useful and simple Rated 5 out of 5 stars

this is a very simple and useful tool. in conjunction with the maxa lite tool, http://www.maxa-tools.com/cookiedown.php?lang=en I was able to remove all cookies from my browser. according to maxa this missed a few cookies.. who knows? maxa lite though wouldn't delete several cookies--this tool took care of those, so I'm giving this 5 stars.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.24). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a useful tool--although I also recommend max cookie manager. http://www.maxa-tools.com/cookiedown.php?lang=en between this tool plus maxa I was able to delete all cookies (at least maxa made it appear that there were some cookies which this plugin did not get). The maxa lite is free--

Anyway, I'm giving 5 stars, this is a useful tool--kudos for taking notice of super-cookies and flash cookies and helping the public do something about it!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.24). 

Version 1.44 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Version 1.44 is very stable on FF 3.54 & Windows XP SP3.
For the developer : Could you consider to delete also the AssetCache folder in ?
Great addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.44). 

1.23 experimental Rated 2 out of 5 stars

v1.23 immediately deleted many stored objects when installed. I expected it to ask first, and maybe even show them.

Then once auto-delete is disabled, it warns about new objects on every new window and when bp options opened. This happens even when there are no new objects since the last warning. And I couldn't find an option to disable the warnings.

Nice effort, but should be marked "experimental" here until user feedback is inorporated.

v1.24 may be better, but I was put off by the netticat home page's "noscript" comments.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.24). 

You obviously confuse BP with another addon

because BP intentionally is not programmed to warn about every new object. So your review does not match BetterPrivacy. However, you can get the latest version of my addon on my homepage (which asks once to configure deletion). Required are only an up-to-date browser with default settings, of course with the standard javascript supported (e.g. Firefox).

I think I get it Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It took a while to understand exactly what was being deleted by this addon and what privacy issues were being addressed. Then I had an "Oh Yeah!" moment. I, too, delete my Internet Tracks from within the browser and from within products that help me maintain my system; then I go back to the places (the ones I know of anyway) where things are stored and never deleted. (i.e. flash objects, temporary data)

If I am mistaken I believe this module makes it easy to clean up those areas where those flash objects and global settings are stored. And that is a good thing. There are objects from sites we visited and from sites I assume simply collect data.

I can only thank those people who take there time to make a tool that makes a hard job easier... namely preserving what little privacy we have left.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.24). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

With version 1.24 from Netticats homepage the previous lacks of the addon seem to be fixed.
Thanks for the update, please make it available here too.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.24). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Like it :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.24). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have a useful flash cookie needed to store some game information. There does not seem to be a way to keep that cookie always or did I miss something?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.24). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works good for me. I love to view YouTube videos, but I hate to be tracked by this evil sort of cookies. Now YouTube makes even more fun.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.24). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Could you make it behave like a ordinary cookie add-on, like a icon in the statusbar where you can choose per site if you want BetterPrivacy to delete the sites supercookies on start

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.23). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

To the developer:
Of course everyone should read what he installs, but you claim your add-on is targeted at unexperienced users. So you chose extremely lame line of defense against my accusation of preparing add-on that could easily break things for the said unexperienced user. That's one thing. And the second issue is you didn't address my main objection - that LSOs are sometimes useful and should be kept. Not for some delayed period managed globally, but on per-site basis. Your statement about "delayed deletion" feature shows you completely miss the point here and you don't even understand why your plugin is bad. And your "crime" is much bigger, because of your target, because the said unexperienced user is not warned he may lose valuable data by installing your plugin and that he will also lose some funcionalities on flash pages he will visit later on. Experienced user knows what he do and how to deal with such issues, but your "helpful" plugin may terribly mess up things for beginners you claim you care of.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.23). 

Dangerous for unexperienced users Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Very bad plugin. First of all, some flash cookies are good, exactly as regular cookies. E.g. flash games often store settings, saved games and high scores in flash cookies. So using this plugin means you will never again be able to save current game. Threfore, such plugin should include a mechanism to permit cookies by site (just like no-script does, for example).

But what is even worse, this add-on deletes all your flash cookies on first start, without asking! And that is totally wrong. So if you thought you will be able to use reject/permit system you will be double dissapointed, because when you notice you were wrong, you also already lost all your cookies. I would suggest the developer to carefully rethinh his idea.

