CookieSwap Version History

12 versions

Be careful with old versions!

These versions are displayed for reference and testing purposes. You should always use the latest version of an add-on.

Version 16.4.2 65.9 KiB Works with Firefox 20.0 - 56.*

Fixed the issue where page reload on profile change stopped working in later versions of Firefox. Thanks so much to ru Ruslan for tracking down the issue and making it trivial to fix!

Version 13.4.331.1-signed 60.8 KiB Works with Firefox 20.0 - 27.*

This version fixes the problems created by Firefox v20 'Per Window Private Browsing' feature. However, due to Firefox limitations, CookiesSwap must be disabled if you have any private browsing windows open. When the Firefox limitation is addressed, CookieSwap can again be enabled in private browsing.

In addition:
-Added support for CookieSwap icon in the toolbar
-Alphabetical sort of profiles on all OS platforms

Version 52.0 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 19.*

-Does NOT support FF20. Updated version will be released shortly.
-Adding support to copy profiles (thanks to Laurence for the idea and the testing)
-Version number now correctly displayed on About tab
-Update web page to
-Added robustness to handle invalid cookies (thanks to Kimiko for reporting this issue and helping me numerous times to debug it)

Version 51.0 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0 - 9.*

Supports Firefox4 through Firefox6. For older versions of Firefox use the older versions of CookieSwap. No functional changes from the previous version.

Version 0.5.253 52.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 3.6.*

Officially is compatible with Firefox 3.6.

Version 0.5.248Beta 52.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 3.6.*

This release includes major changes from Version 0.5.165B.
-I finally added a user friendly way to add/delete/rename profiles.
-An Options screen now exists which allows things like:
-Ability to automatically reload the page or window after swapping profiles.
-Ability to choose which items show up on the CookieSwap menu
-Profile menu now shows up on right and left click
-Support for Firefox 3.5
-Upon entering Private Browsing the profiles have no cookies
-Upon leaving Private Browsing the cookies are all discarded

I've marked this as a Beta release because I've changed so much and have had limited testing on it thus far. Please let me know (via if you notice any problems.

A big 'Thank You' goes out to Brendan (a.k.a. drsassafras) for his extensive testing on the Alpha versions of this release. I couldn't have progressed the release to this point without his meticulous testing and suggestions.

Version 0.5.165B 44.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 3.0.*

Minor changes:
-Temporary support for users that do NOT 'accept third-party cookies' (see WARNING below)
-Switches to next profile when double-clicking on Status bar
-Improved Status bar tool tip
-Fixed memory leak on profile change (thanks Anaka for reporting this)
-XPI file now shows support for FF3.0 (before only the Add-ons site showed it was compatible)

For users that changed the Firefox default setting and now do NOT 'Accept third-party cookies'
(i.e. Tools->Options->Privacy->Cookies->'Accept third-party cookies' is NOT checked)

* CookieSwap version 0.5.165B has a temporary fix to enable CookieSwap to change profiles
with this setting unchecked. However, it does this by changing your setting to accept third-party cookies for the few moments that CookieSwap is changing profiles (usually less than one second) and then restoring your original setting once done. This means that any web page load that goes on right after you ask CookieSwap to change profiles but before the name of the new profile is shown on the StatusBar will accept third party cookies (again, it should be a very small window of time...less than a second usually)

I realize that some people may not find this acceptable.If you are one of those people then DO NOT install 0.5.165B.

I will try to find a more acceptable solution to the problem in the coming weeks.

Version 0.5.1 41.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 3.0.*

Fixed typo in message box and updated for Firefox 3.0

Version 0.5.0 41.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 2.0.0.*

* CookieSwap is now available from all browser windows (not just the first one)
* Replaced the term 'CookieSwap' in the status bar with the new CookieSwap icon (Thanks 'kiwidesign' for the icon!)
* Added support to remove all cookies from all profiles with one click

Version 0.4.8 28.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 2.0.0.*

Fixed incompatibility with CookieCuller.

Version 0.4.7 22.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 2.0.0.*

0.4.7 now supports Linux! Also, Kevin (thanks!) was nice enough to perform some sanity testing on OS X and it seems to work fine.
On earlier versions of Firefox 2.0, I had occasionally seen the browser window crash during a swap. I haven't seen this with the latest version of 2.0, so I'm officially releasing CookieSwap for 2.0.

Version 0.4.6 21.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 1.5.0.*

-0.4.6 is the same as 0.4.5 except the version of Firefox supported was updated.

Known limitations:
Currently, you can only swap cookie profiles from the first browser window opened. Additional windows will show the profile swap area as "inactive".