Cookiebro is a functional cookie manager but UI needs some work and UX improvements. For example: Current search implementation in cookies editor is of little use when there are more than a few dozen sites with cookies and I have 477 sites. Filtering and displaying only matching entries would be a much better approach. Just like the old Firefox cookies manager or about:config page. I'd like to also suggest merging all different add-on pages in a single page with tabbed UI.
In the "pre webextension" era i used Cookiemonster, block all Cookies @default and whitelisting the cookies i wanted with the addon in the firefox intern Cookielist.
Is this with Cookiebro not possible?
EDIT: Delete ALL Cookies if you click "clear unwanted cookies". Cookiebro completely ignore all Firefox Settings. Not nice ... :-/
Why you dont use the firefox intern cookie lists to manage the block/whitelist?
Thank you for your answer. I change the rating. If webextensions cannot access the firefox list, of cource you can't change this. One last question: Your addon can delete "pluginData" at startup. Where is this storage place?
This is exactly what ive wanted! Before i was running firefox with no cookies allowed and had to add domains manually to firefox exceptions list, and without wildcard support, it become a bit of a mess for sites with many subdomains. This plugin blacklists every site by default and allows export of cookie permissions, which is super awesome! Really love this plugin so far. :)
Feature request: Allow syncing of cookie permissions somehow so it works across all computers for the same account.
Thanks for a nice extension. Is there any way to hook into History - Clear Recent History, so if you delete your complete history including cookies through Firefox itself, you can still preserve the whitelisted domains? Prior to Firefox 57, I used an extension called biscuit that supported preserving certain cookies, so when you cleared your browser history, you could delete all your cookies except certain cookies that you flagged - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/biscuit-220876.
Alternatively, could a menu option be added that clears your complete history for everything but cookies, and then does the cookie delete through Cookiebro, not removing the whitelisted cookies?
I had used the title addon for years. Since installing esr60 and using Firefox's cookie no-management all manner of unpleasant things were happening.
Using this and the developer's suggestion in reply to an earlier review: i.e.: set up a blacklist with one entry: *.* to block all cookies and then whitelist everything from existing cookies needed/wanted gives exactly what I've been using for lo these many years.
One (quite serious) quirk though, for example on this very same page here, when clicking the addon icon, I get the option to either whitelist ' addons.mozilla.org ' or ' *.addons.mozilla.org ' ... Shouldn't the last one read ' *.mozilla.org ' ???
EDIT: I had some time to troubleshoot some things more, and it must have been some glitch maybe: I just disabled all of my extensions, restarted firefox, and then re-enabled cookiebro and it worked by itself. So I re-enabled the same extensions that I had enabled previously, and its still working (apparently). IDK LOL. I remembered that something similar happened with a previous extension some months ago after an update to firefox, and this procedure to troubleshoot it worked (It had slipped my mind at the time of the original review, which of course is not meant to be a bad review or anything).
//////////////// disregard below:
Nice extension (I use it on chromium builds too!), it was actually deleting my cookies in FireFox where many of the other extensions were failing. I was so sad to see it break with v59.x. The issue: When clicking the icon on the toolbar the menu no longer appears, its blank and not the correct size. The options for the extension seem to load in the addon manager, however, I do not see cookies being removed.
I am presuming it might be related to some coming changes in how cookies are being managed?, one of the developers posted about it on reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/80bhv7/new_cookie_management_or_lack_of_in_nightly/duumo43/
Also for reference: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1432743
I look forward to seeing this extension functional again FirstPartyIsolation + Containers management is important.
Beyond the fact that it does what one of my favorite all time addons, Cookie Monster, used to do, it seems to have fixed the issues I have been having with Facebook ever since Firefox Quantum was released. So I'm guessing it was a cookie issue...
I was hoping this would automatically work with the whitelist I set up in Firefox Options before my prior cookie button fell victim to Quantum, rather than having to rebuild a new whitelist. I would like to use Firefox Options to block all cookies, then use a simple add-on button to whitelist particular sites. (Going Firefox Options to add exception is a big huge pain when you are in the middle of something.)
There's no WebExtension API for accessing or managing the Firefox internal whitelist so what you are asking is impossible (at least at the moment).
However, I recommend you to use just Cookiebro. First allow all cookies in Firefox settings. Then in Cookiebro "Enable blacklist filtering" in Options, enter one line to blacklist: *.* and then whitelist the sites you want either by using the Cookiebro whitelist or when needed using the Cookiebro extension icon action. That will then completely block all cookies except the ones you whitelist.
You don't need the Firefox internal whitelist system at all and as you said, it's very cumbersome to use.
Finally a replacement for a very old extension selectivecookiedelete that fits my needs: periodic manual cleaning of cookies with the ability to review cookies that have been saved in the browser since the last clean-up (so that I can see what should be whitelisted). I have tried Cookie AutoDelete, but it doesn't support this workflow (see issue #225 on their repo). Cookiebro solves this issue for me.
One feature that I'd like to see is a way to clear only non-whitelisted session cookies. It's a bit inconvenient that the trashbin button in the options deletes all of them, including session cookies from wl'ed domains; it goes against the idea of having a whitelist. - Disregard that, 1.1.0 is now perfect for this!
With a better title ("*bro" can put off some part of the audience) and a GitHub repo I can see this add-on going places. Thanks!
Works well and author responded quickly to a bug fix. I prefer this to the other cookie addon which would only delete when you closed a tab. This one works by deleting cookies within specified times and adds a few other privacy features.