===EDIT===
To the developer:
Of course everyone should read what he installs, but you claim your add-on is targeted at unexperienced users. So you chose extremely lame line of defense against my accusation of preparing add-on that could easily break things for the said unexperienced user. That's one thing. And the second issue is you didn't address my main objection - that LSOs are sometimes useful and should be kept. Not for some delayed period managed globally, but on per-site basis. Your statement about "delayed deletion" feature shows you completely miss the point here and you don't even understand why your plugin is bad. And your "crime" is much bigger, because of your target, because the said unexperienced user is not warned he may lose valuable data by installing your plugin and that he will also lose some funcionalities on flash pages he will visit later on. Experienced user knows what he do and how to deal with such issues, but your "helpful" plugin may terribly mess up things for beginners you claim you care of.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.23). 

Nonsense,

because if you could read, you would have known how the addon behaves: "...by silently removing those cookies on every browser start".
Also it was clearly said that "Better Privacy serves to protect against undeletable long-term cookies", meaning that it does not allow any storage over longer periods.
However, advanced delayed deletion can be configured as exclusive method.
Installing addons without carefully reading the description can be disappointing in any case.

Prevent autostart Rated 4 out of 5 stars

There is a way to prevent the "delete on first start". It is a crude fix, but it worked for me...
1. Right click the download button
2. Save "betterprivacy-1.23-fx.xpi.
3. Rename the file (change extension) from "xpi" to "rar"
4. extract the file "bpprefs.js" from "defaults\preferences"
5. Replace the "true" with a "false" on line 3 (the "AutoDelLSO" setting)
6. Replace the old file in the rar with the new one.
7. Rename the archive from "rar" to "xpi"
8. Drag and drop the file to the address bar in firefox (where you normally type www.....)
9. press [Enter]
10. Firefox will ask you if you want to install

Would be better if the author correct this and update...
Other than this minor mistake, this add-on is excellent!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.23). 

Default start after install Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Installed and restarted to find it already had deleted 2 items and no description of what exactly was deleted.... this strikes me as non-user friendly. It appears the default settings assume that you want to lose your ability to recover if the default settings find anything.

I would prefer an alternate method that scans, presents items and lets you choose the items to deleted. Frankly there is no possibility to recover unless you have a directory backup. Other than that it seems to address the flashcookie tracking loophole as intended.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.23). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Super Add-on. Klappt wunderbar.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.23). 

Must have! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks to the Author. This is a great Add-On and it is at the time the easiest way to handle Flash-Cookies and the DOM-Storage. Please continue developing - the free world needs tools like this!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.23). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great add-on. I've had no problems with it and it does its job.

Edit; 3/13/09: You added an exceptions. Thank you. Now I can save the flash cookies that I do in fact want (like flash game cookies). That's the only way this add-on ever negatively effected my online experience so now... I believe Better Privacy is perfect.

Yes I know I could have just not enabled auto-delete and manually deleted the cookies I didn't want, leaving the cookies I wanted, but that would have been too much for my laziness to stand.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.24). 

Eats bookmarks. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

If you value your bookmarks, don't let this thing near your computer. It simply gobbles them after a few uses, and like the other reviewer said, you can't delete the empty shells. You have to re install Firefox! It's more cumbersome, but you can find these cookies with the windows search. Just plug in *.sol, then you can delete them yourself. At least you'll keep your bookmarks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.22). 

Once again I rechecked the code but

there is nothing that could cause such a desaster.
This addon does not even touch the bookmark-system. Whatever caused your troubles, you should try to find out - but you'll find also that BetterPrivacy was not involved.

Incompatibility with Dr. Web addon Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Seems to be incompatible with Dr. Web addon on Firefox 3.0.5

(https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/938)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.22). 

Good, but troublesome Rated 3 out of 5 stars

BetterPrivacy found those super cookies OK, but I tried to use it after I had it awhile and it froze my system. I had to shut off the power, and when I restarted FireFox, all my long collected bookmarks were gone, just empty folders which I could not even delete. I had to reinstall FireFox to get rid of them! I'll try this extension again, but if that happens again, I'll be quite unhappy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.22). 

Not caused by this extension!

Please make sure you checked out the real reason for incidents like this.
Writing reviews that are based just on assumptions is a bad thing.