.0
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anonymous-gerbil-5319
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3.5
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3.5
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guyt
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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J-DD
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2.0
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2.0
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2.0
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2.0
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Hanstyo
Jul 24 2017
1.0
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1.0
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2.5
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2.5
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5.0
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5.0
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1.0
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1.0
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3.0
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3.0
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5.0
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2.5
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2.5
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4.5
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1.5
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1.5
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