Developer: SweetP Productions, Inc.
Current Version: 4.6
Last Updated: 6 months ago
Download Size: 7.5 MB - Download
Cookie is the ONLY cookie manager which gives you COMPLETE control over YOUR privacy.
*For OS X 10.11+ please search the Mac App Store for "Cookie 5".
The sites you visit store "cookies" in your browser without your knowledge or consent. Some are helpful, but others are frustrating and invasive. Cookie is here to help. Cookie can prevent third parties from hijacking your browsing experience, with minimal work.
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.
**EverCookie, SuperCookies and HSTS super cookie removal (when remove cache is enabled)
Clearing browser data has the added side-effect of speeding up your browser, and freeing up valuable disk space - giving you a lean and mean productivity machine!
fixed an issue with the window menu
fixed a potential issue with menu availability
Most Helpful Reviews
Great Utility! - This is a great tool for automatically cleaning cookies and trackers. Totally configurable/customized to keep only what you want and chuck the rest quickly so that unwanted data isn't hanging around…...truly does what it claims. I leave it in my menu bar so that in an instant I can use it to adjust as I want, say for instance to keep cookies from new sites only while I need them for the sake of convenience (like contents of a shopping cart for example). Another great feature is the ability to whitelist only secure cookies and delete the rest. You will need to experiment and dig a little deeper into the settings to get the results you want. Highly recommended.
Non-functional with OS X 10.11 El Capitan - When Safari is running it says it cannot delete cookies while Safari is running. Quit Safari and it still does nothing. This was a great app, but after upgrading to El Capitan it is of no value. Hopefully there will be an update soon, or maybe there are too many walls now for it to work (which may not be a bad thing). Or . . . maybe it was the upgrade to Cookie 4.4.1? I did both upgrades about the same time. Either way, it does not work for me now.
More Reviews for Current Version
Used to be useful Cookie Monster - Update: stopped working. Only recognizes a 3 out of 100 cookies. Seems to work very well for wiping out annoying cookies. I especially love the "clean every 10 minutes" option. However, it's a bit painful to manage favorite cookies. For example, you'd love to have a single click to include all "no-tracking please" cookies as favorites. No you have to go through manually every time. Also you'd love to have a way of selecting single cookies as favorites to keep. No you have to select the whole domain of cookies. So there's no way to say "keep this single cookie and discard all others". So you'll have to trust all of google analytic cookies just because you want to keep the login cookie around. Biggest downside is that it's rather inflexible with managing which cookies to keep. But if all you want to do is clean cookies every 10 minutes, this is it.
Good, but annoying spinner every 3 seconds - This works well, and in general is a good program. However, apparently in the latest release, a very annoying change was made. Every few seconds, an attention-grabbing spinning progress indicator appears over the main window for no reason that’s useful to the user. All it does is grab your attention. It’s like a light that’s always blinking. I assume it’s a bug as I can’t imagine any developer doing this intentionally. I hope they fix this soon, as it’s a complete show stopper.
Good, but annoying spinner every 3 seconds - This works well, and in general is a good program. However, apparently in the latest release, a very annoying change was made. Every few seconds, an attention-grabbing spinning progress indicator appears over the main window for no reason that’s useful to the user. All it does is grab your attention. It’s like a light that’s always blinking. I assume it’s a bug as I can’t imagine any developer doing this intentionally. I hope they fix this soon, as it’s a complete show stopper. Responding to the developer. This spinning progress indicator happens every few seconds all day long. It doesn't even seem to need to have a browser window forward. This is just bad interface. If I’m not actively doing something in Cookie, why is it trying to grab my attention at all? We learned years ago to silence blinking cursor insertion points if not the foreground app. This isn’t very different. Just add a test to see if Cookie is the active app, and only show it then.
Excellent Cookie Manager; Best I’ve ever tried !!! - The best I’ve tried so far. Much better than the others. Give you full control over which site can leave cookies on your machine. Very easy to see which sites are tracking your activity and allows you to keep those invasive flash cookies completely of your computers. You can which type cookies are the most odeous and which are actually useful to you and control them completely. Very well done software. A+++++++
Works just fine - It works perfect for me. Wonder what goes wrong with some people that complain here. I have it installed in all my Macs and they all work fine. Maybe unistall and install it again, I don’t know.