Ssweet! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is freaking awesome! I installed it 2 weeks ago and love it!

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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant --- I didn't even realize this was an issue until I saw the article in NY Times recently.

This plugin is now installed on all machines I administer.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great tool. Solves a privacy flaw, which should be done by flash itself! Small problem, "Better Privacy Prferences" - Window is 748x630 in size, this is too high for a netbook, should be maximum of 600 minus taskbar height, Thanks!

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thank you for will being to use significant Add-on.
However, it is Version 1.44 and there is a problem.
I am using Namoroka/3.6a2pre. The layout of an optional screen collapses in Version 1.44. There is no problem in Version 1.43. Moreover, the problem is not in Shiretoko3.54pre as for Version 1.44 either. When it is Namoroka/3.6a2pre, it becomes a layout that an optional screen falls into disorder.

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

Just once resizize the window to fit it's content

The next time BetterPrivacy should open the window with the correct size. Otherwise please visit my homepage to file a bugreport there. It would be a good idea to upload a screen-shot to some free image host so that I can see the layout.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

1984 - should be expanded to kill all web trackers besides cookies when you leave a site! Problem, though what could be more American than cherry pie? Most of us select these with much fear. We need an outside (of the industry) group of coders to vet the sourcecode. It's in my kit, but I'm still afraid which side anybody is on these days.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.43). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

1984 - Should have an option to KILL when Leaving Site and be extended to go beyond cookies. Also:Most of us select these with much fear. We need an outside (of the industry) group of coders to vet the sourcecode. It's in my kit, but I'm still afraid which side anybody is on these days.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.43). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Indispensable. I wish the AMO editors could keep up, it took me a while to discover there were later versions!

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Don't get me wrong - I am very glad this exists. But I want the two extraneous clicks after I click the toolbar button (yes, there is one!) to be gone. I mean I want this option: the gadget retains my choices and thereafter will JUST DO ITS DEED with one click... no nagging dialog window.

Others who have some need to vary their options with each use can continue to do so by un-choosing in some deeper dialog box (perhaps a right-click n some icon?) what I'm proposing, allowing a dialog window to pop up each time just as it does now, annoyingly.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.43). 

I'm not sure what this is about.

If you want to make a suggestion please visit my website (support) and add the following information:
1. What did you intend to do do?
2. What steps did you actually do to get it done?
3. How could this be done in a better way?
Try to describe each step in a detailed way so that I am able to reproduce it.
Thanks for your suggestions.

TV Guide problem Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for this extension which takes care of a major privacy hole in firefox. I used to just manually delete the horde of files in the flash directory every once in a while.

A couple of notes:
1. If you enable the 'Disable DOMStorage' feature, it will break the listings grid at the TV Guide site (www.tvguide.com) so that you cannot change the date or time of the listings. I imagine it might break some other sites as well, so try disabling it if you have a weird problem. Took me a while to figure this one out.
2. If you enable the feature to delete the default flash cookie, you will also lose the flash global settings stored there (camera, microphone, storage). It would be nice if BP could modify the file instead of deleting it to remove just the site-specific stuff while preserving the global settings, though I'm not sure if that's possible.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.41). 

Please install the latest version (1.41) from my homepage.

See FAQ, first answer, on update problem details!
Newer BetterPrivacy versions use another method to get rid of DOM storage data, thus there is no conflict with web-pages anymore. The latest development version even removed the "Disable DOM storage" setting completely.

Major BetterPrivacy enhancements would be needed to make Flash cookie modifications possible. This would also mean that BetterPrivacy would grow to approximately the double of the current size. In my opinion this is not appropriate for an addon whose business is just cookie deletion. I understand that some users are wondering that BetterPrivacy has a size of 24 KiloByte while it is possible to allow session-LSO deletion by using a batch script of less than 50 Bytes.

Good but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

...in the first run spawns a bash process witch gets caught in a symlink loop. In Kubuntus' ~/.wine to be exact. There are symlinks witch point to My (Pictures|Documents|Videos|.*). Moving the .wine directory makes Fx startup instantly.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.41). 

Please update to the latest version which is NOT 1.29

For details see FAQ on the main site. That issue is fixed in newer versions.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Does a great job.

But, need an icon to add to the toolbar or sidebar. So, will have easy access.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.41). 

It has a toolbar icon!

Why don't you use the latest version (1.41) ???
Goto page https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6623,
scroll to bottom, click 'View all versions', install latest version.

