Review by mik3
- Rated 5 out of 5by Yeko, 7 months agoWorks exceptionally well. If there is a cookie, it will be listed, and it can be allowed.
The only problem I have with it is that it does not have any UI for quickly-redirecting sites. This is happening more and more frequently that an array of sites bounce me in rapid succession from one to another, each requiring cookies, and this tool flashes on them but does not allow to stop and allow cookies. On such sites it has to be disabled completely, which totally defeats the purpose.
I still give it 5 stars because otherwise it does exceptionally well!
- Rated 5 out of 5by Gridlocked, 3 years agoAs far as I know this is the only extension that blocks cookies from the get go and allows control over third party cookies also.
99.99% of the time I have no issue with the extension - it works well.
There are some sites though that this does not work with such as TomTom Routes/MyDrive and just today usps.com. USPS informed delivery worked flawlessly till today.
Edit - I went through the USPS website and looked for pages where there may be a cookie not seen on the informed delivery pages - I found it www.usps.com - did not show on the informed delivery page but was never the less necessary and back to business with that site. Still no luck with TomTom though I know its there somewhere!
Moved the ext to 5 stars.
Would still love to see a general exception on a site by site basis but having USPS back without having to disable the ext is a relief.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Krassi, 3 years agoI've been using this extension since the legacy ones stopped working and I only had one problem today logging into my router. So, that's a few years of perfect performance. I wanted an extension that would let me allow/block cookies on a per-domain basis, including third party cookies and would remember my choices between sessions. I imagine this is what most regular users need, just a simple and effective cookie control. I don't see any other extension out there that does that. If you need developer's tool look elsewhere, and read the description before installing. For users that want to clear the cookies already set, just use the Clear Recent History option. Overall, I am extremely grateful for the effort that Craig Miskell is putting in the development of this extension and I'm going to submit a suggestion for it to become recommended. I hope this draws more people to take a look at it. Thank you, sir.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 12221052, 4 years agoSeit Jahren suche ich einen Ersatz für mein gutes, altes Cookie-Monster. Stunden verbrachte ich damit, ein ähnliches Add-On zu suchen. Endlich! Jemand hat es nachprogrammiert. Ganz lieben Dank Craig!
Craig antwortet sogar auf Anfragen und zu meiner großen Freude ist geplant, eine Backup-Möglichkeit ebenso einzubauen, wie ein Auto-Import der erlaubten Cookies aus FF. Ich freue mich darauf!
translated to English:
Since years I search for an replace for my good old "Cookie-Monster". I spent hours in searching something like it. Finally: Somebody programmed a copy-add-on of its funktions. Many Thankys, Craig! Craig answers even to mails. To my excitement it is planned, to add a backup-solution as well as an auto-import of the cookie settings. I am excited about!
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 12253049, 4 years agoif you want to control who can write cookies to your machine, this is the extension to use - fantastic!
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 14298956, 5 years agoI echo other reviewers where they mention that this addon allows DEFAULT BLOCK (with exceptions) for cookies. No other addon gives us back cookie control like this. THANK YOU Craig Miskell.
Some features which I hope get added soon :)
1. The cookie toggles do not show up when browsing in Private mode. Please fix that if possible.
2. Possible to extend this addon to Firefox for Android? I would love to be protected across my devices!Fixed the private mode issue in a recent release.
No plans to extend to Android at this stage; it will be a substantial amount of effort that I don't have energy for right now.
- Rated 4 out of 5by Firefox user 14375198, 5 years agoThis addon does exactly what it says it does and I love it for its simplicity. However, there are 2 things that keep me from giving it a 5 star rating:
1. The icon is just a static (and IMO ugly) image. It would be better to use the icon to indicate blocked cookies (red), blocking some/3rd party orange, and green allowing all. A material design, outline cookie would be really nice and blend in with FF own icons.
2. When changing cookie settings (ie, allowing some), a page requires a refresh. The addon does not trigger a page refresh, nor does it provide any settings to control or show a warning.
