Rated 4 out of 5 stars

My previous post was about some automatic cookie deletion functionality. I would like to have my cookies deleted automatically after a certain time. So after lets say 30 minutes all cookies which are older than 30 minutes get deleted. Is it possible to do this?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.1-signed). 

Unless you edit all the cookies that you want to delete after 30 mins and set their expiry time accordingly, I don't think it is possible.

As far as I know, browser doesn't store the cookie creation time, so it is not possible to find when the cookie is created. We can only know whether the cookie is expired or not.

Not sure what is your purpose in deleting cookies every 30mins, but you can delete all cookies at once using this tool. Else, you can try using "Private Browsing" and start a new session after every 30 mins.

I am not aware of any such addon that is suitable for this requirement. In case you are interested in developing one for your self, you can monitor cookies (when they are created) and store the creation time and run though the list every 30 mins to delete old ones.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice addon, however I miss a feature. Is it possible to set a time interval to remove cookies? With some sites I have to enable cookies, but I do not want the cookies to remain too long. I would like them to be deleted in e.g. 30 minutes. Is it possible to do that?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.1-signed). 


Yes, you can set the "Expires On" field to get it expired after some time. (Ex: If the current time is 27-07-2011 10:00:00, please give the expiry as 27-07-2011 10:30:00. )

As browser has its own logic to delete it's cookies, cookie might be showed in the cookie manager (in RED color) even after the expiry time. But it is guaranteed that browser won't send back this cookie, once it is EXPIRED.