Simple enough for even the most technophobic computer users, yet Cookie 5 makes no compromises for power users. After a quick initial setup, Cookie 5 will protect your privacy, keeping you safe from tracking and online profiling just the way you want.
Advanced detection and removal of spying and tracking cookie threats. Select favorite domains for all cookie types to completely customise your browsing experience. Setup automatic removal schedules for even better peace of mind.
Configure Cookie 5 to securely delete data to protect from in-house privacy concerns. Data is destroyed to US Department of Defense DoD 5220.22-M standards, making data recovery impossible.
Total control over all cookie storage: HTTP cookies, Flash cookies, Silverlight, HTML5 databases, localStorage, IndexedDB as well as browser history and caches. Rest assured Cookie 5 has all your private data covered.
A quick tutorial showing how to best manage your favorites when upgrading.
Cookie 5 had so much change its hard to keep track of it all, but here are some of the most noticable changes and improvements. Cookie 5 is now sandboxed, and the interface has been totally re-imagined. All cookie types are now grouped into one window - but don't worry the old Cookie 4 style is still available as an option in Preferences if thats what you prefer. The preferences have been moved out into their own Preferences window and more clearly organised. Each browser now has the possibility of its own custom removal and timer schedules. Cookie 5 now recognises more browsers, and more data types than ever before. And last but not least of all - it is now possible to select individual cookies as favorites by enabling the option in Preferences.
So much changed in Cookie 5 that something had to give... Cookie 5 can import some of your Cookie 4 favorites. But as I mentioned, so much changed that it was just not possible to bring all data accross to Cookie 5. Check out the video above for a better method of retaining your favorites.
The Whitelist has been completely rewritten, and is not compatiable in any way shape or form.... sorry about that... It had to be done. The Blacklist was removed as it just didnt make sense to keep it anymore with the new sub-domain favoriting.
To cut a long story short, it took me close to a year to finish Cookie 5!
A year... thats ridiculous!
I know... but to enable Cookie to stay in the Mac App Store, Cookie 5 needed to be sandboxed - there was no way around it. Apple has been very generous allowing Cookie 4 to stay in the store (as it is un-sandboxed), but to be able to give Cookie 5 the attention it really deserved it needed to be sandboxed as per Apple's guidelines. This was no mean feat, and sandboxing Cookie 5 consumed most of my time. Safari's binaryCookie file for instance needed to be reverse engineered as all official access was removed in El Capitan. This alone took months of work, staring at binary data with only this incomplete guide as reference. And to be honest, I almost gave up...
For anyone who purchased Cookie 4 after Dec 1 2015 the upgrade to Cookie 5 is Free, just contact me for a license or a Mac App Store upgrade code. For everyone else standard pricing applies (feel free to email me for any special pricing). Cookie does go on sale from time to time, and you can follow SweetP Productions on Twitter for notifications.
Cookies are used by websites to store data on your computer, which can be then transmitted back to the server. For example, cookies can store such information as shopping cart contents, login data, search history or browsing history. This data whilst mostly harmless, and even useful - can potentially be shared amongst different websites - effectively tracking exactly where you go, what you search for and creating an online profile of you for targeting marketing.
Because its your data, your privacy! Your browsing habits shouldn't be up for sale to the highest bidder. Company X doesn't need to know you searched for products from company Y three weeks ago. And company Z doesn't need to know you just bought a pair of fluffy pink rabbit slippers from company X. These companies would all argue that it makes YOUR life easier knowing all this information about you. But in reality its just an invasion of your privacy.
Cookies come in a number of different forms: HTTP cookies, Flash cookies, Isolated Storage, Local Storage, Databases, IndexedDB's etc... and Cookie 5 takes away the headache of managing all of these.
Just set it and forget it. After a quick 5min setup, Cookie will automatically remove all your private data to whatever schedule you choose. It couldn't be easier!
I‘ve had this app for a year or so now and the best part is I think the ease-of-use. A lot of non-IT people (very much UNlike myself) who are probably turned off by utility apps like these, because they think that they may not understand and are afraid that they’ll do something wrong to completely freeze up their Macs. Nothing could be further from the truth here. This app has highly advanced features, but using the app is simple and quick. I suggest going with auto-launching Cookie and then using it from the menu bar. Thanks to the developers for this great app. Windows, eat your heart out! :-D
This software is fabulous. It does exactly what it says in a very intuitive way. It is perfectly maintaining my privacy as I see fit in four browsers simultaneously: Safari, Chrome, Opera, and Firefox. Yet, it is also possible to configure browsers individually as well. The software detects which browsers are present and provides an initial configuration wizard that is both intuitive and functional. The post-configuration dialog is also easy and obvious to use. It allows the user to select some cookies to always keep while discarding others as you see fit (such as all others). It has been programmed to remove the cookies using different and configurable methods: at login, on browser close, and per time interval. At this time it also does cache, history, favicons, page previews, downloads, secure deletion, sub-domain favoriting, Flash cookies, databases, and Silverlight. SweetP Productions have balanced function, form, flexibility, and performance in this excellent Web privacy software.
You get what they promise. Total management of cookies. simple to use. When running, it maintains itself and manage cookies without You noticing. Smooth and simple operation.
I love that this app gives me so much control over exactly what companies are trying to sneak into my browser to track me. When visiting a single shopping websites can level 30+ cookies from 10+ companies on your computer (even though you have your browser set to allow cookies from sites you visit) it’s too much. This program makes it easy to delete all of those cookies and cache items without any fuss.