Privatus
Privatus 1.0.4
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Automated privacy protection.   Demo ($7.99)
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Privatus has been designed from the ground up with simplicity in mind. Built for ease of use, there is nothing to configure, no favourites, no whitelists, no blacklists,... no problems!

Privatus just works!

Privatus securely removes all tracking cookies, unnecessary cookies, flash cookies, Silverlight, and databases from your Mac, automatically. You can run it from your system menu bar--you can even run it headless--Privatus will work silently and methodically in the background, clearing all unwanted data when you close your browser session.
    What's New
    Version 1.0.4:
    • removed erroneous console messages
    • code cleanup
    Requirements
    • Intel, 64-bit processor
    • OS X 10.8.5 or later
    • Safari 6.1 or later, WebKit, Chrome 30 or later, Chromium 30 or later, Camino 2.1 or later, Firefox 25 or later, Opera 17 or later



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    RogerKatz commented on 26 Nov 2013
    The reviews here are not encouraging for Privatus - especially when Cookie Stumbler does everything you would need simply and automatically. I love Cookie Stumbler.
    [Version 1.0.2]


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    TeRRyZx reviewed on 21 Nov 2013
    Works as far as removing tracking cookies but it also removes other cookies that I need to keep....such as my banks and also Google as I am constantly being asked to log in and for the banks they have to call me to verify my computer. I have no choice but to unib=nstall this. IT needs the ability to choose to KEEP certain cookies added and then maybe I will try it once again.
    [Version 1.0.2]

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    Derekcurrie replied on 21 Nov 2013
    The 'Cookie' application from the same developer is FAR FAR FAR superior as it give the user total control over everything AND provides complete feedback. With Privatus, you get no control, no feedback data at all.

    Privatus removes the learning curve that is required for Cookie, which most certainly is an issue for any granny attempting to use it. There is zero reason to use both Cookie and Privatus. If you have Cookie, ignore Privatus.

    At the moment I am researching exactly what Privatus does behind the scene and expect to post something here within a week.
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    Derekcurrie replied on 28 Dec 2013
    Over a month later: I found Privatus is very effective at killing off all tracking cookies. I watched what Privatus was doing via watching tracking cookies in the 'Cookie' application, also by SweetP.

    I had one single odd result that I reported to the developer. Then I never saw it again. I personally like the 'granularity' of the Cookie application. But for those who don't want to have to bother watching cookies, Privatus is excellent.

    One thing I like about SweetP's applications is that you pay for them and they just work. There is no requirement for a subscription. I cannot figure out exactly what people are paying for year after year with Cookie Stumbler. Huh? Cookie and Privatus easily ID all tracking cookies and exterminate them.

    Note that there are other factors that can still allow tracking over the Internet. I won't point them out here. But by far, tracking cookies are the worst offenders. Privacy is our right and I enjoy keeping a hold of mine.
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    Fyreflye commented on 19 Nov 2013
    I tried this for a week or so when it was first announced. The version at that time did work in the sense of deleting all cookies when the browser quit. But I also had Cookie, from the same developer, installed; and since there's no way to disable Cookie that I can find I never knew for sure which app was deleting the cookies. Privatus appears to be just a simplified version of Cookie (i.e. no preferences) and if you just want a cookie cleaner that deletes all your cookies on quit this will probably do the job. But if you're satisfied with Cookie I see no reason to switch.
    [Version 1.0.2]

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    Derekcurrie replied on 21 Nov 2013
    Yes, you can stop Cookie from removing cookies. This makes it a useful application for testing Privatus.

    How: Go into the Preferences for Cookie. Go down the page to "Remove:". UN-click all three boxes below it, those being "On Quit', 'On Browser Quit' and 'Every… minutes…'. Cookie is now removing nothing. You can go into the various tabs to watch what Privatus does and does not remove as it works. Cookie is constantly polling the cookies and databases.

    As I pointed out in another post above, there is NO reason to use Cookie and Privatus together, except for testing. If you have Cookie, don't bother with Privatus.
    There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


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    Derekcurrie rated on 28 Dec 2013

    [Version 1.0.2]


    Downloads:533
    Version Downloads:133
    Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
    License:Demo
    Date:20 Jan 2014
    Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
    Price: $7.99
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    Privatus has been designed from the ground up with simplicity in mind. Built for ease of use, there is nothing to configure, no favourites, no whitelists, no blacklists,... no problems!

    Privatus just works!

    Privatus securely removes all tracking cookies, unnecessary cookies, flash cookies, Silverlight, and databases from your Mac, automatically. You can run it from your system menu bar--you can even run it headless--Privatus will work silently and methodically in the background, clearing all unwanted data when you close your browser session.
    • All the major OS X browsers are supported: Safari, WebKit, Firefox, Chrome, Chromium, and even Camino.
    • All the power of our other popular 'Cookie' app, with none of the setup headaches!
    Privatus is cookie management for the rest of us!


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