Cookie 5

Developer: SweetP Productions, Inc.

Current Version: 5.5.4

Last Updated: 12 days ago

Download Size: 3.5 MB - Download


Cookie 5 has been re-written from the ground-up to support El Capitan. Cookie 5 has everything you loved about Cookie v4 plus some powerful new features. We've removed all the legacy code, so Cookie 5 now only supports OS X 10.11+. For OS X 10.6 - OS X 10.10 please search the Mac App Store for "Cookie".

New in Cookie 5:
- New alternate Simplified View that takes care of all the technical details for you.
- New Combined cookie view displays all cookie/flash/localStorage/Silverlight data in one tab to manage view.
- Individual Cookie favorites. Cookie management is now configurable for individual cookies.
- Individual Flash favorites. Flash Cookie's can now be favorited individually.
- Individual Browser settings. It is now possible to configure different removal options for each browser.
- Better and more intuitive management of Databases/Flash and Silverlight cookies.
- More specific removal options from the Settings tab and menubar.
- New streamlined User Interface designed for El Capitan.
- Full Screen support.
- Sandboxed for your security.

Changed in Cookie 5
- New Preferences window. We've moved the preferences out of the main interface into their own window (where they should be!)
- New Favorites/Tracking definitions Export format. Cookie 5 now uses a standardised JSON format for export/import of settings.
- Blacklist removal. With the addition of individual cookie favorites the blacklist didn't make sense any more so we got rid of it.

*Visit our Support link to make a request for Cookie 5 in your language.


Cookie is the ONLY cookie manager which gives you COMPLETE control over YOUR privacy.

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.

More privacy, better browsing
*Automated privacy control. Setup a timer, remove when you quit your browser, its entirely up to you when you remove your private browsing data.

*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.


Release Notes:

Version 5.5.4
renamed app bundle Cookie 5
fixed notifications cookie removals count
fixed an issue with the systemstatus menu not displaying correctly with the dark menu bar
fixed some potential crashes

Version 5.5
Simplified cookie management view
Notification Center
global keyboard shortcuts for some key functions
reorganised preferences
cleaned up setup window
browser bookmarks can now be imported as favorites
favorites can now be synchronized with browser bookmarks
global pause/enable button for automatic removals
updated menu icons
disabled menu icons
timer start/stop menu item to File menu
favorites not currently on disk now display a descriptive tooltip

performance improvements
handling of favorites not currently on disk

keyboard shortcuts now correctly focus window
display of clear button in SearchField
timer menu button is now correctly disabled when Browser is disabled
some constraints errors
an issue with repopulating settings for disabled browsers
import of favorites
an issue with display of silverlight cookies
an issue with favorites counts not matching
favorites not currently on disk are now shown on "All" tab
favorites not currently on disk not correctly colored when highlighted
some issues with Silverlight favorites
an issue with incorrectly labeled Firefox Developer Edition databases
status of Remove All Unwanted menu item
outlineview expand/collapse animation


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 5.0
Review by Coolshoes529

Works as advertised with no fuss. - I have been using the previous version for quite some time, and this is a nice update. Just configure what cookies and local sorage items you want to keep and the app automatically removes the rest. I have it set to delete everything not whitelisted when I quit Safari or Chrome. Very responsive developer also. I had an issue issue with the old version when El Capitan first came out, and the devloper responded to my issue within one day and it was on a weekend.

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people
Version 5.0.6
Review by “_M_”

Asks for too broad of access - The latest version 5.0.6 wants access to your entire home folder, which is insane considering all data it needs to control is in few folders. So, I uninstalled the app and will look for one that is less invasive.

Found helpful by 10 out of 13 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 5.5.4
Review by JSLdS

not perfect, but satisfied - I had some permanent cookies that I could not delete. I went into the library and even erased some folders, but the cookies remained. I bought this App and it did not seem to be getting rid of those permanent cookies. Then I visited those websites where I got those indestructible cookies and closed Safari. To my delight the App deleted those permanent cookies. There is one cookie that defies all attempts of deletion, even with Cookie 5. I would advise not to visit unless you want to receive the gift of an undeletable cookie. I am satisfied with this App and find it helpful.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 5.5.4
Review by 8 bit snow

Great Application and Amazing Developer - UPDATE APRIL 2017 This is a fantastic application and developer. I continue to be very happy with this app. I recently had a problem where it stopped working BRIEFLY, but I didn’t have to wait long at all for an update to fix the problem. I’m a software engineer, and I can tell you that software is hard and never 100% perferct. Bugs/mistakes happen. I’ve seen this applicaiton make a few, but they have never failed to impress me with their responsiveness and quick turn around. Highly recommend this app. $15 gets you a solid application, frequent updates, and great support! Keep up the amazing work y’all! *** OLD REVIEW *** I just bought v5 yesterday. So far so good. But I’m going ahead with rating and leaving a review based on my previous experience with v4 (and even back farther than that). I’ve been using Cookie for years now. I love it. The updates are frequent, and this developer seems to be a model developer. I’m happy to see a new version, and I’m happy to throw some more money at it. BECAUSE IT IS GREAT SOFTWARE WITH GREAT SUPPORT. Yes, there were some painful issues for a while with v4, but these were due to DRAMATIC changes to OS X and Safari. Instead of scorn, I think this developer deserves praise for doing a fantastic job with the incredibly difficult mountain Apple dropped on the developer with increased security and sandboxing. I know the average user probably can not understand, but I do (I’m a software engineer), and I say GOOD JOB!! Far too many people think things should be free or freemium, etc… I think most folks don’t understand the amount of work that goes into developing great software, and that is sad. We are missing out on amazing software from very creative and gifted developers because they can not support themselves due to the broken business models that ultimately boil down to uninformed and entitled users who will go blow unGodly amounts of money on früfrü coffee drinks, but scoff at the idea of having to pay for something that takes a lot of time and dedication to build. Developers aren’t ripping people off, but the vast majority of users are ripping developers off. You are not owed software just for having bought a smart phone or computer. In the end, we all lose if this attitude continues. I’m not saying go buy a ton of software, but I am saying be happy with spending money on well written software with excellent support. This application and developer are well worth spending money on. Big thanks for all the updates and great software over the years!!! Hoping to see many more. Cheers!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people