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infoinfo reviewed on 18 Sep 2012
I don't know if this belongs under Review, Comment or Troubleshooting:

I'm pretty disgusted with how cookies invade my privacy. I use Safari and I've been playing with Cookie since July. I had hoped that Cookie would keep me safe from unwanted cookies, especially Tracking cookies. I'm not here to through stones, but I honestly don't know if Cookie is working correctly or not.

This is what appears to be happening: I launch Cookie on startup and keep the Cookie window open so I can see what is going on. Preference settings: For Configure: Non-Favorites, Tracking Cookies, Browser Cache are checked; For Remove: On quite, On browser quite are checked and Every 1 minute checked.

After cleaning up a large list of unwanted cookies, the info under Cookies Tab is as follows: 24 Favorite Domains, 198 Cookies (that belong to those Favorite Domains), and 0 Tracking Cookies. After some period of surfing the web and visiting quite a few websites I go to shut down the system. Before shutting down, the info in Cookie Tab looks like it should (only my favorites are there and no tracking cookies). Later, when I restart the system, Cookie starts up and Cookie Tab is indicating the following: 102 total Domains (only 24 are Favorite), 507 total cookies (only 198 are Favorite) and, most troubling, 89 Tracking cookies. I haven't even started Safari. If Cookie did delete all non-favorite domains, and deleted all non-favorite cookies, and most importantly, deleted all tracking cookies, the question is: where the heck did all these 507 cookies come from?? How can all this stuff magically reappear if in fact they where properly deleted?

Deleted domains, deleted cookie, and deleted tracking cookies have also magically reappeared under the following: while I'm surfing the internet, looking at what Cookie Tab is displaying, I see domains/cookies/tracking cookies come in and get deleted (as they should be since I have deleted every 1 minute set); so the the Cookie Tab indicates "all is good" (only my favorites), I then click the Preferences Tab (looks like I expect it to look) and I click back to the Cookie Tab and I'm troubled to find that 90+ tracking cookies have re-appeared along with some 300+ non-favorite cookies. And, once again I ponder: how can all this stuff magically reappear if in fact they where properly deleted? All I did was go from the Cookie Tab to the Preferences Tab and back to the Cookie Tab.

How can I be assured that Tracking cookies are not tracking me if they can re-appear after getting deleted? How can I assured that Cookie is working correctly if I power off, turn back on, and find previously deleted Tracking cookies re-appear when I haven't even launched Safari? This shouldn't be a gray area. If something is deleted, it can't magically re-appear unless Apple/Safari is doing something the developers don't know about, or don't know how to resolve. Is Apple/Safari being "evil" by keeping some secrecy place for cookies that can't be gotten to or deleted?
[Version 3.0.5]

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infoinfo replied on 19 Sep 2012
Thank you for your prompt reply. This discussion dates back 3 years with no apparent resolution. Do you know if this bug is still in existence today? I'm really not clear on what this Apple "bug" actually is. Can you please elaborate or clarify what the bug is and how it affects Cookie functionality?
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