1) Yes, it deletes everything. Wanted behaviour. You are free to supply a patch for configurable cookie deletion. 2) Per default-preferences it deletes cookies, indexedDB and localStorage. In add-on preferences you can add "Cache" to wipe cached web content as well - if that's what you mean by "local storage files".
Two requests: could you consider changing the color of the icon (maybe orange so it’s not hard on the eyes) when there are stored cookies and back to green when deleted? Also, give the option to disable notification? It wouldn’t be needed anyway if the icon changed colors.
Wish this worked as advertised but it doesn't. After clicking on the icon, I have to go back into Privacy & Security > Manage Data and delete cookies manually. I see the developer's response to some similar concerns that s/he can't reproduce the failure but it seems to be reproducible for a lot of us.
Sorry to hear that your experience is negative. Please help to track this down: Make sure that Firefox is not tricking you here. Having a tab with about:preferences#privacy open while clicking the "clear" button caches the displayed cookies in some way. Opening the 'remove cookies' dialog on this page (about:preferences#privacy) will show cookies - although they're already gone.
Please try this: - make sure about:preferences#privacy is not open - open a fresh tab, go to some website and log in, - browse around to confirm you are logged in, - open about:preferences#privacy and confirm a cookie from that site has been set. - close about:preferences#privacy - then click the "clear"button and browse on that site more - you should be logged out again. - open about:preferences#privacy and confirm cookies are empty
** Update (5 months later): I came across a fix to delete the remaining Storage data. In about:config search for...
dom.serviceWorkers.enabled Then change the value from True to False.
Not sure if it's necessary but the Service workers box in Preferences might need to be checked. After doing this all data corresponding to your checked Preference boxes should be deleted. ~~~~~~~~~~~~
I like this addon but recently it hasn't been deleting all the data even though I have all boxes except History checked in 'Type of data to forget'. The time range is 'Forever'.
I tend to clear cookies a few times a day but the data that persists is listed under Storage (ie: youtube.com) and I have to manually delete it from the Manage Cookies and Site Data window. I don't remember installing any other new addons which may have interfered with this one. Anyway, thanks to the dev for an otherwise useful addon and hopefully it'll be fixed soon.
Sometimes deletes sessions. I restart the browser and am left with no tabs from last time. I guess it's a glitch because it doesn't do it all the time. I've lost some important work and am desperately trying to retrace my steps, but it's not looking good.
VERY useful. Would be 5 stars if it offered a choice of current container or global.
Would be 100 stars if it could explain what each cookie did! (I sometimes don't want to log out, but need to clear whatever is causing outdated or slanted info on a page- which hasnt been fixed by deleting cache.)
Very, very, very nice add-on! Thank you! Also, I believe it is the tiniest/lightweight add-on in its category. Congratulations!
Please, I have 1 simple question and 1 simple request:
1) Simple question: I have an add-on for RSS feeds (FEEDBRO), generating tons of cookies and webgarbage. Is ClearCookiesAndStorageButton deleting 100% of everything in the browser?
2) Simple request: Please, add an option to clean automatically every "x" minutes.
Thank you any way!
ANSWERING THE DEV: Thank you for your prompt replay. Please, allow me few comments.
1) In Extensions => Add-on => Option, even if I select everything to be wiped, cookies and webgarbage from other add-ons (FEEDBRO) are not deleted.
2) An option to clean automatically every "x" minutes, not necessary will be against "the user knows best when". For example, if "X" by default is "0", the user always will keep control. So, I hope you will reconsider the possibility to add this option. Thank you!
3) Does your add-on work with First Party Isolation and Containers?
1) The Add-On wipes every cookie (without any filtering), and every other of the browser's storage backends you select in the Add-On's configuration (Extras > Add-Ons).
2) The philosophy is "the user knows best when...", thus the button. Doing it every x minutes could end a login session you are currently using, etc. But the feature may make sense for some usage scenarios, so thank you.
3) No, it doesn't. FF's cookies semantics remain the same. The button is only a shorthand for going into about:preferences#privacy - with a few helpers for other FF data stores. That also answers your second 1): Try a login on some page, click the button and you're logged out - as all session data stored in cookies will be gone. As it sounds, your specific Add-On (i) - an Add-On is not a web app/page - seems to store data in it's FF config area (check about:config). This data is not wiped, as it belongs to an Add-On that you installed. The button wipes (normal) web originated data.