In my "must have" toolkit Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As more folks have begun to realize that poorly managed cookies are a security threat as well as a privacy threat, and have taken steps to guard against them, many companies who have no respect for our wishes have gone to LSOs. I have observed a sharp uptick in their number recently. And you should know that Adobe has no interest in allowing you to guard against them. Even if you go to Adobe's "secret control panel" and disable them, sites can still store them. It seems that after you deny the LSO three times, it is then stored in spite of your selecting deny !!! Privacy aside, if you don't want to discover that someone hijacked your online banking session, install this add on. It is ONE of the steps you must take to have reasonable browser security.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.41). 

In my "must have" toolkit Rated 5 out of 5 stars



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Rated 5 out of 5 stars by rwizard on August 13, 2009
As folks have begun to realize that poorly managed cookies are a security threat as well as a privacy threat, and have taken steps to guard against them, many companies who have no respect for our wishes have gone to LSOs. I have observed a sharp uptick in their number recently. And you should know that Adobe has no interest in allowing you to guard against them. Even if you go to Adobe's "secret control panel" and disable them, sites can still store them. It seems that after you deny the LSO three times, it is then stored in spite of your selecting deny !!! Privacy aside, if you don't want to discover that someone hijacked your online banking session, install this add on. It is ONE of the steps you must take to have reasonable browser security. .

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars by rwizard on August 13, 2009
As folks have begun to realize that poorly managed cookies are a security threat as well as a privacy threat, and have taken steps to guard against them, many companies who have no respect for our wishes have gone to LSOs. I have observed a sharp uptick in their number recently. And you should know that Adobe has no interest in allowing you to guard against them. Even if you go to Adobe's "secret control panel" and disable them, sites can still store them. It seems that after you deny the LSO three times, it is then stored in spite of your selecting deny !!! Privacy aside, if you don't want to discover that someone hijacked your online banking session, install this add on. It is ONE of the steps you must take to have reasonable browser security.

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In my "must have" toolkit Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As folks have begun to realize that poorly managed cookies are a security threat as well as a privacy threat, and have taken steps to guard against them, many companies who have no respect for our wishes have gone to LSOs. I have observed a sharp uptick in their number recently. And you should know that Adobe has no interest in allowing you to guard against them. Even if you go to Adobe's "secret control panel" and disable them, sites can still store them. It seems that after you deny the LSO three times, it is then stored in spite of your selecting deny !!! Privacy aside, if you don't want to discover that someone hijacked your online backing session, install this add on. It is ONE of the steps you must take to have reasonable browser security.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.41). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Hmm, it works, but difficult to use. Interferes with Skype, Pandora & Gmail, although tweaks can fix that. The entry in the tools menu is below "options" which IMO should be the last item in that menu.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.41). 

BetterPrivacy does NOT interfere

with any of the mentioned websites or software as long as you do not delete flash cookies (if there exist any for those sites). Deletetion of LSO's was the reason why you installed this addon, or not? In any case you are asked for deletion, meaning that you need to confirm it.

However, BetterPrivacy cannot interfere with other websites as it does not touch the contents! As a pure Javascript application it cannot interfere with other software that is installed outside of the Firefox environment.
Concerning GMail I can confirm -due to my tests- that BetterPrivacy does not interfere at all. So no tweaks are needed.

I suggest to update to version 1.41 if you consider the GUI as too complicated. Also the BP menu item is positioned below the other privacy items. Version 1.41 is available here, see other versions (wrongly declared as older versions by the AMO site here).

Wonderful! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

i cry tears of joy over this extension, it has freed me from the manual drudgery of cleaning out flash cookies. works as advertised, thanks for this netticat.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Installed this addon and it works great. I installed version 1.4.1 from the homepage that is listed on the BetterPrivacy main page. (I'm using Firefox 3.5.2.)

So far, I used the product defaults (as the readme file says...) and it deleted 140 Super Cookies (LSOs) and I've had no problems accessing all the sites that I normally use.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.41). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

An add-on that does a great job and transparently for the user! Just perfect.

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Great, could be better. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice add on. Time to educate users about the evils of flash cookies.

But this add on would be better if it gave the type of control that the Objection add on had. I would like to remove each Flash Cookie without having removing the SYS.SOL file that has my settings.

Thanks for the add on.

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I think it is better...

First please update to the latest version which currently is 1.41 and available on my homepage. In BP 1.41 select your sys.sol file and press 'Prevent automatic LSO deletion'. So this LSO will be protected and not deleted. Note that any LSO's in subfolders of a protected folder are protected too. Thus you do not need to exclude every single LSO. There also is an option to edit the paths of protected folders.