Otherwise a very nice and simple addon that does what its supposed to do. Thanks and keep up the good work!My design skills are (obviously) terrible, and this is unlikely to change. However, the code is open source (https://github.com/craigmiskell/cookiemaster) so by all means, please feel free to submit Pull Requests with better looking icons of your own design, or from other free/opensource origins.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Zorz, 5 years agoThis is as close as we're going to get to something that even closely resembles the old "ask me every time" option for cookies in that it will actually block cookies from being set for denied websites and the whitelist/blacklist stays between sessions. Other cookie managers still allow "blocked" cookies to be set on your computer, only deleting them after a period of time or the session closes, CookieMaster does what it's supposed to and it's super simple. I do wish I could set some websites to only set cookies for a session instead of just allow/block, but I'm totally happy with the way this is right now.
- Rated 4 out of 5by NameThatNobodyTakes, 5 years agoFinally a replacement for the great but unfortunately gone CookieMonster addon. I don't have much experience with this addon yet but it seems to do its job and is pretty easy to use.
However when you set a cookie permission, the addon keeps this decision permanent (that means the cookie allowance is still set if you close Firefox and reopen it) unless you delete the permission again in the preferences menu or deselect the permission if you go to the particular website again → That's a feature from CookieMonster which I would really like to be resurrected, namely also giving the option of allowing cookies only on a per-session basis. If this feature is implement, I'll gladly bump up my rating to a 5.
- Rated 2 out of 5by Firefox user 14175147, 5 years agoEasy to use, when it works it does so transparently and with no disruption. The only problem is that it doesn't always work. It always allows some cookies even when all are banned. It's not always the same cookies, it's almost a random assortment. But after every browsing session I need to go delete the cookies that it let through. I still use it because the alternatives are even worse.
If it actually blocked all the cookies it's supposed to, this would be a 5 start rave review.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 9777552, 5 years agoUseless.
1. This add-on cannot detect the currently set cookies. Only after reload will be cookies detected.
2. This add-on prevents setting of cookies even in the "Allow All" mode. You have to enable each domain separately.
It is hard to find any realistic scenario when this add-on might be needed. That is why it is useless to me.
Regarding reloading: OK, I could accept it, if there was a hint that one has to clean up all cookies by himself and reload page.
Regarding "there is no realistic scenario": Of course there many such scenarious. Here is just one example. You disable some cookies to remove some advertising or tracking . On many sites this blocks also some functionality like commenting or sharing via Twitter or Facebook. In most cases you don't care about this. But sometimes you want to write a comment or share the content. To enable this, you have to enable blocked cookies. You don't want to spend hours analyzing what cookie is responsible for this. You just enable all cookies (and accept tons of advertising), reload page, write a comment of share the content, then disable all cookies (from the black list) again.
There are many similar scenarios, when you want temporarily enable some cookies, but don't want to waste time analyzing which ones you need. You just enable all blocked cookies, do what you need, then again disable all blocked cookies.Review of your review:
1: It drops the cookies that are not permitted, and doesn't store them away so it can force them through if/when you decide to allow them for a domain. While it technically could (although a bit complicated) the chances are reasonable that some web pages wouldn't deal well with this, and it is safer to require the user to reload the page after allowing the domain.
2: The extension is all about controlling which domains may set cookies; there is no realistic scenario in which you would install it if you want to 'Allow All' cookies. The setting you refer to is for 3rd party cookies; honestly, I can't imagine anyone wanting to set that to 'Allow All' either, but it seemed rude not to at least give people the choice.
- Rated 4 out of 5by ICJCSC, 5 years agoI want to like this, it's just what I need to replace the old CookieMonster (RIP). The problem is it doesn't actually delete any cookies! They are all still there in the Preferences window even though CookieMaster shows they aren't allowed.
Developer responseposted 5 years agoThat's odd; it's working fine for me, and presumably is also for the few dozen other users.
My only wild guess is that they were pre-existing cookies; CookieMaster doesn't *delete* existing cookies, just prevents them being set in the first place (well, javscript-set cookies are deleted immediately after they're set, but it's close enough)
If it's not that, and you're available to help debug this further, please get in touch with me by e-mail: email@example.com, or by raising an issue on github: https://github.com/craigmiskell/cookiemaster/issues and we can delve deeper into what's going on.
Edit: Just released 1.0.2 that fixed a bug related to third party cookie handling, that *might* have been responsible for the behaviour you saw.
- Rated 4 out of 5by Firefox user 13828959, 5 years agoGood extension to replace cookieSafe, which is no longer maintained. Also works on Firefox 57 while cookieShield does not. I would have put 5 stars if an option "allow for the session" had been present. This could be a good improvement. Thanks to the author for making our life easier. A tip: this module works when cookies are allowed in the firefox options.