good, but inconvenient/complicated to "unwhitelist" Rated 3 out of 5 stars
The addon works well for what it's designed to do - allow you to temporarily turn cookies on or off globally. The extra option to remove cookies that were collected during the time you had them enabled is a real plus. The ability to quickly "whitelist" a site is also helpful, but it's unfortunate that the addon gives no simple method to "unwhitelist". If you change your mind about a site, you have to open the whitelist to manually search for and remove the site's entry.
It's a bit difficult to understand the developer's reluctance to consider making the whitelist button "on/off", instead of "on / do nothing". I don't see that it would add any complexity to the addon. Even if the need to unwhitelist a site is rare - in the way he uses it - it still happens. It seems to me such a change would add to the "convenience/simplicity" of the addon, rather than take away from it. An option to remove a site's cookies when you unwhitelist it would be even more convenient...
For people like me who prefer to temporarily whitelist a site that I may be only using for a day or two, rather than enable cookies globally, there are other options such as Cookie Monster, CS Lite, etc. - unfortunately they have their own problems (overly complex, ugly)... but at least this addon gives you the option to hide the whitelist button, in case you want to use an alternative method.
needs to be easier to "unwhitelist" a site Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I've been using this for a while, and it's great in many ways, reasonably simple, good-looking icons, and the ability to remove cookies that were added is handy.
However, I find myself often wanting to whitelist a site temporarily (eg. Facebook) without turning on all cookies globally, especially now with the new "private windows" in Firefox 20. So unfortunately, I have to look for a different addon, or hope this one can be improved.
The problem is that once you click the Whitelist button, it's not simple to revert. It turns grey and becomes inactive. If you click it again, nothing happens. If you want to "unwhitelist" a site, you have to open the whitelist window and remove the exception by hand.
It would be so much nicer and simpler if the button would just toggle, and immediately unwhitelist the site!
I don't think it should just turn blue though. It might be better if it would indicate the status of whether a site is whitelisted or not, like the Cookies button lights up when cookies are accepted, and goes dim when not. So then the "+" sign would probably not be the right symbol to use.
Being able to unwhitelist by simply clicking again on the button would earn an extra star on this review, and an additional option to delete the site's cookies when you unwhitelist it would get five stars, and my thanks!
For temporarily accepting cookies, the Cookie button is definitely the right choice. I usually do what I wanted to do on the website and then turn the Cookie button off again. Of course I forget to do this occasionally, which I don't see as a problem, since any unwanted cookies that have accumulated are eventually thrown out. For CWWB I usually pick convenience/simplicity over micromanagement.
The Whitelist button is for permanently accepting cookies from a small number of websites. Since that decision is rarely reverted, it does not need a "quick-unlist" operation.